Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 399.
YAZOO COUNTY, situated in the westerly part of Mississippi, with Yazoo river on the northwest, and the Big Black on the southeast. Area, 650 square miles. Seat of justice, Benton. Pop. in 1830, 6,550; in 1840, 10,480; in 1850, 14,118.