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  • Adams County, Mississippi —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 14, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of Pickering Territorial County, 02-Apr-1799.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1800
    County Seat:  Natchez, Mississippi

    County history - Adams County is named in honor of the second President of the United States, John Adams.

    Adams Courthouse
    GHLL Adams County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Adams County, MS Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/MSGenWeb site - Adams County Archives
    7. US/MSGenWeb - Adams County Genealogy & History
    8. Adams County Vital Records - Adams County Chancery Clerk, 115 S Wall St., Natchez, MS 39120.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Jefferson County (north), Franklin County (east), Wilkinson County (south), Concordia
                Parish, Louisiana
    (southwest), Tensas Parish, Louisiana (northwest).

        1818 - Auditor of Public Accounts Tax Rolls 1818
        Adams County - Genealogical and Historical Research; an independent site.
        City of Natchez - Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi 1891 (AHGP).
        City of Washington - Washington, Adams County, Mississippi, 1891 (AHGP).
        Descendants of the Jersey settlers - Adams County.

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    Census Information Adams County):
  • 1886 Census
  • 1886 Census

  • Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for Adams county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.


  • Alcorn County, Mississippi —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 8, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Tippiah and Tishomingo Counties.
    Established:  15-Apr-1870
    County Seat:  Corinth, Mississippi

    County history - Alcorn County is named in honor of James Lusk Alcorn (November 4, 1816 - December 19, 1894), who was a prominent American political figure in Mississippi during the 19th century. He was a leading southern white Republican or "scalawag" during Reconstruction in Mississippi, where he served as governor and U.S. Senator. A moderate Republican, he had a bitter rivalry with Radical Republican carpetbagger Adelbert Ames, who defeated him in the 1873 Mississippi gubernatorial race. He briefly served as a brigadier general of Mississippi state troops at times in Confederate States Army service during the early part of the American Civil War.

    Alcorn Courthouse
    GHLL Alcorn County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Alcorn County, MS Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Alcorn County Genealogical Society / Corinth, MS)
    6. US/MSGenWeb site - Alcorn County Archives
    7. US/MSGenWeb - Alcorn County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Alcorn County Clerk, P.O. Box 112, Corinth, MS 38834-0112.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             McNairy County, Tennessee (north), Hardin County, Tennessee (northeast),
             Tishomingo County (east), Prentiss County (south), Tippah County (west), Hardeman
                County, Tennessee
    (northwest).
             Note:  Counties in green print are not yet linked.


        City of Corinth - Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, 1891 (AHGP).

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  • Amite County, Mississippi —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 07, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of Wilkinson County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1809
    County Seat:  Liberty, Mississippi

    County history - Amite County is named for the Amite River, which is a tributary of Lake Maurepas in Mississippi and Louisiana in the United States. The name is derived from the French amiti!", meaning "friendship."

    Amite Courthouse
    GHLL Amite County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Amite County, MS Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Amite County Historical & Genealogical Society
          P. O. Box 2
          Liberty, MS 39645

    5. US/MSGenWeb site - Amite County Archives
    6. US/MSGenWeb - Amite County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records - Amite County Chancery Clerk, 243 W Main Street, Liberty, MS 39645.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Franklin County (north), Lincoln County (northeast), Pike County (east), Tangipahoa
                Parish, Louisiana
    (southeast), St. Helena Parish, Louisiana (south), East Feliciana
                Parish, Louisiana
    (southwest), Wilkinson County (west).
             Note:  Counties in green print are not yet linked.


        City of Liberty - Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi, 1891 (AHGP).

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    Census Information Amite County):
  • 1850 Census

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  • Attala County, Mississippi —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 30, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Madison County.
    Established:  23-Dec-1833
    County Seat:  Kosciusko, Mississippi

    County history - Attala County is named in honor of A fictional Native American heroine from an early 19th-century novel by Fran"ois-Ren!" de Chateaubriand.

    Attala Courthouse
    GHLL Attala County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Attala County, MS Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Attala County Historical Society / Kosciusko, MS)
    6. US/MSGenWeb site - Attala County Archives
    7. US/MSGenWeb - Attala County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Attala County Chancery Clerk, 230 West Washington Street, Kosciusko, MS 39090.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Montgomery County (north), Choctaw County (northeast), Winston County (east),
             Leake County (south), Madison County (southwest), Holmes County (west), Carroll
                County
    (northwest).
             Note:  Counties in green print are not yet linked.


        City of Kosciusko - Kosciusko, Attala County, Mississippi, 1891 (AHGP).

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    Census Information:
        1840 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Attala County (Index: 1 page / Text: 2 pages).
        1850 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Attala County (Index: 11 page2 / Text: 8 pages).

    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for Attala county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.


  • Bolivar County, Mississippi —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 19, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Tallahatchie and Washington Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1836
    County Seat:  Cleveland & Rosedale, Mississippi

    County history - Bolivar County is named in honor of Sim "n Jos!" Antonio de la Sant"sima Trinidad Bol"var y Palacios Ponte y Blanco (July 24, 1783 - December 17, 1830), commonly known as Sim "n Bol"var, who was a Venezuelan military and political leader. Bol"var played a key role in Hispanic America's successful struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire, and is today considered one of the most influential politicians in the history of the Americas.


