Copiah County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2000, the population was 28,757. The county seat is Hazlehurst6. It is part of the Jackson, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Copiah, from an Indian word meaning calling panther, was organized in 1823 as Mississippi's 18th county. It ranks seventh in land area. In the year of organization, Walter Leake served as governor and James Monroe as President of the United States.
The county is known as a tomato and cabbage producing area, and for many years was called the "Tomato Capital of the World."
Albert Gallatin Brown, the 14th governor of Mississippi, was elected from Copiah County, serving from 1844-48.