Oktibbeha County, Mississippi

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Oktibbeha County
Postcard. Textile Building of Mississippi State University, Starkville
Map of Mississippi highlighting Oktibbeha County
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
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Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 33°26′N 88°53′W / 33.43°N 88.88°W / 33.43; -88.88
Country United States
State Mississippi
Named forThe name Oktibbeha is a Native American word meaning either "Bloody water" (because of a battle fought on the banks) or possibly "Icy creek".[1]
Largest cityStarkville
 • Total462 sq mi (1,200 km2)
 • Land458 sq mi (1,190 km2)
 • Water3.7 sq mi (10 km2)  0.8%
 • Total51,788
 • Density110/sq mi (43/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional districts1st, 3rd

Oktibbeha County is a county in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2020 census, 51,788 people lived there.[2] The county seat is Starkville.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Origin Of Certain Place Names In The State Of Mississippi". Mississippi Genealogy. 2011-08-10. Retrieved 2018-06-17.
  2. "QuickFacts: Oktibbeha County, Mississippi". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 4, 2024.
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.

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