Coahoma County

Coahoma County, Mississippi

PO Box 98
Clarksdale, MS 38614
Phone: (662) 624-3000
Fax: (662) 624-3040

On the northwestern border of MS, north of Greenville; organized Feb 9, 1836 from Chickasaw cession of 1836. Name Origin: For Sweet Coahoma, known also as Coahoma Sheriff, daughter of the last Choctaw in the area. The name means 'red panther.'

Area (sq mi):: 583.14 (land 554.15; water 28.99) Population per square mile: 52.30
Population 2005: 29,002 State rank: 31 Population change: 2000-20005 -5.30%; 1990-2000 -3.30% Population 2000: 30,622 (White 29.10%; Black or African American 69.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.50%; Other 1.00%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 30.50
Income 2000: per capita $12,558; median household $22,338; Population below poverty level: 35.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,703-$22,728
Unemployment (2004): 9.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.90% Median travel time to work: 24.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 21.90%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Clarksdale County seat (19,467)

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    Frazier is past president of the Clarksdale Rotary Club, Past Director of the Coahoma County Chamber of Commerce, Past President of the Coahoma County Industrial Foundation, Past Director of the Clarksdale Community Theater, Past Director of the Lula Rich Foundation and the Delta State University Foundation, Past Director of the University of Mississippi School of Accountancy, Past Director of the Ole Miss M Club, Past Director of the Mississippi Bankers Association, Past Director and Officer of Delta Council, and a Past Director of the Chickasaw Council of the Boy Scouts.
    Students at the Olin College of Engineering, in partnership with Babson College and Wellesley College, developed Coahoma Mobile Education, a hands-on, project-based exploration of arts, technology, and entrepreneurship, accessible to rural youth in Coahoma County, Mississippi.
    The former CEO of Southern Bancorp of Arkadelphia, a rural development bank with nonprofit affiliates, had used similar tools to create a strategic plan for Clark County and the Delta Bridge Project for Phillips and Mississippi counties in Arkansas and Coahoma County, Mississippi.
    Held at the Coahoma County Expo at the Fairgrounds, this festival draws as many as 20,000 people every year and offers something for the entire family.
    The second area is in Coahoma County, Mississippi, where presumably cattle carrying the bacteria once were confined.
    Another man was killed in Coahoma County when his mobile home blew over in high winds, the NWS confirmed on Sunday.
    The issue developed last summer, when a lawyer for Coahoma County requested an opinion from Attorney General Jim Hood on whether building codes also applied to flood mitigation.
    Outside of his youth and educational participations, he was a valued member of the Coahoma County Industrial Foundation and Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center and a member of the Executive Board of the Enterprise Corporation of the Delta.
    194-97) of Alan Lomax from statements made against him by Robert Gordon and Bruce Nemerov in Lost Delta Found: Rediscovering the Fisk University-Library of Congress Coahoma County Study, 1941-1942 (Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2005).
    Once completed, it will traverse several counties in Arkansas and interconnect with TGT in Coahoma County, MS.
    The three accompanied folklorist (and white man) Alan Lomax on two separate and groundbreaking trips to Coahoma County, Mississippi, in 1941 and 1942.