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List of counties in Mississippi

list of counties in mississippi by population, list of counties in mississippi united states
There are 82 counties in the US state of Mississippi

Mississippi's postal abbreviation is MS and its FIPS state code is 28

Smithsonian Trinomial county designations in Mississippi Counties; AD-Adams, AL-Alcorn, AM-Amite, AT-Attala, BE-Benton, BO-Bolivar, CA-Calhoun, CR-Carroll, CS-Chickasaw, CH-Choctaw, CB-Claiborne, CK-Clarke, CL-Clay, Coahoma, CP-Copiah, CV-Covington, DS-DeSoto, FO-Forrest, FR-Franklin, GE-George, GN-Greene, GR-Grenada, HA-Hancock, HR-Harrison, HI-Hinds, HO-Holmes, HU-Humphreys, IS-Issaquena, IT-Itawamba, JA-Jackson, JS-Jasper, JE-Jefferson, JD-Jefferson Davis, JO-Jones, KE-Kemper, LA-Lafayette, LM-Lamar, LD-Lauderdale, LW-Lawrence LK-Leake, LE-Lee, LF-Leflore, LI-Lincoln, LO-Lowndes, MD-Madison, MA-Marion, MR-Marshall, MO-Monroe, MT-Montgomery, NE-Neshoba, NW-Newton, NO-Noxubee, OK-Oktibbeha, PA-Panola, PR-Pearl River, PE-Perry, PI-Pike, PO-Pontotoc, PS-Prentiss, QU-Quitman, RA-Rankin, SC-Scott, SH-Sharkey, SI-Simpson, SM-Smith, ST-Stone, SU-Sunflower, TL-Tallahatchie, TA-Tate, TI-Tippah, TS-Tishomingo, TU-Tunica, UN-Union, WL-Walthall, WR-Warren, WS-Washington, WA-Wayne, WE-Webster, WK-Wilkinson, WI-Winston, YA-Yalobusha, YZ-Yazoo1 1


FIPS County Code
County seat
Adams County 001 Natchez 1799 One of two original counties John Adams, second US President 7004322970000000000♠32,297 7002460000000000000♠460 sq mi
7003119100000000000♠1,191 km2
Alcorn County 003 Corinth 1870 Formed from Tippiah and Tishomingo Counties James L Alcorn, Reconstruction-era US Senator from Mississippi 7004370570000000000♠37,057 7002400000000000000♠400 sq mi
7003103600000000000♠1,036 km2
Amite County 005 Liberty 1809 Formed from Wilkinson County Amite River 7004131310000000000♠13,131 7002730000000000000♠730 sq mi
7003189100000000000♠1,891 km2
Attala County 007 Kosciusko 1833 Formed from Madison County A fictional Native American heroine from an early 19th-century novel by François-René de Chateaubriand 7004195640000000000♠19,564 7002735000000000000♠735 sq mi
7003190400000000000♠1,904 km2
Benton County 009 Ashland 1870 Formed from Marshall and Tippah Counties Thomas Hart Benton, US Senator from Missouri and prominent westward expansion advocate 7003872900000000000♠8,729 7002407000000000000♠407 sq mi
7003105400000000000♠1,054 km2
Bolivar County 011 Cleveland and Rosedale 1836 Formed from Tallahatchie and Washington Counties Simon Bolivar, South American democratic revolutionary 7004341450000000000♠34,145 7002876000000000000♠876 sq mi
7003226900000000000♠2,269 km2
Calhoun County 013 Pittsboro 1852 Formed from Chickasaw, Lafayette and Yalobusha Counties John C Calhoun, US Senator from South Carolina and prominent supporter of states' rights 7004149620000000000♠14,962 7002587000000000000♠587 sq mi
7003152000000000000♠1,520 km2
Carroll County 015 Carrollton and Vaiden 1833 Formed from Lowndes, Monroe, Washington and Yazoo Counties Charles Carroll, last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence 7004105970000000000♠10,597 7002628000000000000♠628 sq mi
7003162700000000000♠1,627 km2
Chickasaw County 017 Houston and Okolona 1836 Formed from Monroe County and Un-Organized Chickasaw Native Americans 7004173920000000000♠17,392 7002502000000000000♠502 sq mi
7003130000000000000♠1,300 km2
Choctaw County 019 Ackerman 1833 Formed from Lowndes, Madison, Monroe and Yazoo Counties Choctaw Native Americans 7003854700000000000♠8,547 7002419000000000000♠419 sq mi
7003108500000000000♠1,085 km2
Claiborne County 021 Port Gibson 1802 Formed from Jefferson Pickering County William C C Claiborne, Governor of the Mississippi Territory 7003960400000000000♠9,604 7002487000000000000♠487 sq mi
