Mississippi County, Arkansas

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Mississippi County, Arkansas
Mississippi County Courthouse, Osceola
Location within Arkansas
Location within Arkansas
Map of the United States highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location within the U.S.
FoundedNovember 1, 1833
Named forMississippi River
SeatBlytheville and Osceola
Largest cityBlytheville
 • Total920 sq mi (2,383 km2)
 • Land901 sq mi (2,334 km2)
 • Water19 sq mi (49 km2), 2.1%
Population (est.)
 • (2016)42,835
 • Density52/sq mi (20/km2)
Congressional district1st
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5

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.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.