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County Information



Some of the cities, towns, and places in DeSoto County are Bridgetown, Cedarview, Cockrum, Days, Eudora, Handy Corner, Hernando, Horn Lake, Lake Cormorant, Lake View, Lewisburg, Love, Lynchburg, Memphis, Mineral Wells, Nesbit, Norfolk, Olive Branch, Pleasant Hill, Southaven, Walls, West Days



DeSoto County is a county located on the northwest border of the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 161,252, making it the third-most populous county in Mississippi. Its county seat is Hernando.DeSoto County is part of the Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is the second-most populous county in the MSA. The county has lowland areas that were developed in the 19th century for cotton plantations, and hill country in the eastern part of the county.