Lamar County Mississippi

Lamar County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 55,658. Its county seat is Purvis. Named for the post-Civil War Mississippi statesman Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar.

Lamar County is part of the Hattiesburg, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is largely a rural county, except for its northeast quarter.


According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 500.49 square miles (1,296.3 km2), of which 497.07 square miles (1,287.4 km2) (or 99.32%) is land and 3.42 square miles (8.9 km2) (or 0.68%) is water.

Major highways

Interstate 59
U.S. Highway 11
U.S. Highway 98
Mississippi Highway 13
Mississippi Highway 42
Mississippi Highway 44


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