Claiborne County, MS


CLAIBORNE COUNTY, situated on the western boundary of Mississippi, on the east side of Mississippi river, with Big Black river on the northwest. Area, 500 square miles. Face of the country hilly, except along the stream. Soil varied from rich bottom lands to sterile hills and sandy pine plains. Seat of justice, Port Gibson. Pop. in 1820, 5,963; in 1830, 9,818; in 1840, 13,078; in 1850, 14,899. (Fanning's, 1853)

    Place Unit Type
    Containing Unit
    Name Type
    Alcorn, MS City or Town
    Grand Gulf, MS City or Town
    Port Gibson, MS City or Town
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