Jackson, MS

Seat of justice of Hinds Co, and capital of Mississippi, is situated at the head of boat navigation on the west bank of Pearl river.  It is built on a beautiful level ground, half a mile square.  It contains a magnificent state house, governor's house, a penitentiary and other elegant public buildings.  It is connected with Jackson by a railroad 45 miles long.  It lies 1,015 miles southwest of Washington.

Population: in 1840 was 2,126 and in 1850 ____.