The city of Pearl is located in Rankin County in the United State of Mississippi. It resides on the Pearl River, specifically on the east side, across the river from the state capital of Jackson. At the time of the last census in 2010, the population in Pearl was 25 thousand and is considered to be part of the Jackson Metro Statistical Area. In terms of the rest of the state, the city of Pearl is located in the southwestern central part of the state, the western part of Rankin County. After a period of time after the American Civil War, the bottom portion of the Pearl River was beginning to be developed for an extension of MIssissippi’s agriculture. Population in the area during this time was scarce, only a few people along the river, until a certain period of time when the state capital of Jackson was beginning to become too crowded.
New residents who worked in the many bustling industries began to move into Pearl, which eventually became an urban expansion of Jackson. In 1969, city officials came together to discuss the control of flooding that was common to the area. That issue was discussed, as well as transportation necessary for Pearl for easy access to Jackson-Evers International Airport. They also discussed incorporation, which was approved later that year. The following year, the community voted for eleven square miles that would include Pearl River to Airport Road, but it excluded East Jackson and southern areas of I-20. There was a large surgence of members of the Ku Klux Klan in Pearl, MIssissippi. A white-only community was prevalent for most of the twentieth century. In the seventies, there was close to ten thousand people, with only ten black residents who were most likely slaves. In the nineties, racism still persisted, but it went underground and was more subtle than outright hatred for anything that wasn’t white.
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