Mississippi County, Arkansas

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Mississippi County
Mississippi County Courthouse, Osceola
Mississippi County Courthouse, Osceola
Map of Arkansas highlighting Mississippi County
Location within the U.S. state of Arkansas
Map of the United States highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 35°46′36″N 90°03′16″W / 35.776666666667°N 90.054444444444°W / 35.776666666667; -90.054444444444
Country United States
State Arkansas
FoundedNovember 1, 1833
Named forMississippi River
SeatBlytheville and Osceola
Largest cityBlytheville
Area
 • Total920 sq mi (2,400 km2)
 • Land901 sq mi (2,330 km2)
 • Water19 sq mi (50 km2)  2.1%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
42,835
 • Density52/sq mi (20/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
Websitewww.mcagov.com

Mississippi County is a county of the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 46,480.[1] There are two county seats, Blytheville and Osceola.[2] The county was founded on November 1, 1833, and named for the Mississippi River which borders the county to the east.

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. Retrieved May 23, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.