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Tishomingo County, Mississippi

Tishomingo County, Mississippi
Tishomingo County Courthouse
Map of Mississippi highlighting Tishomingo County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
Founded February 9, 1836
Named for Chief Tishomingo
Seat Iuka
Largest city Iuka
 • Total 445 sq mi (1,153 km2)
 • Land 424 sq mi (1,098 km2)
 • Water 20 sq mi (52 km2), 4.6%
 • (2010) 19,593
 • Density 46/sq mi (18/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Tishomingo County is a county located in the northeast corner of the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 19,593.[1] Its county seat is Iuka.[2]


  • History 1
  • Government 2
    • Board of supervisors 2.1
    • Chancery clerk 2.2
    • State representatives 2.3
  • Geography 3
    • Adjacent counties 3.1
    • Major highways 3.2
    • National protected area 3.3
  • Demographics 4
  • Recreation 5
  • Communities 6
    • City 6.1
    • Towns 6.2
    • Villages 6.3
    • Unincorporated communities 6.4
  • Gallery 7
  • See also 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10


Tishomingo County was organized February 9, 1836, from Chickasaw lands that were ceded to the United States. The Chickasaw were forced by Indian Removal to relocate to lands in the Indian Territory (now Oklahoma). In 1870 this land was divided into Alcorn, Prentiss and Tishomingo counties.

1888 courthouse, in Iuka, Ms..

Tishomingo was referred to in the Coen brothers' film, O Brother, Where Art Thou?.


Board of supervisors

  • Brandon Grissom, District 1
  • Nicky McRae, District 2
  • Danny Ryan, District 3
  • Steve Thorne, District 4
  • Greg Collier, District 5

Chancery clerk

  • Peyton Cummings

State representatives


Woodall Mountain, elevation 807 feet, is the highest point in the state of Mississippi.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 445 square miles (1,150 km2), of which 424 square miles (1,100 km2) is land and 20 square miles (52 km2) (4.6%) is water.[3] The highest natural point in Mississippi, the 806 feet (246 meter) Woodall Mountain, is located in the county. Tishomingo County is the only county in Mississippi with outcroppings of natural limestone formations.[4]

Adjacent counties

Major highways

National protected area

Natchez Trace Parkway


As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 19,593 people residing in the county. 94.5% were White, 2.6% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 1.7% of some other race and 0.8% of two or more races. 2.8% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race).

As of the census[10] of 2000 there were 19,163 people, 7,917 households, and 5,573 families residing in the county. The population density was 45 people per square mile (17/km²). There were 9,553 housing units at an average density of 22 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.93% White, 3.11% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.06% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. 1.79% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

By 2005 the population was 93.4% non-Hispanic white. 3.6% of the population was African-American. 2.6% of the population was Latino.

In 2000 there were 7,917 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.8 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,315, and the median income for a family was $34,378. Males had a median income of $28,109 versus $19,943 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,395. About 11% of families and 14.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.6% of those under age 18 and 15.6% of those age 65 or over.


Bridge over Bear Creek in Tishomingo State Park.



  • Iuka (county seat)



Unincorporated communities


See also


  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 7, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved November 8, 2014. 
  4. ^ E. N. Lowe: "Mississippi, Its Geology, Geography, Soils and Mineral Resources", Mississippi State Geological Survey Bulletin No. 12, 1915, pp. 51-54,
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 8, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 8, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 8, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 8, 2014. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder".  

External links

  • Tishomingo County Development Foundation
  • Tishomingo County Archives & History Museum

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