Pemiscot County is named for the Indian word meaning "liquid mud.". Located in the South Region of Missouri, in the extreme southeast corner of the state. Pemiscot County was formed in 1851 from New Madrid County. The county seat of Pemiscot County, Missouri, is Caruthersville.
The county population on July 1, 1999, was 21,150, a decrease of 771 over the 1990 census. Pemiscot County borders the Mississippi River on it's eastern flank, accross which is the northeast corner of the state of Tennessee, and the state of Arkansas borders Pemiscot County on the south.
Interstate Highway 55 passes north/south through the county, Interstate Highway 155, crossing the Mississippi River out ot Tennessee terminates in Pemiscot County.
For information on county government, contact the National Association of Counties Web site.
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