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Tippah County, Mississippi

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The county was founded in 1836. The name "Tippah" is derived from a Chickasaw language word meaning "cut off." It was taken from the creek of the same name that flows across much of the original county from northeast to southwest before emptying into the Tallahatchie River. The creek probably was so named because it, and the ridges on either side, "cut off" the western part of the region from the eastern portion.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns & Communities

  • Blue Mountain
  • Brownfield
  • Camp Hill
  • Chalybeate
  • Cotton Plant
  • Dry Creek
  • Dumas
  • Falkner
  • Lake Mohawk
  • Ripley (County Seat)
  • Tiplersville
  • Walnut




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Tippah County Historical & Genealogical Society