Tishomingo County, Mississippi

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Tishomingo County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2000 the population was 19,163. Its county seat is Iuka[1].

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History

Tishomingo County was organized February 9, 1836, from Chickasaw lands that were ceded to the United States. In 1870 this land was divided into Alcorn, Prentiss and Tishomingo counties.

Tishomingo was referenced in the Coen Brother's film, O Brother, Where Art Thou?.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 445 square miles (1,151 km²), of which, 424 square miles (1,098 km²) of it is land and 20 square miles (53 km²) of it (4.59%) is water. The highest natural point in Mississippi, the 806 feet (246 meter) Woodall Mountain, is located in the county.

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