Greene County, Mississippi

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Greene County, Mississippi
Leaksville Junior High School.jpg
Leaksville Junior High School
Location within Mississippi
Location within Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Founded1811
Named forNathanael Greene
SeatLeakesville
Largest townLeakesville
Area
 • Total719 sq mi (1,862 km2)
 • Land713 sq mi (1,847 km2)
 • Water5.9 sq mi (15 km2), 0.8%
Population
 • (2010)14,400
 • Density20/sq mi (8/km2)
Congressional district4th
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
Websitewww.greenecountyms.gov

Greene County is a county in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,400.[1] The county seat is Leakesville.[2] The county was founded in 1811 and is named after American Revolutionary War General Nathanael Greene.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 11, 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.
  3. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 143.