Monroe County, Mississippi

county in Mississippi, United States

Monroe County is a county on the northeast border of the U.S. state of Mississippi next to Alabama. As of the 2010 census, 36,989 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Aberdeen.[2] The name is in honor of James Monroe, fifth President of the United States.[3]

Monroe County
Former Monroe County Courthouse in Aberdeen
Former Monroe County Courthouse in Aberdeen
Map of Mississippi highlighting Monroe County
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 33°53′N 88°29′W / 33.89°N 88.49°W / 33.89; -88.49
Country United States
State Mississippi
Founded1821
Named forJames Monroe
SeatAberdeen
Largest cityAmory
Area
 • Total772 sq mi (2,000 km2)
 • Land765 sq mi (1,980 km2)
 • Water7.0 sq mi (18 km2)  0.9%%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total36,989
 • Density48/sq mi (19/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
Websitewww.monroems.com

ReferencesEdit

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 22, 2011. Retrieved September 4, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 212.