The Jackson Volcano

The Jackson Volcano (HM2GTG)

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N 32° 18.91', W 90° 10.415'

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In the Late Cretaceous Period, shallow seas covered central Mississippi. About 75 million years ago, a volcano erupted through the seafloor creating an island surrounded by a reef. Today, these structures are located 2,900 feet beneath the city. Uplift created the Jackson Dome and the heights of LeFleur's Bluff and Belhaven. These heights influenced Thomas Hinds to select this area as a suitable place to locate the new capital city in 1821.
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Year Placed2018
Placed ByThe Mississippi Department of Archives and History
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Date Added Thursday, May 16th, 2019 at 8:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 766099 N 3578880
Decimal Degrees32.31516667, -90.17358333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 18.91', W 90° 10.415'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 18' 54.6" N, 90° 10' 24.9" W
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