DeSoto County, Mississippi
DeSoto County Courthouse
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
|Founded||February 9, 1836|
|Named for||Hernando de Soto|
|• Total||497 sq mi (1,290 km2)|
|• Land||476 sq mi (1,230 km2)|
|• Water||21 sq mi (50 km2) 4.2%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||320/sq mi (130/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
DeSoto County is a county located on the northwest border of the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 161,252, making it the third-most populous county in Mississippi. Its county seat is Hernando.
DeSoto County is part of the Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is the second-most populous county in the MSA. The county has lowland areas that were developed in the 19th century for cotton plantations, and hill country in the eastern part of the county.
- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "Scenic Byways". Archived from the original on 2014-10-27.
Regions of DeSoto County, Mississippi
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