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Claiborne County, Mississippi

US county information
NameClaiborne County
StateMississippi
SeatPort Gibson
Largest cityPort Gibson
US Area
Total Area501.36 sq mi (1298.5 km2)
Land Area486.77 sq mi (1260.7 km2)
Water Area14.59 sq mi (37.8 km2)
Population9604 (2010)
Density9/km2 (23.3/sq mi)
Founded1802

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Claiborne County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2010, the population was 9,604. Its county seat is Port Gibson.

The county is named after William C. C. Claiborne, the second governor of the Mississippi Territory.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Claiborne County has the third-largest percentage of black residents of any American county, with an 84 percent majority of the population being African-American. Claiborne County was home to a little known but profound African-American civil rights struggle during the middle of the 20th century.


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