1850 Counties of  Mississippi

County Description Area in sq miles Courts held at Pop in 1850
Adams southwest part on MS & Homochitto rivers 600 Natchez 18,069
Amite southwest part 720 Liberty 9,694
Attala central part, drained by Black & Pearl rivers 729 Kosciusko 10,999
Bolivar on western boundary, on east side of Mississippi river 1,700 Bolivar 2,577
Carroll toward the northwest part, east side of Yazoo river 950 Carrollton 18, 945
Chickasaw northern part 970 Houston 16,368
Choctaw central part 920 Greensborough 11,402
Claiborne western boundary, on east side of Mississippi river & Big Black river on northwest 500 Fort Gibson 14,899
Clarke east boundary, water by Chicksaw river 650 Quitman 5,477
Coahoma western boundary, water by Sunflower river 680 Coahoma Court House 2,724
Copiah southwest part, Pearl river on northeast side 900 Gallatin 11,794
Covington southern part 960 Williamsburg 3,358
De Soto northern boundary 925 Hernando 19,042
Franklin south western part 720 Meadville 5,904
Greene eastern boundary, crossed by Chicksawha river 864 Leakesville 2,018
Hancock southern part, Pearl river on west, Gulf of Mexico on south 1680 Sheildsborough 3,672
Harrison southern boundary, Gulf of Mexico on south, Pearl river on west blank Mississippi City 4,875
Hinds western part, Pearl river on east & Big Black river on west 875 Raymond 25,340
Holmes western part, Big Black river on east, Yazoo river on west 600 Lexington 13,928
Issaquena western boundary, Mississippi river on west & Yazoo river on southeast blank Tallulah 4,478
Itawamba eastern boundary, crossed by Little Tombigbee river 900 Fulton 13,528
Jackson southeast corner, on Gulf of Mexico, crossed by Pascagoula river 1175 Jackson Court House 3,196
Jasper south eastern part 650 Paulding 6,184
Jefferson western boundary, on east side of Mississippi river 630 Fayette 13,193
Jones south eastern part 672 Ellisville 2,164
Kemper east boundary 750 De Kalb 12,517
Lafayette northern part 790 Oxford 14,069
Lauderdale east boundary 700 Marion 8,708
Lawrence southern part, crossed by Pearl river 790 Monticello 6,478
Leake central part 576 Carthage 5,533
Lowndes eastern boundary, crossed by Tombigbee river 324 Columbus 19,544
Madison central part, Big Black river on northwest & Pearl river on southwest 548 Canton 18,173
Marion southern boundary, crossed by Pearl river 1476 Columbia 4,410
Marshall northern boundary 800 Holly Springs 29,689
Monroe eastern boundary, crossed by Little Tombigbee river 650 Athens 21,172
Neshoba eastern part 600 Philadelphia 4,728
Newton toward eastern part 540 Decatur 4,465
Noxubee east boundary 680 Macon 16,299
Oktibbeha eastern part 625 Starkeville 9,171
Panola in north western part, crossed by Tallahatchie river 760 Panola 11,444
Perry southeast part, crossed by Leaf river 1011 Augusta 2,438
Pike south boundary 864 Holmesville 13,309
Pontotoc northeast part 900 Pontotoc 17,112
Rankin central part, Pearl river on northwest 800 Brandon 7,227
Scott central part 576 Hillsborough 3,961
Simpson southern part, Pearl river on west 550 Westville 4,734
Smith toward southeast part 520 Raleigh 4,071
Sun Flower west part, Yazoo river on east, crossed by Sun Flower river blank blank 1,102
Tallahatchee in north western part, crossed by Yazoo river 1188 Charleston 4,643
Tippah on north boundary 1000 Ripley 20,741
Tishomingo in northeast corner, Tennessee river on northeast 1300 Jacinto 15,490
Tunica on western boundary, Mississippi river on west 600 Peyton 1,304
Warren on west boundary, Mississippi river on west, Big Black on southeast, crossed by Yazoo river 600 Vicksburg 18,121
Washington on west boundary, Mississippi river on west, Yazoo river on east 2420 Greenville 8,389
Wayne on east boundary 790 Winchester 2,892
Wilkinson at southwest corner, Mississippi river on west 580 Woodville 16,720
Winston in eastern part 720 Louisville 7,956
Yallabusha toward north part, crossed by Yallabusha river 720 Coffeeville 17,258
Yazoo in western part, Yazoo river on northwest, Big Black river on southeast 650 Benton 14,118

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