Alcorn County

Alcorn County, Mississippi

305 S Fulton Dr
Corinth, MS 38834
Phone: (662) 286-7700
Fax: (662) 286-7773

On the northeastern border of MS, southeast of Memphis, TN; organized Apr 15, 1870 from Tippah, Tishomingo, and Wilkinson counties. Name Origin: For James Lusk Alcorn (1816-94), MS governor (1870-71) and U.S. senator (1871-77)

Area (sq mi):: 401.35 (land 399.89; water 1.46) Population per square mile: 88.30
Population 2005: 35,306 State rank: 25 Population change: 2000-20005 2.20%; 1990-2000 8.90% Population 2000: 34,558 (White 86.70%; Black or African American 11.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.30%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.40%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 37.60
Income 2000: per capita $15,418; median household $29,041; Population below poverty level: 16.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,688-$21,126
Unemployment (2004): 6.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.10% Median travel time to work: 20.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 20.90%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Corinth County seat (14,222)

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    The tourism industry in Corinth and Alcorn County is booming and acknowledged as a "top 5" employer for the area, with expenditures in restaurants and hotels alone in 2016 reaching $67 million.
    Alcorn County was awarded $32,000 and Kemper County received $15,000 to continue their local waste tire collection programs for small-quantity generators of waste tires.
    AP) -- Law enforcement agencies in Alcorn County and Corinth are seeking grant money to operate a training center at Northeast Mississippi Community College.
    It would involve a partnership between the college, the Corinth Police Department, Alcorn County Sheriff's Department and Farmington Police Department.
    It occupies the western third of Alcorn County and the eastern half of Tippah County widening to the northern boundary of Union County.
    18 (1862) Confederate and Union Forces skirmished at Rienzi in Alcorn County.
    Johnny is a homegrown product" from Alcorn County, McCollum added.
    In warmer months, their jaunty set-lists take place outside the Alcorn County Courthouse; on nippier weeks, they play at an elementary school.
    Rosemary Williams, chairperson of the Siege and Battle of Corinth Commission and compiler of the application on behalf of the Corinth and Alcorn County Mississippi Heritage Tourism Initiative, was chosen to accept the award because of her 18 years of dedicated service to the city.
    Alcorn County and the Appalachian Regional Commission also offered assistance.
    Brian Porter, chief operating officer and chief financial officer for Ayrshire Electronics, said: The latest expansion plans for our Corinth facility not only demonstrate Ayrshire s commitment to continue investing in our high-performance team of Ayrshire associates in Corinth, but also the economic development power of the public-private partnerships so strongly supported by the local leaders of Corinth, Alcorn County, and the state leaders of Mississippi.