DeSoto County, Mississippi

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DeSoto County, Mississippi
Court House Hernando MS.jpg
DeSoto County Courthouse
Location within Mississippi
Location within Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
FoundedFebruary 9, 1836
Named forHernando de Soto
SeatHernando
Largest citySouthaven
Area
 • Total497 sq mi (1,287 km2)
 • Land476 sq mi (1,233 km2)
 • Water21 sq mi (54 km2), 4.2%
Population (est.)
 • (2017)178,751
 • Density375/sq mi (145/km2)
Congressional district1st
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
Websitewww.desotocountyms.gov

DeSoto County is a county in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, 161,252 people lived there[1] which makes it the third-most populous county in Mississippi. Its county seat is Hernando.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.