Lowndes County, Mississippi
|Named for||William Jones Lowndes|
|• Total||516 sq mi (1,340 km2)|
|• Land||506 sq mi (1,310 km2)|
|• Water||11 sq mi (30 km2) 2.1%%|
|• Density||118/sq mi (46/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Lowndes County is a county in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, 59,779 people lived there. Its county seat is Columbus. The county is named for U.S. Congressman William Jones Lowndes.
Mississippi University for Women is located here.
References[change | change source]
- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved September 4, 2013.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 191.