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Oktibbeha County, Mississippi

US county information
NameOktibbeha County
StateMississippi
SeatStarkville
Largest cityStarkville
US Area
Total Area461.90 sq mi (1196.3 km2)
Land Area457.71 sq mi (1185.5 km2)
Water Area4.19 sq mi (10.9 km2)
Population47671 (2010)
Density40/km2 (103.6/sq mi)
Founded1833

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Oktibbeha County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2010, the population was 47,671. Its county seat is Starkville . Oktibbeha is a Native American word meaning either bloody water (because of a battle fought on the banks) or possibly icy creek. Indian artifacts over 2000 years old have been found near the Indian mounds adjacent to Indian Mound Campground, just east of Starkville.

The Starkville Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Oktibbeha County.


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