Lee County, Mississippi

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Lee County
County of Lee
Lee County Courthouse
Lee County Courthouse
Map of Mississippi highlighting Lee County
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 34°17′N 88°41′W / 34.29°N 88.68°W / 34.29; -88.68
Country United States
State Mississippi
FoundedOctober 26, 1866; 152 years ago (1866-10-26)
Named forGen. Robert E. Lee
SeatTupelo
Largest cityTupelo
Area
 • Total453 sq mi (1,170 km2)
 • Land450 sq mi (1,200 km2)
 • Water3.2 sq mi (8 km2)  0.7%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2017)
84,933
 • Density188.7/sq mi (72.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP Codes
38801, 38804, 38824, 38826, 38828, 38843, 38849, 38857, 38858, 38860, 38862, 38866, 38868, 38879
Area code662
Congressional district1st
Websiteleecoms.com

Lee County is a county found in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, 82,910 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Tupelo.[2]

History[change | change source]

Lee County was founded on October 26, 1866, and named for Robert E. Lee.[3]

Geography[change | change source]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 453 square miles (1,170 km2), of which 450 square miles (1,200 km2) is land and 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2) (0.7%) is water.[4]

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References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved September 4, 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States (Report). U.S. Geological survey. Bulletin no. 258 (2nd ed.). Washington: Government Printing Office. p. 184. LCCN 05000751. OCLC 1156805 – via United States Geological Survey.
  4. "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on September 28, 2013. Retrieved November 6, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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