Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 158.
HOLMES COUNTY, situated toward the western part of Mississippi, with Big Black river on the east, and the Yazoo on the west. Area, 600 square miles. Seat of justice, Lexington. Pop. in 1840, 9,452; in 1850, 13,928.