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    Jackson County

    Named for Andrew Jackson, this county is the fifth most populous in Mississippi. It has grown steadily over the past several decades and has been described as the “most industrialized county in the state.” It is home to Vancleave Horse Arena and Whispering Pines Golf Course. The county owns a state-of-the-art hospital system, and has excellent schools, a top-rated community college, and a university branch within its borders.