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Welcome to Oktibbeha County ...

Time Zone: Oktibbeha County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Starkville is the Seat for Oktibbeha County.

Oktibbeha County was founded in 1833 and was created by taking area from Lowndes County.

From the Census Estimates for 2019, <1> Oktibbeha had a population of 49,543 people. This is an increase of 3.93% since the last Census (which gave a population of 47,671 people in 2010).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Oktibbeha represented 1.61% of the total population of Mississippi.

Below are some of the communities located in Oktibbeha County:

  • Maben
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maben
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 817 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maben have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maben
  • Starkville
  • Sturgis
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sturgis
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 257 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sturgis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sturgis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sturgis<3>

Websites of Interest ...

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • At this time (Dec 2022), GenDisasters website is currently offline due to a hacker attack. Hopefully they will be back soon.

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2010 Census and the next count will be for the 2020 Census.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




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