|Named for||Thomas Hinds|
|Seat||Jackson and Raymond|
|• Total||877 sq mi (2,270 km2)|
|• Land||870 sq mi (2,300 km2)|
|• Water||7.6 sq mi (20 km2) 0.9%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||282/sq mi (109/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
|Congressional districts||2nd, 3rd|
Hinds County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 245,285. It is the most populous county in Mississippi. Its county seats are Raymond and Jackson, the state capital. The county was created in 1821. It is named for General Thomas Hinds, a hero of the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812.
References[change | change source]
- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 11, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 157.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Hinds County - Official website