Jefferson County, Mississippi

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Jefferson County
Historic Christ Church, Church Hill, Mississippi
Map of Mississippi highlighting Jefferson 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°44′N 91°02′W / 31.73°N 91.03°W / 31.73; -91.03
Country United States
State Mississippi
Named forThomas Jefferson
Largest cityFayette
 • Total527 sq mi (1,360 km2)
 • Land520 sq mi (1,300 km2)
 • Water7.3 sq mi (19 km2)  1.4%
 • Total7,260
 • Density14/sq mi (5.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district2nd

Jefferson County is a county in the U.S. state of Mississippi; its western border is formed by the Mississippi River. As of the 2020 census, 7,260 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Fayette.[2] The county was founded in 1799. It is named for U.S. President Thomas Jefferson.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "QuickFacts: Jefferson County, Mississippi". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 4, 2024.
  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. 168.