Lowndes County, Mississippi

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Lowndes County
Friendship Cemetery
Map of Mississippi highlighting Lowndes County
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 33°28′N 88°26′W / 33.47°N 88.44°W / 33.47; -88.44
Country United States
State Mississippi
Founded1830
Named forWilliam Jones Lowndes
SeatColumbus
Largest cityColumbus
Area
 • Total516 sq mi (1,340 km2)
 • Land506 sq mi (1,310 km2)
 • Water11 sq mi (30 km2)  2.1%%
Population
 (2017)
 • Total67,892
 • Density118/sq mi (46/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
Websitelowndescountyms.com

Lowndes County is a county in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, 59,779 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Columbus.[2] The county is named for U.S. Congressman William Jones Lowndes.[3]

Mississippi University for Women is located here.

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved September 4, 2013.
  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. 191.