WASHINGTON COUNTY, situated on the vest boundary of Mississippi, with Mississippi river on the west, and the Yazoo on the east. Area, 2,420 square miles. Seat of justice, Greenville. Pop. in 1840, 7,287; in 1850, 8,389.
Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 376.