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Tate County Courthouse, 201 S. Ward St., Senatobia
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
|• Total||411 sq mi (1,060 km2)|
|• Land||405 sq mi (1,050 km2)|
|• Water||6.2 sq mi (16 km2) 1.5%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||70.28/sq mi (27.14/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Tate County is a county located in the northwestern portion of the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 28,886. Its county seat is Senatobia. Organized in 1873 during the Reconstruction era, from portions of DeSoto, Marshall, and Tunica counties, the county is named for Thomas Simpson Tate, one of the first prominent American settlers of the area.
Tate County is part of the Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is located about 40 miles (64 km) south of Memphis and one county east of the Mississippi River. This fertile river valley was developed for cotton cultivation in the 19th century.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 411 square miles (1,060 km2), of which 405 square miles (1,050 km2) is land and 6.2 square miles (16 km2) (1.5%) is water. It is the third-smallest county in Mississippi by land area.
- Interstate 55
- U.S. Route 51
- Mississippi Highway 3
- Mississippi Highway 4
- Mississippi Scenic Highway 304
- Mississippi Highway 305
- Mississippi Highway 306
- Mississippi Highway 740
- DeSoto County (north)
- Marshall County (east)
- Lafayette County (southeast)
- Panola County (south)
- Tunica County (west)
|U.S. Decennial Census
|Black or African American||8,231||29.33%|
|Hispanic or Latino||805||2.87%|
As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 28,064 people, 10,324 households, and 7,580 families residing in the county.
- Senatobia (county seat)
- Actor James Earl Jones was born in Arkabutla, Mississippi, an unincorporated area of Tate County and lived here for five years. He was sent north to live with his maternal grandparents on their farm in Jackson, Michigan.
In Spanish: Condado de Tate (Misisipi) para niños
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