Walthall County

Walthall County, Mississippi

PO Box 351
Tylertown, MS 39667
Phone: (601) 876-4947
Fax: (601) 876-6026
www.walthallcountychamber.org

On the central southern border of MS, west of Hattiesburg; organized Mar 16, 1910 from Marion and Pike counties. Name Origin: For Gen. Edward Cary Walthall (1831-98), Confederate army officer and U.S. senator from MS (1885-86; 1895-98)

Area (sq mi):: 404.44 (land 403.82; water 0.62) Population per square mile: 38.30
Population 2005: 15,460 State rank: 57 Population change: 2000-20005 2.00%; 1990-2000 5.60% Population 2000: 15,156 (White 54.20%; Black or African American 44.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.30%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 0.50%. Median age: 35.10
Income 2000: per capita $12,563; median household $22,945; Population below poverty level: 27.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $15,864-$17,308
Unemployment (2004): 6.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.10% Median travel time to work: 32.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 47.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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27 (1998) Citizens in the Walthall County seat of Tylertown--many of whom were dressed in bonnets, homemade dresses, and overalls--celebrated their town's 150th birthday.
The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (Mississippi DEQ) has awarded Walthall County a $25,000 waste tire grant to continue the local waste tire collection program for generators of small quantities of waste tires.
Not yet on duty, Dillon had an early parent-teacher appointment with one of his own sons' teachers at a school in Walthall County, Miss.
Dillon said his home in Walthall County (just across the state line where Mississippi borders northeastern Louisiana) was also hit hard by the hurricane.
One of them was against Walthall County, a back-country county lying along the Mississippi-Louisiana border where there were no black citizens registered to vote.
Correlations of oil exploration geophysical logs in southern Mississippi, including cross sections A-A' from Horn Island north to Wayne County, B-B' from Greene County west to Walthall County, and C-C' from Walthall County west to Wilkinson County, were made using the top of the Cretaceous chalk (base of section) and the base of the Cook Mountain Limestone (top) as datums of undisputed correlation.
That's Tylertown alderman Doug Walker, talking about a race that takes place during one of Tylertown's biggest and most popular yearly events--the Walthall County Dairy Festival.
The holiday display, sponsored by the Walthall County Chamber of Commerce and staffed by volunteers, features millions of twinkling lights and animated displays covering more than 20 acres.

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