Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi

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Jefferson Davis County
County
County of Jefferson Davis
Jefferson Davis County courthouse in Prentiss
Jefferson Davis County courthouse in Prentiss
Map of Mississippi highlighting Jefferson Davis 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°34′N 89°49′W / 31.56°N 89.82°W / 31.56; -89.82
Country United States
State Mississippi
Founded1906
Named forJefferson Davis
SeatPrentiss
Largest townPrentiss
Area
 • Total409 sq mi (1,060 km2)
 • Land408 sq mi (1,060 km2)
 • Water0.7 sq mi (2 km2)  0.2%%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total12,487
 • Density31/sq mi (12/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district3rd
Websitewww.jeffersondaviscountyms.com

Jefferson Davis County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, 12,487 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Prentiss.[2] The county was founded on March 31, 1906. It is named in honor of Mississippi Senator and Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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