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Copiah County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2016, the population was 28,482. The county seat is Hazlehurst.
Copiah, from a Choctaw word meaning calling panther, was organized in 1823 as Mississippi's 18th county. In 2004 Calling Panther Lake, commemorating this name, was opened up just West and North of Crystal Springs near the Jack community. The county ranks seventh in land area. In the year of organization, Walter Leake served as governor and James Monroe as President of the United States.