Tallahatchie County is located in the Delta Region of Mississippi. Tallahatchie County was formed on December 31, 1833 and is a Choctaw word for "rock of waters."
The county seats are Charleston and Sumner. Other Tallahatchie County communities include: Charleston, Tutwiler, Webb, Glendora, Brazil, Cascilla, Enid, Leverett, Paynes, Philipp, Swan Lake, and Tippo. In its first census in 1840, there were 2,985 residents listed. In the last federal census in 2000, the population was 14,903.
A History of Tallahatchie County, State of Mississippi, Compiled by Lillie Neely Henry, Edited by Jean Conger May, was published October 1, 1960. It has been transcribed in two parts which can be reached at the following two links: