Kemper County, Mississippi

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Kemper County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2000, the population was 10,453. Its county seat is De Kalb. It is named in honor of Reuben Kemper.

The county is part of the Meridian, Mississippi, Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Long-time United States Senator John C. Stennis (1947–1989) was born in Kemper County. East Mississippi Community College is located in the town of Scooba, at the junction of US 45 and Mississippi Highway 16.

Another Kemper County native was the legendary Texas Ranger Captain Bill McDonald.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 767 square miles (1,987 km²), of which, 766 square miles (1,984 km²) of it is land and the other 1 square miles (2 km²) of it (0.11%) is water.

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