Quitman County, Mississippi

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Quitman County
The Quitman County courthouse in Marks, Mississippi
The Quitman County courthouse in Marks, Mississippi
Map of Mississippi highlighting Quitman County
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 34°15′N 90°17′W / 34.25°N 90.29°W / 34.25; -90.29
Country United States
State Mississippi
Founded1877
Named forJohn A. Quitman
SeatMarks
Largest townLambert
Area
 • Total406 sq mi (1,050 km2)
 • Land405 sq mi (1,050 km2)
 • Water1.4 sq mi (4 km2)  0.3%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total8,223
 • Estimate 
(2018)
7,051
 • Density20/sq mi (7.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district2nd
Websitequitmancountyms.org

Quitman County is a county in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, 8,223 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Marks.[2] The county is named after John A. Quitman, Governor of Mississippi from 1835 to 1836 and from 1850 to 1851.

Quitman County is in the Mississippi Delta region of Mississippi.

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 5, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07.