Mississippi County, Arkansas

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Mississippi County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2000, the population was 51,979. There are two county seats, Blytheville and Osceola.[1] The county was formed on November 1, 1833, and named for the Mississippi River which borders the county to the east. Mississippi County is part of the First Congressional District in Arkansas which is the poorest Congressional District in the United States.

The Blytheville Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Mississippi County.

Jefferson W. Speck, a Mississippi County planter, was the Republican gubernatorial nominee in 1950 and 1952.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 920 square miles (2,382 km²), of which 898 square miles (2,326 km²) is land and 21 square miles (56 km²) (2.34%) is water.

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