My hometown, where I was born and raised, is Jackson, MS. The city of Jackson was founded in 1821 at the site of a trading post on the west bank of the Pearl River. Jackson is the capital of Mississippi and one of the most populated cities in Mississippi as well. As of July 2008, Jackson, MS reported to the U.S. Census Bureau a population of 130,694. Jackson, MS is now, and forever will be my home and where my heart is.