Greene County, Mississippi

county in Mississippi, United States

Greene County is a county in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2020 census, the population was 13,530.[1] The county seat is Leakesville.[2] The county was founded in 1811 and is named after American Revolutionary War General Nathanael Greene.[3]

Greene County
Leaksville Junior High School
Leaksville Junior High School
Map of Mississippi highlighting Greene County
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 31°13′N 88°38′W / 31.22°N 88.64°W / 31.22; -88.64
Country United States
State Mississippi
Named forNathanael Greene
Largest townLeakesville
 • Total719 sq mi (1,860 km2)
 • Land713 sq mi (1,850 km2)
 • Water5.9 sq mi (15 km2)  0.8%
 • Total13,530
 • Density19/sq mi (7.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district4th

References change

  1. "QuickFacts: Greene County, Mississippi". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 4, 2024.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 143.