Bolivar County, Mississippi

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Bolivar County, Mississippi
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Grover Hotel in Downtown Cleveland Historic District.
Location within Mississippi
Location within Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Founded1836
Named forSimón Bolívar
SeatRosedale and Cleveland
Largest cityCleveland
Area
 • Total906 sq mi (2,347 km2)
 • Land877 sq mi (2,271 km2)
 • Water29 sq mi (75 km2), 3.2%
Population
 • (2010)34,145
 • Density39/sq mi (15/km2)
Congressional district2nd
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
Websitewww.co.bolivar.ms.us

Bolivar County is a county located on the western border of the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, 34,145 people lived there.[1] Its county seats are Rosedale and Cleveland.[2] The county was founded in 1836. It is named in honor of Simón Bolívar, early 19th-century leader of the liberation of many South American colonies from Spain.

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.