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The county was officially organized on February 14, 1845, and was named after the Mississippi River.[
The 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.
The current-day county is largely rural, with a low population. It hit its peak popluation in 1940.
In early 2016, it was declared as the poorest county in Missouri.


  Anniston * Bird's Point * Bertrand * Charleston (county seat) * Deventer * Dorena
* East Prairie * Miner * Pinhook * Wilson City * Wolf Island * Wyatt

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Obituaries: Samuel A. Norrid, transcribed by GT Transcription Team Vicki Bryan


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