Madison County, Mississippi

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Madison County
Madison County Courthouse in Canton
Madison County Courthouse in Canton
Map of Mississippi highlighting Madison County
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 32°38′N 90°02′W / 32.63°N 90.03°W / 32.63; -90.03
Country United States
State Mississippi
FoundedJanuary 29, 1828
Named forJames Madison
Largest cityRidgeland
 • Total742 sq mi (1,920 km2)
 • Land715 sq mi (1,850 km2)
 • Water27 sq mi (70 km2)  3.7%
 • Estimate 
 • Density133/sq mi (51/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional districts2nd, 3rd

Madison County is a county in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, 95,203 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Canton.[2] The county is named for James Madison, 4th President of the United States (1809–1817).[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.
  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. 196.