DeSoto County, Mississippi
county in Mississippi, United States
DeSoto County is a county in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, 161,252 people lived there which makes it the third-most populous county in Mississippi. Its county seat is Hernando.
DeSoto County Courthouse
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
|Founded||February 9, 1836|
|Named for||Hernando de Soto|
|• Total||497 sq mi (1,290 km2)|
|• Land||476 sq mi (1,230 km2)|
|• Water||21 sq mi (50 km2) 4.2%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||375/sq mi (145/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|