Greene County, Mississippi

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Greene County
Leaksville Junior High School
Leaksville Junior High School
Map of Mississippi highlighting Greene 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°13′N 88°38′W / 31.22°N 88.64°W / 31.22; -88.64
Country United States
State Mississippi
Named forNathanael Greene
Largest townLeakesville
 • Total719 sq mi (1,860 km2)
 • Land713 sq mi (1,850 km2)
 • Water5.9 sq mi (15 km2)  0.8%%
 • Total14,400
 • Density20/sq mi (8/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district4th

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.