Prentiss County, Mississippi

county in Mississippi, United States

Prentiss County is a county in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, 25,275 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Booneville.[2]

Prentiss County
The Prentiss County Courthouse in Booneville
The Prentiss County Courthouse in Booneville
Map of Mississippi highlighting Prentiss County
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 34°37′N 88°31′W / 34.61°N 88.52°W / 34.61; -88.52
Country United States
State Mississippi
Named forSeargent Smith Prentiss
Largest cityBooneville
 • Total418 sq mi (1,080 km2)
 • Land415 sq mi (1,070 km2)
 • Water3.2 sq mi (8 km2)  0.8%%
 • Total25,276
 • Density61/sq mi (24/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st


  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 26, 2016. Retrieved September 5, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.