Claiborne County, Mississippi

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Claiborne County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2000, the population was 11,831. Its county seat is Port Gibson.[1]

The county is named after William C. C. Claiborne, the second governor of the Mississippi Territory.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Claiborne County has the third-largest percentage of black residents of any American county, with an 84 percent majority of the population being African-American.[2] Claiborne County was home to a little known but profound African-American civil rights struggle during the middle of the 20th century.[3]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 501 square miles (1,297.6 km2), of which 487 square miles (1,261.3 km2) is land and 15 square miles (38.8 km2) (2.91%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

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Demographics

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