Bolivar County

Bolivar County, Mississippi

200 Court St PO Box 698
Cleveland, MS 38732
Phone: (662) 846-5877
Fax: (662) 846-5880

On the northwestern border of MS, north of Greenville; organized Feb 9, 1836 from Choctaw cession. Name Origin: For Simon Bolivar (1783-1830), Venezuelan leader of South American revolt against Spanish rule; known as "the Liberator" and "George Washington to South America."

Area (sq mi):: 905.76 (land 876.28; water 29.47) Population per square mile: 44.10
Population 2005: 38,641 State rank: 20 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.90%; 1990-2000 -3.00% Population 2000: 40,633 (White 32.90%; Black or African American 65.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 0.50%; Other 1.20%). Foreign born: 0.50%. Median age: 29.80
Income 2000: per capita $12,088; median household $23,428; Population below poverty level: 33.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,048-$19,165
Unemployment (2004): 8.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.90% Median travel time to work: 19.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 19.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Cleveland County seat (12,897)

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    State law, 57-6-1 et seq, requires a minimum private investment of $15 million, and a per-guestroom investment of $150,000 to qualify for the rebate in Bolivar County, where Cleveland is located, and Lauderdale County, whose main city is Meridian.
    In the heart of the Mississippi Delta lies Cleveland and Bolivar County, situated right along Highway 61--a well-traveled route between Memphis and New Orleans--that brings in thousands of tourists every year.
    Bank of Bolivar County has one full-service office in Shelby and a limited service branch in Mound Bayou.
    where he had lived the past several years, said Bolivar County Coroner Nate Brown.
    The department also approved a waste tire grant to Bolivar County.
    Hays, CCM, deputy warden, Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility, Cleveland, Miss.
    Dorothy Rose, Administratrix of the Estate of Kimberly Rose, then filed suit in Bolivar County alleging that the Clinic, the nurse who treated Kimberly at the Clinic, Dr.
    Tucker, of Bolivar County, alleged that emotional stress over a financial dispute and a doctor's misdiagnosis led to the death of her baby, according to the Associated Press (AP).
    24) The lists are rolls of males eighteen to fifty who were not yet in the army in October and November of the war's first year; one of these military censuses is from Bolivar County, on the Mississippi River, and the others are from Simpson and Winston counties, both of which are in central Mississippi and neither of which had a large population of slaves or produced much cotton.
    25 (1886) The small Bolivar County village of Sims, renamed
    of Arkadelphia announced Tuesday a plan to buy the smallest bank in Mississippi, the Bank of Bolivar County.