Amite County

Amite County, Mississippi

PO Box 680
Liberty, MS 39645
Phone: (601) 657-8022
Fax: (601) 657-8288

On the southwestern border of MS, southeast of Natchez; organized Feb 24, 1809 (prior to statehood) from Wilkinson County. Name Origin: Adapted from amitie, the French word for 'friendship.'

Area (sq mi):: 731.64 (land 729.60; water 2.04) Population per square mile: 18.40
Population 2005: 13,435 State rank: 62 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.20%; 1990-2000 2.00% Population 2000: 13,599 (White 56.20%; Black or African American 42.70%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.10%; Other 0.80%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 38.30
Income 2000: per capita $14,048; median household $26,033; Population below poverty level: 22.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,420-$19,172
Unemployment (2004): 6.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.30% Median travel time to work: 36.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 56.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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About the time of the peak in prices in October, an Australian company announced it had started drilling three wells in Amite County, according to the Associated Press.
9 (1806) Our state's oldest active Baptist church, Ebenezer Baptist church, located near Liberty in Amite County was organized.
William David Campbell, a native Mississippian, grew up in East Fork Community in Amite County with the expectation of becoming a Baptist preacher.
Gillsburg and surrounding Amite County lie above a prime section of the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale, a geologic formation that stretches in boomerang shape across Louisiana's midsection and into southern Mississippi.
21, 1928, in Amite County, Mississippi, to Ralph and Katie Nevels Longmire.
Louis Allen was found murdered in Amite County while the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) was holding a strategy meeting on what to do next.
DALE EDWYNA SMITH is the author of The Slaves Of Liberty: Freedom in Amite County, Mississippi, 1820-1868 (Garland, 1999), and is at work on a study of slavery and freedom in antebellum Missouri.
18 (1828) Miss Penelope Mercer of Liberty in Amite County wed Mr.
24 (1998) Celebrated Mississippi comedian Jerry Clower, a native of Amite County and the Grand Ole Opry's first humorist to earn a gold record, died in Jackson.