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Founded in 1877
The bill for the formation of the county was introduced in the
legislature by Lepold Marks, representing Tunica County, and passed on
1 February 1877.The land was taken from portions of Panola,
Tunica, Coahoma and Tallahatchie counties.The new county was
named for John A. Quitman, Governor of Mississippi from 1835 to 1836
and from 1850 to 1851.LocationQuitman county is located in theMississippi Delta, one
of the largest and most fertile deltas in the world.Memphis
is 82.4 milesnorth of Marks,the county seat.
Clarksdale is 18.4 miles to the west.Batesville is 20.1 miles to
the east.Tutwiler is 20.1 miles to the south.
Cities and Towns
Crenshaw (mostly in
Crowder (partly in Panola County)
Falcon -- Lambert -- Sledge
Allen -- Barksdale --
Birdie -- Belen -- Bobo -- Chancy -- Darling -- Denton -- Essex --
Hinchcliff -- Locke Station Longstreet -- Oliverfried -- Riverside
-- Riverview -- Sabino -- Vance (part in Tallahatchie county)
-- West Marks -- Yarbrough
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