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Mississippi CountiesThere are 82 Counties in Mississippi.
Yalobusha County, Mississippi
Yalobusha County History, Geography, and Demographics
Etymology - Origin of County Name
Yalobusha is a Native American word meaning tadpole place.
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
Yalobusha County was established on December 23, 1833, and most of its area lies within the territory acquired from the Choctaw Indians in the treaty of Dancing Rabbit, 1830. The original act defined its boundaries as follows:
It was originally a large county, containing an area of 25 townships of 900 square miles, but surrendered part of its
territory to Calhoun County in 1852, and a large part of its southern area to Grenada, when that county was created in
1870. Its name “Yalobusha” is an Indian word, meaning “tadpole place”, and was suggested by the river of the same name
which waters its territory. Emigration was rapid into this region during the ‘30s and early ‘40s, from the older states
on the east and north and from the older settled parts of Mississippi. By the year 1837, Yalobusha had attained a
population of 4,355 whites, and 4,215 slaves; by the year 1840, there were 12,248 people in the county including slaves,
and 17,258 in 1850.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 495 square miles (1,282 kmē), of which, 467
square miles (1,210 kmē) of it is land and 28 square miles (72 kmē) of it (5.63%) is water.
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