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Attala County, Mississippi

US county information
NameAttala County
StateMississippi
SeatKosciusko
Largest cityKosciusko
US Area
Total Area737.10 sq mi (1909.1 km2)
Land Area735.13 sq mi (1904 km2)
Water Area1.97 sq mi (5.1 km2)
Population19564 (2010)
Density10/km2 (25.9/sq mi)
Founded1833

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Attala County (c-eniconˈætələ) is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2010, the population was 19,564. Its county seat is Kosciusko. Attala county is named for Attala, a fictional Native American heroine from an early-19th-century novel by François-René de Chateaubriand.

The historian of the American Civil War, John D. Winters was born in Attala County in 1917.


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