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Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi

US county information
NameJefferson Davis County
StateMississippi
SeatPrentiss
Largest cityPrentiss
US Area
Total Area409.10 sq mi (1059.6 km2)
Land Area408.41 sq mi (1057.8 km2)
Water Area0.70 sq mi (1.8 km2)
Population12487 (2010)
Density13/km2 (33.7/sq mi)
Founded1906

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Jefferson Davis County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2010, the population was 12,487. It is named in honor of Mississippi Senator and Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Its county seat is Prentiss . The county was carved out of Covington and Lawrence Counties on March 1906. Governor James K. Vardaman signed the bill creating the county on May 9, 1906.


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