Chickasaw County, Mississippi

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Chickasaw County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2000, the population was 19,440. Its county seats are Houston and Okolona[1]. Chickasaw county is named for the Chickasaw Native Americans.

Early in the 20th century the first agricultural high school in Mississippi opened in the unincorporated community of Buena Vista. Cully Cobb, a pioneer of southern agriculture, long-term farm publisher, and an official of the Agricultural Adjustment Administration in Washington, D.C., was the superintendet of the school from 1908-1910.[2]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 504 square miles (1,305.4 km2), of which 502 square miles (1,300.2 km2) is land and 3 square miles (7.8 km2) (0.54%) is water.

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