Attala County

Attala County, Mississippi

230 W Washington St
Kosciusko, MS 39090
Phone: (662) 289-2921
Fax: (662) 289-7662

In central MS, southwest of Columbus; organized Dec 23, 1833 from Choctaw cession. Name Origin: Either from Cherokee otale 'mountain,' or Attala, an Indian heroine.

Area (sq mi):: 737.10 (land 735.13; water 1.97) Population per square mile: 26.60
Population 2005: 19,552 State rank: 51 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.60%; 1990-2000 6.40% Population 2000: 19,661 (White 57.80%; Black or African American 40.00%; Hispanic or Latino 1.40%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.40%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 37.30
Income 2000: per capita $13,782; median household $24,794; Population below poverty level: 21.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,502-$21,054
Unemployment (2004): 7.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.30% Median travel time to work: 28.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 27.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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IN THE OPENING CHAPTER OF HIS MEMOIR <i>THREE YEARS IN MISSISSIPPI</i> (1966), James Meredith describes the rural homeplace in Attala County, Mississippi, where he grew up as a child, conflating it with the strong patriarchal figure of his father, Moses "Cap" Meredith, to whom the book is dedicated.
Attala County Co-op is another store with an amazing variety of goods, from feed and seeds to cracked pecans, shelled peas, toys, gifts, household goods, and even gourmet foods.
One story signaled a cultural change for the Attala County seat.
The Attala County Self-Help Cooperative (ACSHC) is helping to expand and strengthen community involvement in Attala County, Miss.
(192) The district court opined that "factors other than race influence voters in Attala County" (193) and noted that "[c]onspicuously missing from the record in this cause is any proof to the contrary." (194) In fact, there was "no proof in the record that in any way compare[d] the candidates on any basis other than race." (195) Thus, giving the plaintiffs the burden of either affirmatively proving that racial considerations caused white voters' votes or disproving all other potential explanations for voting patterns that clearly diverged along racial lines, the district court concluded that the plaintiffs had failed to prove racial polarization.
The Attala County Circuit Court granted the defendants' motion for summary judgment.
(26) De Soto County is the northernmost river county in Mississippi, and attala County lies near the center of the state.
A native of Mississippi (Attala County) and a graduate of the University of Memphis, Weatherly was also the business editor in the late 1990s at The Clarion-Ledgerm Jackson.
On December 8, 1911, the Attala County town of Kosciusko proudly raised their Confederate soldier monument bearing these words: "To the Southern soldiers though your ranks now fast are fading and the stars and bars are furled yet the South will live forever in the glory of your world."
27 (1836) Kosciusko, named by Attala County's first state
The granddaughter of a longtime Attala County agriculture extension agent, Collins grew up in Tchula surrounded by cotton and soybean fields and an occasional rice paddy.