Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi

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Jefferson Davis County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2000, the population was 13,962. It is named in honor of Mississippi Senator and Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Its county seat is Prentiss[1]. The county was carved out of Covington and Lawrence Counties on March 1906. Governor James K. Vardaman signed the bill creating the county on May 9, 1906.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 409 square miles (1,059.3 km2), of which 408 square miles (1,056.7 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.17%) is water.

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