Jackson is officially called the City of Jackson. It is the capital city and largest urban center in the state of Mississippi. The City of Jackson owns more than 3,000 acres. Which also just so happens to be the home of the Jackson-Medgar Evers International Airport. Jackson is on the Pearl River, which drains into the Gulf of Mexico. It is part of the Jackson Praire region of the state. The city is named after General Andrew Jackson, who was honored for his role in the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812 and later served as US President.
Lexington is a city in and the county seat of Holmes County, Mississippi. The county was organized in 1833, then the city in 1836.
The population of the city has started to decline as the decline with the growth of industrial agriculture. Many people have left the rural county to seek work elsewhere.