Lamar County, Mississippi

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Lamar County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. It is part of the Hattiesburg, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2000, the population was 39,070. Its county seat is Purvis[2].

Named for the post-Civil War Mississippi statesman Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar, the county was carved out of Marion County to the west in 1904. It is largely a rural county, except for its northeast quarter, which is within the Hattiesburg metropolitan area.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 500 square miles (1,296 km²), of which, 497 square miles (1,287 km²) of it is land and 3 square miles (9 km²) of it (0.68%) is water.

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