Mississippi County, Arkansas

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Mississippi County
Mississippi County Courthouse, Osceola
Mississippi County Courthouse, Osceola
Flag of Mississippi County
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
 • Total920 sq mi (2,400 km2)
 • Land901 sq mi (2,330 km2)
 • Water19 sq mi (50 km2)  2.1%
 • Total40,685
 • Density44/sq mi (17/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)

Mississippi County is a county of the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2020 census, the population was 40,685.[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. 1.0 1.1 "QuickFacts: Mississippi County, Arkansas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 8, 2023.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.