Prentiss County offers many recreational opportunities for visitors and residents alike with a wealth of sports and outdoor activities that appeal to people of all ages and interests. Because of the terrain and climate, the area abounds with unspoiled natural lands and unparalleled hunting and fishing opportunities. You may prefer to spend time with your family at one of our city and community parks with features like ball fields, tennis courts, playgrounds, picnic areas and walking trails. Golfers will also find numerous opportunities to perfect their skills on many courses available in and around Prentiss County. Some of our popular tourist areas include Bay Springs Lake, Brice's Crossroads National Battlefield and Visitors Center, Kids Town, John Bell Williams Game Management Area and Ross Pharr Park. Our county is named for Sergeant Smith Prentiss, a famous speaker and debater from Natchez, MS.
Prentiss County has a population of 25,490 and covers a total of 418 square miles. Prentiss County is located in northeast Mississippi, south of Alcorn County and west of Tishomingo County.