Mississippi Counties Page
The original Mississippi Territory created by the U.S. Congress in 1798 was a strip of land extending about 100 miles north to south and from the Mississippi River to the Chattahoochee on the Georgia border. The territory was increased in 1804 and 1812 to reach from Tennessee to the Gulf. In 1817 the western part achieved statehood as Mississippi (the eastern part became the state of Alabama in 1819). On Dec. 10, 1817, Mississippi joined the Union and became the 20th state.
Modern Day Adjacent States
Mississippi is bordered on the north by Tennessee
, on the east by Alabama
, on the south by Louisiana
and a narrow coast on the Gulf of Mexico and on the west, across the Mississippi River, by Louisiana
See Wikipedia for modern day county information