Simpson County, Mississippi

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Simpson County
Simpson County courthouse in Mendenhall
Simpson County courthouse in Mendenhall
Map of Mississippi highlighting Simpson County
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 31°55′N 89°55′W / 31.92°N 89.92°W / 31.92; -89.92
Country United States
State Mississippi
Named forJosiah Simpson
Largest cityMagee
 • Total590 sq mi (1,500 km2)
 • Land589 sq mi (1,530 km2)
 • Water1.3 sq mi (3 km2)  0.2%
 • Total25,949
 • Density44/sq mi (17/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district3rd

Simpson County is a county in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2020 census, 25,949 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Mendenhall.[2]

Geography[change | change source]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 590 square miles (1,500 km2), of which 589 square miles (1,530 km2) is land and 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2) (0.2%) is water.[3]

Bordering counties[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

Cities[change | change source]

Town[change | change source]

Village[change | change source]

Unincorporated communities[change | change source]

  • Harrisville
  • Merry Hell
  • Pinola
  • Sanatorium

Ghost town[change | change source]

  • Westville

References[change | change source]

  1. "QuickFacts: Simpson County, Mississippi". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 4, 2024.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on September 28, 2013. Retrieved November 7, 2014.