Amite County, Mississippi

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Amite County
Amite County courthouse in Liberty
Amite County courthouse in Liberty
Map of Mississippi highlighting Amite County
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 31°10′N 90°48′W / 31.17°N 90.8°W / 31.17; -90.8
Country United States
State Mississippi
Founded1809
Named forAmite River
SeatLiberty
Largest townGloster
Area
 • Total732 sq mi (1,900 km2)
 • Land730 sq mi (1,900 km2)
 • Water1.5 sq mi (4 km2)  0.2%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
12,458[1]
 • Density18/sq mi (7/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district3rd
Websitewww.amitecounty.ms

Amite County is a county in the U.S. state of Mississippi on the southern border with Louisiana. As of the 2010 census, 13,131 people lived there.[2] Its county seat is Liberty.[3] The county is named after the Amite River which runs through the county. It was founded in 1809.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". U.S. Census Bureau. August 16, 2017. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  2. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)