Tippah County, Mississippi facts for kids
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The Tippah County courthouse in Ripley
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
|• Total||460 sq mi (1,200 km2)|
|• Land||458 sq mi (1,190 km2)|
|• Water||2.1 sq mi (5 km2) 0.5%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||48.3/sq mi (18.66/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Tippah County is a county located on the northern border of the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 22,232. Its county seat is Ripley. The name "Tippah" is derived from a Chickasaw language word meaning "cut off." It was taken from the creek of the same name that flows across much of the original county from northeast to southwest before emptying into the Tallahatchie River. The creek probably was so named because it, and the ridges on either side, "cut off" the western part of the region from the eastern portion.
One of President Bill Clinton's great-grandfathers is buried here.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 460 square miles (1,200 km2), of which 458 square miles (1,190 km2) is land and 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2) (0.5%) is water.
- Hardeman County, Tennessee (north)
- Alcorn County (northeast)
- Prentiss County (southeast)
- Union County (south)
- Benton County (west)
National protected area
- Holly Springs National Forest (part)
|U.S. Decennial Census
|Black or African American||3,447||15.8%|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,118||5.12%|
As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 21,815 people, 7,834 households, and 5,394 families residing in the county.
- Ripley (county seat)
- Lake Mohawk
- Dry Creek
- Cotton Plant