Hinds County, Mississippi

county in Mississippi, United States

Hinds County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 245,285.[1] It is the most populous county in Mississippi. Its county seats are Raymond and Jackson, the state capital.[2] The county was created in 1821. It is named for General Thomas Hinds,[3] a hero of the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812.

Hinds County
Hinds County courthouse in Raymond
Hinds County courthouse in Raymond
Map of Mississippi highlighting Hinds County
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 32°16′N 90°26′W / 32.26°N 90.44°W / 32.26; -90.44
Country United States
Founded1821
Named forThomas Hinds
SeatJackson and Raymond
Largest cityJackson
Area
 • Total877 sq mi (2,270 km2)
 • Land870 sq mi (2,300 km2)
 • Water7.6 sq mi (20 km2)  0.9%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2017)
239,497
 • Density282/sq mi (109/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional districts2nd, 3rd
Websitewww.hindscountyms.com

ReferencesEdit

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 11, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 157.

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