Place:Mississippi, Arkansas, United States

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Mississippi County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2010, the population was 46,480. There are two county seats, Blytheville and Osceola. The county was formed on November 1, 1833, and named for the Mississippi River which borders the county to the east. Mississippi County is part of the First Congressional District in Arkansas which is the poorest Congressional District in the United States.

The Blytheville Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Mississippi County.

Jefferson W. Speck, a Mississippi County planter, was the Republican gubernatorial nominee in 1950 and 1952.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1833 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1850 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1865 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1865 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1865 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1840 1,410
1850 2,368
1860 3,895
1870 3,633
1880 7,332
1890 11,635
1900 16,384
1910 30,468
1920 47,320
1930 69,289
1940 80,217
1950 82,375
1960 70,174
1970 62,060
1980 59,517
1990 57,525

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