Prentiss County, Mississippi

county in Mississippi, United States

Prentiss County is a county in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2020 census, 25,008 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
FoundedApril 15, 1870
(153 years ago)
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%
 • Total25,008
 • Density60/sq mi (23/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st

References change

  1. "QuickFacts: Prentiss County, Mississippi". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 4, 2024.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.