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Pearl River County
Pearl River County Courthouse in Poplarville
Pearl River County Courthouse in Poplarville
Map of Mississippi highlighting Pearl River County
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  Mississippi
Founded 1890
Named for Pearl River
Seat Poplarville
Largest city Picayune
 • Total 819 sq mi (2,120 km2)
 • Land 811 sq mi (2,100 km2)
 • Water 8.0 sq mi (21 km2)  1.0%
 • Total 55,834
 • Estimate 
 • Density 68.17/sq mi (26.322/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 4th

Pearl River County is a county in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, 55,834 people lived there. Its county seat is Poplarville. It used to be called Hancock County.

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