Lincoln County, Mississippi

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Lincoln County
Postcard Brookhaven City Hall, early 20th century.
Postcard Brookhaven City Hall, early 20th century.
Map of Mississippi highlighting Lincoln 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°32′N 90°27′W / 31.54°N 90.45°W / 31.54; -90.45
Country United States
State Mississippi
Founded1870
Named forAbraham Lincoln
SeatBrookhaven
Largest cityBrookhaven
Area
 • Total588 sq mi (1,520 km2)
 • Land586 sq mi (1,520 km2)
 • Water2.1 sq mi (5 km2)  0.4%%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total34,869
 • Density59/sq mi (23/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district3rd
Websitewww.golincolnms.com

Lincoln County is a county in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, 34,869 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Brookhaven.[2] The county was created on April 7, 1870 and named for Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States (1861–1865).[3]

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. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 187.