Atlas of Historical County Boundaries
SUMMARY METADATA: Mississippi Historical Counties
After ECAI's model, based upon Dublin Core.
Connection Information
DatasetTitle Mississippi Historical Counties
DatasetType vector digital data
ServerType W2K, IIS 5.0, ArcIMS 9.x, Tomcat 5.0
CreationDate 2010
LastUpdated 2010-02-12
Descriptive Metadata
Title Mississippi Historical Counties
Citation.PreferredStyle Sinko, Peggy Tuck. Mississippi Historical Counties. Data Set. Laura Rico-Beck, digital comp. Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, ed. by John H. Long. Chicago: The Newberry Library, 2010. Available from
Creator.PersonalName Sinko, Peggy Tuck, historical compiler
Subject Mississippi Historical State and County Boundaries
Description Compilation of all changes in the size, shape, and location of all counties in Mississippi from the creation of the first one to the end of 2000.  Separate polygon for each version of a county in shapefile format, including attribute table, plus database, supplemental chronologies, bibliography, etc., in textual form.
Publisher The Newberry Library
Contributor.PersonalName Rico-Beck, Laura, digital compiler
Contributor.PersonalName Long, John H., editor
Date 2010
Type Dataset
Format Shapefile
Format.Size 487 polygons, 10.637 MB
Source Laws of Mississippi and other sources listed in bibliography
Language eng
Coverage.WestBoundingCoordinate -91.662506
Coverage.EastBoundingCoordinate -84.888247
Coverage.NorthBoundingCoordinate 35.008029
Coverage.SouthBoundingCoordinate 30.149892
Coverage.t.early 1785-02-07
Coverage.t.late 2000-12-31
Coverage.PlaceName Mississippi
Coverage.Spatial.Resolution 1:100,000
Coverage.Spatial.Georeference County
Coverage.Temporal.Interval 1 day
Coverage.AlternativeMetadata See Full FGDC Metadata here
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