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Kemper County, Mississippi

US county information
NameKemper County
SeatDe Kalb
Largest cityDe Kalb
US Area
Total Area767.00 sq mi (1986.5 km2)
Land Area766.13 sq mi (1984.3 km2)
Water Area0.87 sq mi (2.3 km2)
Population10456 (2010)
Density5/km2 (13/sq mi)

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Kemper County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2010, the population was 10,456. Its county seat is De Kalb. It is named in honor of Reuben Kemper.

The county is part of the Meridian, Mississippi, Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Long-time United States Senator John C. Stennis (1947 1989) was born in Kemper County. East Mississippi Community College is located in the town of Scooba, at the junction of US 45 and Mississippi Highway 16.

Another Kemper County native was the legendary Texas Ranger Captain Bill McDonald.

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