- The Jackson Zoo
The history of the Jackson zoo
starts back in 1916 when the city bought 76 acres of land. In 1919
the Zoo consisted of a cage of rabbits, fox, squirrel, alligators.
Today the zoo is located on 110 acres with 52 of it developed. It
has around 120 different species at the zoo and over 750 animals all
together. Check out the the African Elephants, Cougars, Sumatran
Tiger, Blue and Gold Macaw's, Indochinese Tiger's and so much more.
The zoo has grown into a beautiful place of conservation and
preservation and a wonderful place to view all the different
The Beauvoir was the last home of
Jefferson Davis, where he retired. The house was built by James
Brown and his family and when he died it was left to his wife in
1866 and was forced to sell because of taxes that were due from her
husband. It was then in 1877 after he had fallen in love with the
property, he bought it from his family friend and after one payment
she passed away and he was sole heir to the house. When he died the
property went to he daughter. It was then turned into a nursing home
and then into the Jefferson Davis memorial.