National Register Listings in
Hinds County, Mississippi

Admiral Benbow Inn Ayer Hall Bailey Hill Civil War Earthworks Belhaven Heights Historic District Belhaven Heights Historic District (Boundary Increase) Belhaven Historic District Bellevue Court Apartments Big Black River Battlefield Boteler, Lillian, House Byram Bridge Calvary Baptist Church Capitol Green Casey Elementary School Castle Crest Cates, John F., House Cedars, The Central Fire Station Chambliss Building Champion Hill Battlefield City Hall Clinton Olde Towne Historic District Downtown Fondren Historic District Dupree House Dupree-Ratliff House Edwards Hotel Evers, Medgar, Historic District Evers, Medgar, House Falk, Meyer and Genevieve, House Farish Street Neighborhood Historic District Farish Street Neighborhood Historic District (Boundary Increase) Fountainhead Futch, James M., House Galloway-Williams House George Street Grocery Gibbs-Von Seutter House Green, Garner Wynn, House Greenwood Cemetery Henry, R.H., Bridge Hinds County Armory Hinds County Courthouse Hinds County Courthouse Holly Grove Plantation House Houses at 500, 505, 512 and 513 North State Street Illinois Central Railroad Depot Illinois Central Railroad Depot Jones, Dudley, House Keith Press Building Lanier Junior-Senior High School (Colored) Lebanon Presbyterian Church Lewis, A. J., House Lewis, Ervin, House Liberty Hall Lorena Duling School Magnolia Vale Main Hall Manship House Manship House (Boundary Increase) McNair Plantation McRae's Department Store at Meadowbrook Mart Merrill-Maley House Millsaps-Buie House Mississippi Federation of Women's Clubs Mississippi Foundry and Machine Company Building Mississippi Governor's Mansion Mississippi State Capitol Morris Ice Company Morris, Joseph Henry, House Mt. Olive Cemetery Municipal Art Gallery N & W Overall Company Building Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center New Orleans Great Northern Railroad Passenger Depot North Manor Apartments Oaks, The Old State Capitol Old Terminal Building, Hawkins Field Peyton House Phoenix Hall-Johnson-Harper House Poindexter Park Historic District Porter House Raymond Battlefield Site Raymond Historic District Robertson, Smith, Elementary School Saint Mark's Episcopal Church Shelton House Sims House Smith Apartments Smith Park Architectural District Smith Park Architectural District (Boundary Increase II) Smith Park Architectural District (Boundary Increase III) Smith Park Architectural District (Boundary Increase) Southern Christian Institute Southwest Midtown Historic District Spann, Pearl, Elementary School Spengler's Corner Spengler's Corner Historic District Spengler-Thomas Building Sub Rosa Tanglewood Upper Midtown Historic District Virden-Patton House Warren-Guild-Simmons House Waterhouse-Simmons House Welty, Eudora, House West Capitol Street Historic District Wiener House at 228 Ridge Drive Wiener, Dr. Julian and Kathryn, House Williams, Alex, House Wilson, Woodrow, Bridge Wolfe House
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Hinds County, Mississippi, has a rich history that spans centuries. The area was originally inhabited by Native American tribes, including the Choctaw and Chickasaw, who relied on the fertile land for hunting and farming. European explorers arrived in the region in the 16th century, with the Spanish establishing a presence in the area. However, it was not until the early 19th century that Hinds County began to take shape as a permanent settlement.

In 1821, Hinds County was created as one of the original counties in the newly formed state of Mississippi. The county was named after Thomas Hinds, a prominent Mississippi pioneer and early political figure. The county seat, Jackson, was established shortly thereafter and quickly became a center of government, commerce, and industry. The presence of the Pearl River provided opportunities for transportation, further contributing to the growth and development of Hinds County.

During the antebellum period, Hinds County played a significant role in the cotton industry of the Deep South. The county's vast plantations relied heavily on enslaved labor, with African Americans making up a substantial portion of the population. This history of slavery and the agricultural economy would leave a lasting impact on the culture and demographics of the county for generations to come.

Following the Civil War and the abolition of slavery, Hinds County experienced periods of social and political turbulence. The county became a center of Civil Rights activism during the 20th century, with notable figures like Medgar Evers, a civil rights leader, making significant contributions to the movement. Today, Hinds County continues to be a vibrant and diverse community, with a blend of historical landmarks and modern developments that reflect its varied past.

This timeline provides a condensed summary of the historical journey of Hinds County, Mississippi.

  • 1821 - Hinds County is established as one of the original counties in Mississippi.
  • 1832 - The city of Jackson becomes the county seat of Hinds County.
  • 1863 - During the American Civil War, Hinds County is occupied by Union forces.
  • 1875 - The Mississippi State Penitentiary, also known as Parchman Farm, is established in Hinds County.
  • 1960s - Hinds County becomes a major center for the civil rights movement in Mississippi.
  • 2010 - Hinds County celebrates its bicentennial anniversary.