7003126100000000000♠1,261 km2
Clarke County 023 Quitman 1833 Formed from Wayne County Joshua G Clark, the first elected judge following admittance to the Union 7004167320000000000♠16,732 7002691000000000000♠691 sq mi
7003179000000000000♠1,790 km2
Clay County 025 West Point 1871 Formed from Chickasaw, Lowndes, Monroe and Oktibbeha Counties formerly Colfax County Henry Clay, US Senator from Kentucky and giant of 19th century politics 7004206340000000000♠20,634 7002409000000000000♠409 sq mi
7003105900000000000♠1,059 km2
Coahoma County 027 Clarksdale 1836 Formed from Un-Organized derives from Native American word meaning "red panther" 7004261510000000000♠26,151 7002554000000000000♠554 sq mi
7003143500000000000♠1,435 km2
Copiah County 029 Hazlehurst 1823 Formed from Franklin and Hinds Counties derives from Native American word meaning "calling panther" 7004294490000000000♠29,449 7002777000000000000♠777 sq mi
7003201200000000000♠2,012 km2
Covington County 031 Collins 1819 Formed from Lawrence and Wayne Counties Leonard Covington, War of 1812 general 7004195680000000000♠19,568 7002414000000000000♠414 sq mi
7003107200000000000♠1,072 km2
DeSoto County 033 Hernando 1836 Formed from Monroe and Washington Counties Hernando de Soto, Spanish explorer of the Americas 7005161252000000000♠161,252 7002478000000000000♠478 sq mi
7003123800000000000♠1,238 km2
Forrest County 035 Hattiesburg 1906 Formed from Perry County Nathan B Forrest, Confederate general 7004749340000000000♠74,934 7002467000000000000♠467 sq mi
7003121000000000000♠1,210 km2
Franklin County 037 Meadville 1809 Formed from Adams County Benjamin Franklin, writer, orator, publisher, and US founding father 7003811800000000000♠8,118 7002565000000000000♠565 sq mi
7003146300000000000♠1,463 km2
George County 039 Lucedale 1910 Formed from Greene and Jackson Counties James Z George, US Senator from Mississippi 7004225780000000000♠22,578 7002478000000000000♠478 sq mi
7003123800000000000♠1,238 km2
Greene County 041 Leakesville 1811 Formed from Wayne County Nathanael Greene, American Revolutionary War general 7004144000000000000♠14,400 7002713000000000000♠713 sq mi
7003184700000000000♠1,847 km2
Grenada County 043 Grenada 1870 Formed from Carroll, Choctaw, Tallahatchie and Yalobusha Counties Spanish province of Grenada 7004219060000000000♠21,906 7002422000000000000♠422 sq mi
7003109300000000000♠1,093 km2
Hancock County 045 Bay Saint Louis 1812 Formed from Un-Organized John Hancock, first signer of the Declaration of Independence 7004439290000000000♠43,929 7002477000000000000♠477 sq mi
7003123500000000000♠1,235 km2
Harrison County 047 Gulfport and Biloxi 1841 Formed from Hancock County William Henry Harrison, ninth US President 7005187105000000000♠187,105 7002581000000000000♠581 sq mi
7003150500000000000♠1,505 km2
Hinds County 049 Jackson and Raymond 1821 Formed from Un-Organized Choctaw Cession of 1820 Thomas Hinds, War of 1812 general 7005245285000000000♠245,285 7002869000000000000♠869 sq mi
7003225100000000000♠2,251 km2
Holmes County 051 Lexington 1833 Formed from Yazoo County David Holmes, first Governor of Mississippi 7004191980000000000♠19,198 7002756000000000000♠756 sq mi
7003195800000000000♠1,958 km2
Humphreys County 053 Belzoni 1918 Formed from Holmes, Sunflower, Washington and Yazoo Counties Benjamin G Humphreys, Reconstruction-era Governor of Mississippi 7003937500000000000♠9,375 7002418000000000000♠418 sq mi
7003108300000000000♠1,083 km2
Issaquena County 055 Mayersville 1844 Formed from Washington County Native American word for "Deer River" 7003140600000000000♠1,406 7002413000000000000♠413 sq mi
7003107000000000000♠1,070 km2
Itawamba County 057 Fulton 1836 Formed from Monroe County Itawamba, Chickasaw chief 7004234010000000000♠23,401 7002532000000000000♠532 sq mi
7003137800000000000♠1,378 km2
