Stone County, Mississippi

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Stone County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. Its county seat is Wiggins[1]. Stone County was formed from the northern portion of Harrison County on June 5, 1916.[2] The county was named for John M. Stone, the Governor of Mississippi from 1876 to 1882 and again from 1890 to 1896. In 1918, the Stone County Courthouse was completed at a cost of $29,515.18[3], and is still in use today, after several renovations.

Stone County is part of the GulfportBiloxi, Mississippi, Metropolitan Statistical Area.



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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 448 square miles (1,160 km²), of which, 445 square miles (1,154 km²) of it is land and 3 square miles (7 km²) of it (0.60%) is water.


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