The compromise awarded Rutherford B. Hayes the presidency over Samuel Tilden. In exchange, Hayes removed all federal troops from the former Confederacy, effectively ending the Reconstruction Era.
1877: Disputed Presidential Election of 1876 is settled with Compromise of 1877
1877: Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar first former Confederate to become United States Senator
1877: Natchez Seminary established
After long efforts by Rev. Henry P. Jacobs and other black Baptist ministers, a school was established in Natchez with the assistance of the American Baptist Home Missionary Society. The old United States Marine Hospital was purchased and renovated for the school. The school was moved to Jackson in 1883 and renamed Jackson College, which eventually became Jackson State University.
1877: Jefferson Davis moves into Beauvoir
February 1, 1877: Mississippi Legislature establishes State Board of Health
The State Medical Association was responsible for the creation of the Board of Health.