Jackson County 059 Pascagoula 1812 Formed from Un-Organized Andrew Jackson, War of 1812 hero and seventh US President 7005139668000000000♠139,668 7002727000000000000♠727 sq mi
7003188300000000000♠1,883 km2
Jasper County 061 Bay Springs and Paulding 1833 Formed from Jones and Wayne Counties William Jasper, Revolutionary War sergeant 7004170620000000000♠17,062 7002676000000000000♠676 sq mi
7003175100000000000♠1,751 km2
Jefferson County 063 Fayette 1799 One of two original Counties formerly Pickering Thomas Jefferson, third US President and principal author of the Declaration of Independence 7003772600000000000♠7,726 7002519000000000000♠519 sq mi
7003134400000000000♠1,344 km2
Jefferson Davis County 065 Prentiss 1906 Formed from Covington and Lawrence Counties Jefferson Davis, CS President 7004124870000000000♠12,487 7002408000000000000♠408 sq mi
7003105700000000000♠1,057 km2
Jones County 067 Laurel and Ellisville 1826 Formed from Covington and Wayne Counties formerly Davis 1865-1869 Civil War John Paul Jones, Revolutionary War naval captain 7004677610000000000♠67,761 7002694000000000000♠694 sq mi
7003179700000000000♠1,797 km2
Kemper County 069 De Kalb 1833 Formed from Lowndes, Rankin and Wayne Counties Reuben Kemper, American pioneer and revolutionary in Spanish Florida 7004104560000000000♠10,456 7002766000000000000♠766 sq mi
7003198400000000000♠1,984 km2
Lafayette County 071 Oxford 1836 Formed from Monroe County Marquis de la Fayette, French-born Revolutionary War general 7004473510000000000♠47,351 7002631000000000000♠631 sq mi
7003163400000000000♠1,634 km2
Lamar County 073 Purvis 1904 Formed from Marion and Pearl River Counties Lucius Q C Lamar, US Senator from Mississippi and United States Secretary of the Interior 7004556580000000000♠55,658 7002497000000000000♠497 sq mi
7003128700000000000♠1,287 km2
Lauderdale County 075 Meridian 1833 Formed from Rankin and Wayne Counties James Lauderdale, War of 1812 colonel 7004802610000000000♠80,261 7002704000000000000♠704 sq mi
7003182300000000000♠1,823 km2
Lawrence County 077 Monticello 1814 Formed from Marion County James Lawrence, War of 1812 naval captain 7004129290000000000♠12,929 7002431000000000000♠431 sq mi
7003111600000000000♠1,116 km2
Leake County 079 Carthage 1833 Formed from Madison and Rankin Counties Walter Leake, Governor of Mississippi 7004238050000000000♠23,805 7002583000000000000♠583 sq mi
7003151000000000000♠1,510 km2
Lee County 081 Tupelo 1866 Formed from Itawamba and Pontotoc Counties Robert E Lee, General in Chief of the Armies of the Confederate States 7004829100000000000♠82,910 7002450000000000000♠450 sq mi
7003116500000000000♠1,165 km2
Leflore County 083 Greenwood 1871 Formed from Carroll and Sunflower Counties Greenwood LeFlore, mixed-race advocate of citizenship for Native Americans and US Senator from Mississippi 7004323170000000000♠32,317 7002592000000000000♠592 sq mi
7003153300000000000♠1,533 km2
Lincoln County 085 Brookhaven 1870 Formed from Amite, Copiah, Franklin, Lawrence and Pike Counties Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth US President 7004348690000000000♠34,869 7002586000000000000♠586 sq mi
7003151800000000000♠1,518 km2
Lowndes County 087 Columbus 1830 Formed from Monroe County and Un-Organized William Jones Lowndes, US Representative from South Carolina 7004597790000000000♠59,779 7002502000000000000♠502 sq mi
7003130000000000000♠1,300 km2
Madison County 089 Canton 1828 Formed from Yazoo County James Madison, fourth US President 7004952030000000000♠95,203 7002719000000000000♠719 sq mi
7003186200000000000♠1,862 km2
Marion County 091 Columbia 1811 Formed from Amite, Franklin and Wayne Counties Francis Marion, Revolutionary War general 7004270880000000000♠27,088 7002542000000000000♠542 sq mi
7003140400000000000♠1,404 km2
