Lee County, Mississippi facts for kids
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|County of Lee|
Lee County Courthouse
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
|Founded||October 26, 1866|
|Named for||Gen. Robert E. Lee|
|• Total||453 sq mi (1,170 km2)|
|• Land||450 sq mi (1,200 km2)|
|• Water||3.2 sq mi (8 km2) 0.7%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||183.02/sq mi (70.67/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
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Lee is a county in Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 82,910. The county seat is Tupelo. Lee County is included in the Tupelo Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Lee County was established on October 26, 1866, and named for Robert E. Lee, General in Chief of the Armies of the Confederate States. It was carved from Itawamba and Pontotoc; therefore, the record and list of pioneers mentioned in those counties embrace a great number who were residents of what is now Lee.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 453 square miles (1,170 km2), of which 450 square miles (1,200 km2) is land and 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2) (0.7%) is water.
- Interstate 22
- U.S. Highway 45
- U.S. Highway 78
- Natchez Trace Parkway
- Mississippi Highway 6
- Prentiss County (north)
- Itawamba County (east)
- Monroe County (southeast)
- Chickasaw County (southwest)
- Pontotoc County (west)
- Union County (northwest)
National protected areas
- Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site
- Natchez Trace Parkway (part)
- Tupelo National Battlefield
|U.S. Decennial Census
1990-2000 2010-2013 2018
|Black or African American||24,131||28.95%|
|Hispanic or Latino||2,828||3.39%|
As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 83,343 people, 30,378 households, and 21,437 families residing in the county.
- Baldwyn (partly in Prentiss County)
- Tupelo (county seat)
- Barrett Ridge
- Nettleton (partly in Monroe County)
- Sherman (partly in Pontotoc County and Union County)
Lee County is served by the Baldwyn, Lee County, Nettleton, and Tupelo school districts.
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