Quitman County

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Quitman County, Georgia

PO Box 307
Georgetown, GA 39854
Phone: (229) 334-2578
Fax: (229) 334-3991

On southwestern border of GA, south of Columbus; organized Dec 10, 1858 from Randolph (organized 1828) and Stewart counties. Name Origin: For John Anthony Quitman (1799-1858), tenth and sixteenth governor of MS (1835-36; 1850-51), and U.S. representative (1855-58)

Area (sq mi):: 160.92 (land 151.54; water 9.38) Population per square mile: 16.30
Population 2005: 2,467 State rank: 157 Population change: 2000-20005 -5.00%; 1990-2000 17.60% Population 2000: 2,598 (White 52.00%; Black or African American 46.90%; Hispanic or Latino 0.50%; Asian 0.00%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 42.00
Income 2000: per capita $14,301; median household $25,875; Population below poverty level: 21.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,644-$22,000
Unemployment (2004): 6.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.20% Median travel time to work: 27.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 76.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Quitman County, Mississippi

230 Chestnut St County Courthouse
Marks, MS 38646
Phone: (662) 326-2661
Fax: (662) 326-8004

In northwestern MS, southwest of Memphis, TN; organized Feb 1, 1877 from Panola and Coahoma counties. Name Origin: For John Anthony Quitman (1799-1858), tenth and sixteenth governor of MS (1835-36; 1850-51) and U.S. representative (1855-58)

Area (sq mi):: 406.49 (land 404.84; water 1.66) Population per square mile: 23.50
Population 2005: 9,512 State rank: 77 Population change: 2000-20005 -6.00%; 1990-2000 -3.60% Population 2000: 10,117 (White 30.30%; Black or African American 68.60%; Hispanic or Latino 0.50%; Asian 0.20%; Other 0.70%). Foreign born: 0.20%. Median age: 31.80
Income 2000: per capita $10,817; median household $20,636; Population below poverty level: 33.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $14,717-$17,933
Unemployment (2004): 9.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.00% Median travel time to work: 27.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 50.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The pipeline system that will transport natural gas from Chesapeake's rapidly growing Fayetteville Shale play in Arkansas will originate in Conway County, Arkansas, continue eastward through White County, Arkansas and terminate at an interconnect with Trunkline Gas Company in Quitman County, Mississippi.