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The county was officially organized on February 14,
1845, and was named after the Mississippi River.[
county seat is Charleston.
The town of Charleston was
laid out in 1837.
Mississippi County is located in
what was formerly known as "Tywappity Bottom," a vast
floodplain area bordered by the Scott County Hills on
the north, St. James Bayou on the south, the Mississippi
River on the east and Little River on the west.
current-day county is largely rural, with a low
population. It hit its peak popluation in 1940.
early 2016, it was declared as the poorest county in
Bird's Point * Bertrand * Charleston (county seat) *
Deventer * Dorena
* East Prairie * Miner * Pinhook *
Wilson City * Wolf Island * Wyatt
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||Obituaries and Death
News-Crimes: Walt Strother
Notices: Capt. Jack Moore
Howlett's barn burns
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News-Gossip and Visiting: Henry
Baker catches 178 pound catfish
Martin-Benyon; Codrey-Vaughn; Sayers-Tucker;
Obituaries: Samuel A.
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