Prentiss County, Mississippi

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For the town, see Prentiss, Mississippi.

Prentiss County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2000, the population was 25,556. Its county seat is Booneville[1]. Prentiss County is named for Seargent Smith Prentiss, a famous speaker and debater from Natchez, MS. (Seargent was his first name, not a military title).

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 418 square miles (1,083 km²), of which, 415 square miles (1,075 km²) of it is land and 3 square miles (9 km²) of it (0.79%) is water.

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