Amite County, Mississippi

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Amite County, Mississippi
Amite county ms courthouse 2018.jpg
Amite County courthouse in Liberty
Location within Mississippi
Location within Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Founded1809
Named forAmite River
SeatLiberty
Largest townGloster
Area
 • Total732 sq mi (1,896 km2)
 • Land730 sq mi (1,891 km2)
 • Water1.5 sq mi (4 km2), 0.2%
Population (est.)
 • (2016)12,458[1]
 • Density18/sq mi (7/km2)
Congressional district3rd
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
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.