Tippah County

Tippah County, Mississippi

101 Spring St
Ripley, MS 38663
Phone: (662) 837-7374
Fax: (662) 837-7148

On the northern border of MS; organized Feb 9, 1836 from Chickasaw cession. Name Origin: For the wife of a Chickasaw chief; name is thought to mean 'cut-off.'

Area (sq mi):: 459.97 (land 457.91; water 2.07) Population per square mile: 46.30
Population 2005: 21,212 State rank: 47 Population change: 2000-20005 1.90%; 1990-2000 6.70% Population 2000: 20,826 (White 81.10%; Black or African American 15.90%; Hispanic or Latino 2.10%; Asian 0.10%; Other 2.10%). Foreign born: 1.90%. Median age: 35.90
Income 2000: per capita $14,041; median household $29,300; Population below poverty level: 16.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,284-$20,356
Unemployment (2004): 6.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.90% Median travel time to work: 25.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 35.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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10 (1905) Poet and author Thomas Paul Strange, who wrote Friendly Foods: There is No Amount of Money BIG Enough to Buy the Things you Will Learn from This Book, If You Try, was born on the banks of Hatchie Creek in Tippah County.
After the Civil War, in an odyssey filled with trials and adventures, Barr wandered westward to Arkansas, then after a few years crossed the Mississippi River and wandered back eastward, eventually settling in Tippah County, Mississippi, where she came into the employ of the Falkner family, who brought her to Oxford in 1902.
Area of Study--The Walnut Quadrangle includes areas of northern Tippah County, Mississippi, and the southern extreme of Hardeman County, Tennessee (Fig.
The Wolf River itself is approximately 85-90 miles long from its origin in Tippah County, Mississippi to its mouth on the Mississippi River at Memphis in western Shelby County, Tennessee.
Her new attorney succeeded in convincing the Chancery Court of Tippah County, Mississippi to order the issuance of an amended death certificate declaring the cause of Mr.
That month unemployment here in Tippah County was 4.4 percent.
In 1873, he founded Blue Mountain Female Institute (now Blue Mountain College) in Tippah County. There he served as both president and professor of moral science until his death in 1885.
It occupies the western third of Alcorn County and the eastern half of Tippah County widening to the northern boundary of Union County.
The late amateur historian Andrew Brown's History of Tippah County, Mississippi: The First Century (Ripley, Mississippi 1976) and Jane Isbell Haynes's William Faulkner: His Tippah County Heritage: Lands, Houses, and Businesses, Ripley, Mississippi (from James B.
In Tippah County, Union troops used the Rienzi Methodist Church as a camping place.