Marshall County 093 Holly Springs 1836 Formed from Monroe County John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States who shaped the Supreme Court's power 7004371440000000000♠37,144 7002706000000000000♠706 sq mi
7003182900000000000♠1,829 km2
Monroe County 095 Aberdeen 1821 Formed from Un-Organized Chickasaw Cession of 1816 James Monroe, fifth US President 7004369890000000000♠36,989 7002764000000000000♠764 sq mi
7003197900000000000♠1,979 km2
Montgomery County 097 Winona 1871 Formed from Carroll and Choctaw Counties Richard Montgomery, Revolutionary War general 7004109250000000000♠10,925 7002407000000000000♠407 sq mi
7003105400000000000♠1,054 km2
Neshoba County 099 Philadelphia 1833 Formed from Jones, Madison, Rankin and Wayne Counties Native American word for "gray wolf" 7004296760000000000♠29,676 7002570000000000000♠570 sq mi
7003147600000000000♠1,476 km2
Newton County 101 Decatur 1836 Formed from Neshoba County Isaac Newton, English scientist 7004217200000000000♠21,720 7002578000000000000♠578 sq mi
7003149700000000000♠1,497 km2
Noxubee County 103 Macon 1833 Formed from Lowndes and Rankin Counties Native American for "stinking water" 7004115450000000000♠11,545 7002695000000000000♠695 sq mi
7003180000000000000♠1,800 km2
Oktibbeha County 105 Starkville 1833 Formed from Lowndes County Native American word for "bloody water" 7004476710000000000♠47,671 7002458000000000000♠458 sq mi
7003118600000000000♠1,186 km2
Panola County 107 Batesville and Sardis 1836 Formed from Monroe and Washington Counties Native American for "cotton" 7004347070000000000♠34,707 7002684000000000000♠684 sq mi
7003177200000000000♠1,772 km2
Pearl River County 109 Poplarville 1890 Formed from Hancock and Marion Counties Pearl River 7004558340000000000♠55,834 7002812000000000000♠812 sq mi
7003210300000000000♠2,103 km2
Perry County 111 New Augusta 1820 Formed from Greene County Oliver Hazard Perry, War of 1812 naval captain 7004122500000000000♠12,250 7002647000000000000♠647 sq mi
7003167600000000000♠1,676 km2
Pike County 113 Magnolia 1815 Formed from Marion County Zebulon Pike, western explorer 7004404040000000000♠40,404 7002409000000000000♠409 sq mi
7003105900000000000♠1,059 km2
Pontotoc County 115 Pontotoc 1836 Formed from Monroe County Native American for "land of hanging grapes" 7004299570000000000♠29,957 7002497000000000000♠497 sq mi
7003128700000000000♠1,287 km2
Prentiss County 117 Booneville 1870 Formed from Itawamba and Tishomingo Counties Seargent Smith Prentiss, US Representative from Mississippi 7004252760000000000♠25,276 7002415000000000000♠415 sq mi
7003107500000000000♠1,075 km2
Quitman County 119 Marks 1877 Formed from Coahoma, Panola, Tallahatchie and Tunica Counties John A Quitman, Governor of Mississippi 7003822300000000000♠8,223 7002405000000000000♠405 sq mi
7003104900000000000♠1,049 km2
Rankin County 121 Brandon 1828 Formed from Hinds County Christopher Rankin, US Representative from Mississippi 7005141617000000000♠141,617 7002775000000000000♠775 sq mi
7003200700000000000♠2,007 km2
Scott County 123 Forest 1833 Formed from Covington, Jones and Rankin Counties Abram M Scott, Governor of Mississippi 7004282640000000000♠28,264 7002609000000000000♠609 sq mi
7003157700000000000♠1,577 km2
Sharkey County 125 Rolling Fork 1876 Formed from Issaquena, Warren and Washington Counties William L Sharkey, Mississippi Supreme Court justice 7003491600000000000♠4,916 7002428000000000000♠428 sq mi
7003110900000000000♠1,109 km2
Simpson County 127 Mendenhall 1824 Formed from Copiah County Josiah Simpson, first federal judge appointed in the state 7004275030000000000♠27,503 7002589000000000000♠589 sq mi
7003152600000000000♠1,526 km2
Smith County 129 Raleigh 1833 Formed from Covington, Jones and Rankin Counties David Smith, Revolutionary War major 7004164910000000000♠16,491 7002636000000000000♠636 sq mi
