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Attala County was established on the 23rd of
December, 1833, and was one of the sixteen counties
carved from the Choctaw cession of 1830. The name is
derived from the heroine (Atala) of an Indian romance
written by Chateaubriand and chosen by the county's first state
senator, Gordon D. Boyd
County, in the 1800's, farming was the primary
occupation of many residents; the crops that resulted,
timber, cotton, and corn, required harvesting that
involved machinery. And the occupation of some of these
early Attala County residents was "gin
Attala County is
located in the geographic center of Mississippi and is
located along the scenic Natchez Trace Parkway.
Kosciusko is the county seat of Attala
Attala County Cities
Attala Chancery Clerk, Mr. Gerry
Taylor, 230 West Washington Street, Kosciusko, MS,
Attala County Circuit Clerk, Mrs.
Wanda Fancher, 118 West Washington Street, Kosciusko,
Attala Historical Society,
P O Box 127, Kosciusko, MS, 39390
Attala County Public Library, 201
South Huntington Street, Kosciusko, MS,
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