Alcorn County, Mississippi

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Alcorn County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2000, the population was 34,558. It is named in honor of Governor James L. Alcorn. Its county seat is Corinth[1].

The Corinth Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Alcorn County.

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History

Alcorn County was formed in 1870. It was the site of the Siege of Corinth, an early campaign in the American Civil War.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 401 square miles (1,040 km2). It is the smallest county in area in Mississippi. 400 square miles (1,000 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.36%) is water.

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