Mississippi State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots
Mississippi Symbols, Mississippi Emblems, and Mississippi Mascots
Browse the state's symbols; state animal, state bird, state flower, state flag, state fossil, state insect, state motto, state seal, state tree, color, dance, fish, mammal, music, nut, reptile seal, and miscellaneous designations, emblems, and mascot of each state with pictures. Find origin of the state name. View the state almanacs, state timelines and peruse state facts and stats such as the capitol, location, and date admitted to the union.
Mississippi Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots
|American Folk Dance||Square Dance, 1995|
|Bird||Mockingbird, (Mimus polyglottos) February 23, 1944|
|Butterfly||Spicebush Swallowtail (Battus philenor) 1991|
|Fish||Largemouth or Black Bass (Micropterus salmoides) 1974|
|Flag||State Flag, 1984|
|Flower||Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) February 26, 1952|
|Fossil||Prehistoric Whale (Basilosaurus cetoides), Zygorhiza kochii March 26, 1981|
|Grand Opera House||Grand Opera House of Meridian, 1993|
|Insect||Honeybee, (Apis mellifera) 1980|
SEC. 3-3-31. State language.
The English language is the official language of the State of Mississippi.
SOURCES: Laws, 1987, ch. 439, eff from and after July 1, 1987.
|Mammal: Land||White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) April 12, 1974
Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) 1997
|Mammal: Water||Bottlenose Dolphin, (Tursiops truncatus) April 12, 1974|
|Motto||Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)|
|Natural Science Museum||The Mississippi Game and Fish Commission's Mississippi Museum of Natural Science 1974|
|Seal||Great Seal, 1798|
|Shell||Oyster Shell (Crassostrea virginica) 1974|
|Song||"Go, Mississippi" May 17, 1962
Words and Music by Houston Davis
|Stone||Petrified Wood, May 14, 1976|
|Toy||Teddy Bear, July 1, 2002|
|Tree||Magnolia, (Magnolia grandiflora) 1938|
|Waterfowl||Wood Duck, (Aix Sponsa) 1974|
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