Washington County, Mississippi

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The Washington County Courthouse is located at 900 Washington Avenue, Greenville, MS 38701; phone: 662-378-8355.

Washington County was created in 1827. As the State's 22nd organized county, it was formed from parts of Warren and Yazoo counties. It was named for General and President George Washington. The county borders the eastern bank of the Mississippi in the north western part of the State, across from Arkansas. [Washington County Board of Supervisors, www.washingtoncountyms.us, accessed October, 2013]

Washington County was established one hundred years prior to the creation of this subdivision. The county is located in the region known as the Mississippi Delta, a leaf-shaped plain stretching from Memphis to Vicksburg and from the Yazoo River to the Mississippi River in the northwestern comer of the state. Washington County is located just slightly below the center of the Delta, on the western edge, along the banks of the Mississippi River.

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