7003164700000000000♠1,647 km2
Stone County 131 Wiggins 1916 Formed from Harrison County John M Stone, Governor of Mississippi 7004177860000000000♠17,786 7002445000000000000♠445 sq mi
7003115300000000000♠1,153 km2
Sunflower County 133 Indianola 1844 Formed from Bolivar County Sunflower River 7004294500000000000♠29,450 7002694000000000000♠694 sq mi
7003179700000000000♠1,797 km2
Tallahatchie County 135 Charleston and Sumner 1833 Formed from Washington and Yazoo Counties Tallahatchie River 7004153780000000000♠15,378 7002644000000000000♠644 sq mi
7003166800000000000♠1,668 km2
Tate County 137 Senatobia 1873 Formed from DeSoto and Marshall Counties Thomas Simpson Tate, the county's original settler 7004288860000000000♠28,886 7002404000000000000♠404 sq mi
7003104600000000000♠1,046 km2
Tippah County 139 Ripley 1836 Formed from Monroe County Native American word for "cut off" 7004222320000000000♠22,232 7002458000000000000♠458 sq mi
7003118600000000000♠1,186 km2
Tishomingo County 141 Iuka 1836 Formed from Monroe County Chief Tishomingo, Chickasaw leader 7004195930000000000♠19,593 7002424000000000000♠424 sq mi
7003109800000000000♠1,098 km2
Tunica County 143 Tunica 1836 Formed from Washington County and Un-Organized Tunica Native Americans 7004107780000000000♠10,778 7002455000000000000♠455 sq mi
7003117800000000000♠1,178 km2
Union County 145 New Albany 1870 Formed from Lee, Pontotoc and Tippah Counties Reunion of Confederacy with the United States 7004271340000000000♠27,134 7002416000000000000♠416 sq mi
7003107700000000000♠1,077 km2
Walthall County 147 Tylertown 1912 Formed from Marion and Pike Counties Edward Walthall, US Senator from Mississippi 7004154430000000000♠15,443 7002404000000000000♠404 sq mi
7003104600000000000♠1,046 km2
Warren County 149 Vicksburg 1809 Formed from Claiborne County Joseph Warren, Revolutionary War general 7004487730000000000♠48,773 7002587000000000000♠587 sq mi
7003152000000000000♠1,520 km2
Washington County 151 Greenville 1827 Formed from Warren and Yazoo Counties George Washington, first US President 7004511370000000000♠51,137 7002724000000000000♠724 sq mi
7003187500000000000♠1,875 km2
Wayne County 153 Waynesboro 1809 Formed from Washington County AL Anthony Wayne, Revolutionary War general 7004207470000000000♠20,747 7002810000000000000♠810 sq mi
7003209800000000000♠2,098 km2
Webster County 155 Walthall 1874 Formed from Chickasaw, Choctaw and Montegomery Counties formerly Sumner County Daniel Webster, US Senator from Massachusetts and giant of Nineteenth Century politics 7004102530000000000♠10,253 7002423000000000000♠423 sq mi
7003109600000000000♠1,096 km2
Wilkinson County 157 Woodville 1802 Formed from Adams County James Wilkinson, Revolutionary War general 7003987800000000000♠9,878 7002677000000000000♠677 sq mi
7003175300000000000♠1,753 km2
Winston County 159 Louisville 1833 Formed from Lowndes, Rankin, and Wayne Counties Louis Winston, Mississippi Supreme Court justice 7004191980000000000♠19,198 7002607000000000000♠607 sq mi
7003157200000000000♠1,572 km2
Yalobusha County 161 Water Valley and Coffeeville 1833 Formed from Monroe, Washington and Yazoo Counties Native American for "tadpole place" 7004126780000000000♠12,678 7002467000000000000♠467 sq mi
7003121000000000000♠1,210 km2
Yazoo County 163 Yazoo City 1823 Formed from Hinds County Yazoo Native Americans 7004280650000000000♠28,065 7002920000000000000♠920 sq mi
7003238300000000000♠2,383 km2


  1. ^ Mississippi Department of Archives and History
  2. ^ "EPA County FIPS Code Listing" EPAgov Retrieved 2008-02-23 
  3. ^ a b Bureau of the Census, USA "GeoHive - USA, Mississippi state population statistics" Retrieved 7 April 2011 
  4. ^ a b National Association of Counties "NACo - Find a county" Retrieved 2008-04-30 

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