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Pemiscot County, Missouri

US county information
NamePemiscot County
Largest cityCaruthersville
US Area
Total Area512.41 sq mi (1327.1 km2)
Land Area493.08 sq mi (1277.1 km2)
Water Area19.33 sq mi (50.1 km2)
Population Est.18515 (2008)
Density15.8/km2 (41/sq mi)
Named forA Native American word meaning "liquid mud"
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Pemiscot County is a county located in the Bootheel in Southeast Missouri in the United States. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, the county's population was 20,047. A 2008 estimate, however, showed the population to be 18,515. The largest city and county seat is Caruthersville . The county was officially organized on February 19, 1851, and is named for the local bayou, taken from the Fox dialect pem-eskaw, meaning "liquid mud."

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