Prentiss County

Prentiss County, Mississippi

PO Box 477
Booneville, MS 38829
Phone: (662) 728-8151
Fax: (662) 728-2007

In northeastern MS, south of Corinth; organized Apr 15, 1870 from Tishomingo County. Name Origin: For Seargeant Smith Prentiss (1808-50), MS legislator and U.S. representative (1838-39)

Area (sq mi):: 418.24 (land 414.93; water 3.32) Population per square mile: 61.70
Population 2005: 25,593 State rank: 38 Population change: 2000-20005 0.10%; 1990-2000 9.80% Population 2000: 25,556 (White 85.50%; Black or African American 12.90%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 35.00
Income 2000: per capita $14,131; median household $28,446; Population below poverty level: 16.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,446-$18,511
Unemployment (2004): 6.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.20% Median travel time to work: 22.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 36.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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This eatery serves as a warm introduction to this northern Mississippi town, county seat of Prentiss County. Owner Lucille Stokes stocks my plate with two hearty biscuits.
The Prentiss County area west of Booneville that would eventually become Jumpertown was first settled by the Chickasaw Indians in the 1770s.
Madison St., 662-456-3037 Houston, MS 38851 20 Prentiss County EPA, 302 W.
M Alcom County EPA 18,843 Central EPA 35,389 Coahoma EPA 8,000 Coast EPA 79,011 Delta EPA 27,409 Dixie EPA 38,178 East Mississippi EPA 37,073 4-County EPA 46,518 Magnolia EPA 30,583 Monroe County EPA 12,043 Natchez Trace EPA 15,841 North East MS EPA 22,964 Northcentral EPA 28,886 Pearl River Valley EPA 47,425 Pontotoc EPA 18,563 Prentiss County EPA 13,801 Singing River EPA 71,787 Southern Pine EPA 65,455 Southwest MS EPA 25,290 Taltahatchie Valley EPA 27,302 Tippah EPA 13,392 Tishomingo County EPA 13,405 Tombigbee EPA 42,271 Twin County EPA 12,586 Yazoo Valley EPA 10,435 TOTAL METERS
Poultry is Mississippi's number one agricultural commodity The Farm Woman of the Year Award was presented to Carla Taylor, a dairy farmer from Prentiss County Taylor and her husband, Bradley, milk about no Jersey heifers on a dairy farm south of Booneville.
After the bell sounded at the close of the final round, Democratic House Speaker Billy McCoy went home to Prentiss County on a Friday evening only to suffer a series of strokes that night, said Republican Rep.