Monroe County, Mississippi facts for kids
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Former Monroe County Courthouse in Aberdeen.
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
|Named for||James Monroe|
|• Total||772 sq mi (2,000 km2)|
|• Land||765 sq mi (1,980 km2)|
|• Water||7.0 sq mi (18 km2) 0.9%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||47.91/sq mi (18.499/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
The county is named in honor of James Monroe, fifth President of the United States. Part of the county east of the Tombigbee River originally made-up part of the Alabama Territory, belonging to Marion County, until new lines of demarcation put it in the State of Mississippi in 1821.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 772 square miles (2,000 km2), of which 765 square miles (1,980 km2) is land and 7.0 square miles (18 km2) (0.9%) is water.
- U.S. Highway 45
- U.S. Highway 278
- Mississippi Highway 6
- Mississippi Highway 8
- Mississippi Highway 25
- Mississippi Highway 145
- Lowndes County (south)
- Clay County (southwest)
- Chickasaw County (west)
- Lee County (northwest)
- Itawamba County (north)
- Lamar County, Alabama (east)
|U.S. Decennial Census
|Black or African American||10,311||30.17%|
|Hispanic or Latino||473||1.38%|
As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 34,180 people, 13,966 households, and 9,122 families residing in the county.
Other unincorporated communities
As of 1922,[update] both the largest creamery and the largest hog-feeding plant "in the South" were located in the county.
As of 1922,[update] corn was the most important grain crop grown in the county. Corn was typically planted after the planting and harvest of a crop of clover or oats. At that time, oat crops typically yielded forty to sixty bushels per acre. Other crops grown, either for harvest or pasture, included wheat, rye, barley, rape, cotton, Japan clover. Monroe had the largest acreage devoted to alfalfa production and exported more alfalfa hay than any other county in the state.
As of 2021, US Silica operates a bentonite mine located several miles south of Aberdeen, near the community of Darracott, where bentonite is extracted before being refined into petrochemicals and animal feed.
In Spanish: Condado de Monroe (Misisipi) para niños
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