Oktibbeha County, Mississippi

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Oktibbeha County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2000, the population was 42,902. Its county seat is Starkville[1]. Oktibbeha is a Native American word meaning either bloody water (because of a battle fought on the banks) or possibly icy creek. Indian artifacts over 2000 years old have been found near the Indian mounds adjacent to Indian Mound Campground, just east of Starkville.

The Starkville Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Oktibbeha County.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 462 square miles (1,196 km²), of which 458 square miles (1,185 km²) is land and 4 square miles (11 km²) (0.91%) is water.

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