Adams County, Mississippi

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Adams County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2000, the population was 34,340. Its name is in honor of the second President of the United States, John Adams. The county seat is Natchez[1]. It is part of the Natchez, MS–LA Micropolitan Statistical Area.



Adams County was created on April 2, 1799, from part of Pickering Territorial County. It was the first county to be organized in the Mississippi Territory, eighteen years before Mississippi became a state. Its namesake is President John Adams. Four Mississippi governors have hailed from Adams County: David Holmes, George Poindexter, John A. Quitman, and Gerard Brandon.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 486 square miles (1,260 km2), of which 460 square miles (1,200 km2) is land and 26 square miles (67 km2) (5.34%) is water.

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