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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
Named forAbraham Lincoln
Largest cityBrookhaven
 • Total588 sq mi (1,520 km2)
 • Land586 sq mi (1,520 km2)
 • Water2.1 sq mi (5 km2)  0.4%
 • Total34,907
 • Density59/sq mi (23/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district3rd

Lincoln County is a county in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2020 census, 34,907 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. "QuickFacts: Lincoln County, Mississippi". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 4, 2024.
  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.