Simpson County, Mississippi

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Simpson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2000, the population was 27,639. The county seat is Mendenhall [1]. It is part of the Jackson, Mississippi, Metropolitan Statistical Area. Simpson County is named for Judge Josiah Simpson.

Spencer Myrick, a member of both houses of the Louisiana State Legislature, and his brother, Bill Myrick, a Country music figure in Odessa, Texas, were born in Simpson County but reared in West Carroll Parish in northeastern Louisiana.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 591 square miles (1,529 km²), of which, 589 square miles (1,525 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (5 km²) of it (0.30%) is water.

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