Tallahatchie County

Tallahatchie County, Mississippi

PO Box 350
Charleston, MS 38921
Phone: (662) 647-5551
Fax: (662) 647-8490

In north-central MS, northeast of Greenville; organized Dec 23, 1833 from Indian lands. Name Origin: For the Tallahatchie River, which runs through it; possibly from Cree talwa 'town,' and hachi 'river': 'river town.'

Area (sq mi):: 652.08 (land 643.92; water 8.16) Population per square mile: 22.00
Population 2005: 14,191 State rank: 60 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.80%; 1990-2000 -2.00% Population 2000: 14,903 (White 39.40%; Black or African American 59.40%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.40%; Other 0.60%). Foreign born: 0.50%. Median age: 33.30
Income 2000: per capita $10,749; median household $22,229; Population below poverty level: 32.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $15,381-$18,958
Unemployment (2004): 9.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.70% Median travel time to work: 30.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 51.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The stately brick Tallahatchie County Courthouse sits in the center of the town square, which is framed by small-town businesses--a lawyer's office, beauty salon, drugstore, restaurant.
Till was lynched, shot and tortured before his death, and a grim trail of his final moments is marked by signs installed by the Emmett Till Interpretive Center, a museum supported by Tallahatchie County.
CoreCivic announced that it has entered into a new contract under an Intergovernmental Agreement between the Tallahatchie County Correctional Authority, Tutwiler, Mississippi and the U.S.
In October 2016, vandals had shot around 40 bullet holes at another marker installed to honor Till in Tallahatchie County, where his body was found. A New York University graduate student, who was making a film about Till had taken a photo of the marker and posted it on social media, after which it had gone viral, Washington Post reported. 
For $350 a day in Tallahatchie County you can stay in an antebellum plantation home and enjoy top-notch meals and drinks on the delta, where in spots so many mallards trade back-and-forth at eyeball level around the refuge you won't believe it.
(2) In the 1960s, the Navy employed the USS Tallahatchie County (AVB-2) as an advanced aviation support base in the Mediterranean.
Now 89 years old, and a 46-year member of ASABE, this southern gentleman was born in the village of Tippo, Tallahatchie County, Miss., and raised there until his parents died when he was 16.
30 (1909) Historical novelist Everett Webber, who taught English and journalism at Northwestern State University (1956-1975), was born in Charleston, Tallahatchie County.
Others with low capability scores include: Humphreys County (-3.687), Holmes County (-3.023), Issaquena County (-2.979), and Tallahatchie County (-2.789).
Her testimony was important because it contradicted that of Tallahatchie County Sheriff Henry Clarence Strider, a notorious racist who maintained that the corpse taken from the river was that of a man "as white as I am" an ugly attempt to bolster the defense's theory that Till was still alive and that the NAACP had planted the body in order to upset the otherwise peaceful racial order.
Strider of Tallahatchie County "could not recognize the body in the [famous] photograph [in Jet Magazine] as the body of Till ...

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