    Bolivar (Cleveland) Courthouse


    Bolivar (Rosedale) Courthouse
    GHLL Bolivar County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Bolivar County, MS Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Bolivar County Historical Society (Facebook) / Cleveland, MS)
    6. US/MSGenWeb site - Bolivar County Archives
    7. US/MSGenWeb - Bolivar County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Bolivar County Chancery Clerk, 200 North Court Street, Cleveland, MS 38732.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Coahoma County (north), Sunflower County (east), Washington County (south), Desha
                County, Arkansas
    (west).
             Note:  Counties in black print are not yet linked.


        City of Rosedale - Rosedale, Bolivar County, Mississippi 1891 (AHGP).

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    Census Information:
        1850 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Bolivar County (Index: 1page / Text: 1 page).

    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for Bolivar county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.


  • Benton County, Mississippi —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 18, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Marshall and Tippah Counties, 1835.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1870
    County Seat:  Ashland, Mississippi

    County history - Benton County is named in honor of Thomas Hart Benton (March 14, 1782 - April 10, 1858), nicknamed "Old Bullion", a U.S. Senator from Missouri and a staunch advocate of westward expansion of the United States. He served in the Senate from 1821 to 1851, becoming the first member of that body to serve five terms. Benton was an architect and champion of westward expansion by the United States, a cause that became known as Manifest Destiny.


    Benton Courthouse
    GHLL Benton County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Benton County, MS Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (West Central Missouri Genealogical Society & Library (several counties) / Warrensburg, MS)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Benton County Genealogical Society / Warsaw, MS)
    7. US/MSGenWeb site - Benton County Archives
    8. US/MSGenWeb - Benton County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Benton County Clerk, P.O. Box 218, Ashland, MS 38603-0218.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Hardeman County, Tennessee (northeast), Tippah County (east), Union County (south),
             Marshall County (west), Fayette County, Tennessee (northwest).
             Note:  Counties in green print are not yet linked.


        City of Ashland - Ashland, Benton County, Mississippi 1891 (AHGP).

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  • Calhoun County, Mississippi —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 10, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Chickasaw, Lafayette and Yalobusha Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1852
    County Seat:  Pittsboro, Mississippi

    County history - Calhoun County is named in honor of John Caldwell Calhoun (March 18, 1782 - March 31, 1850) who was a leading politician and political theorist from South Carolina during the first half of the 19th century. Calhoun eloquently spoke out on every issue of his day, but often changed positions. Calhoun began his political career as a nationalist, modernizer, and proponent of a strong national government and protective tariffs. After 1830 he switched to states' rights, limited government, nullification and free trade. He is best known for his intense and original defense of slavery as something positive, his distrust of majoritarianism, and for pointing the South toward secession from the Union.


    Calhoun Courthouse
    GHLL Calhoun County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. American History & Genealogy Project - Calhoun County AHGP
    3. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    4. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    5. Genealogy Forum - Calhoun County, MS Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Calhoun County Historical and Genealogical Society / Pittsboro, MS)
    7. US/MSGenWeb site - Calhoun County Archives
    8. US/MSGenWeb - Calhoun County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Calhoun County Chancery Clerk, P.O. Box 8, Pittsboro, MS 38951-0008
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Lafayette County (north), Pontotoc County (northeast), Chickasaw County (east),
             Webster County (south), Grenada County (southwest), Yalobusha County (west).
             Note:  Counties in green print are not yet linked.


        City of Hartford - Hartford, Calhoun County, Mississippi, 1891 (AHGP).

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    Census Information:
        1860 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Calhoun County (Index: 1 page / Text: 9 pages).

    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for Calhoun county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.


  • Carroll County, Mississippi —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 24, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Lowndes, Monroe, Washington and Yazoo Counties, January 1834.
    Established:  19-Feb-1836
    County Seat:  Carrollton, Mississippi

    County history - Carroll County is named in honor of Charles Carroll of Carrollton (September 19, 1737 - November 14, 1832). He was a wealthy Maryland planter and an early advocate of independence from Great Britain. He served as a delegate to the Continental Congress and later as first United States Senator for Maryland. He was the only Catholic and the longest-lived (and last surviving) signatory of the Declaration of Independence, dying at the age of 95.

    Carroll Courthouse
    GHLL Carroll County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Carroll County, MS Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Carroll County Genealogical Association / Carrollton, MS)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Carroll County Historical Society / Carrollton, MS)
    7. US/MSGenWeb site - Carroll County Archives
    8. US/MSGenWeb - Carroll County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Carroll County Clerk, Lexington Street, Carrollton, MS 38917-0291.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Grenada County (north), Montgomery County (east), Attala County (southeast),
             Holmes County (south), Leflore County (west).
             Note:  Counties in Green print are not yet linked.


        City of Carrollton - Houston, Carroll County, Mississippi 1891 (AHGP).

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    Census Information:
        1840 Census (T) - Federal Census, Carroll County (Text: 1 page ).

    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for Carroll county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.


  • Chickasaw County, Mississippi —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 18, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Monroe County and Un-Organized territories.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1836
    County Seat:  Houston & Okolona, Mississippi

    County history - Chickasaw County is named in honor of The Chickasaw Native American people, who were originally from the region that would become the Southeastern United States (Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee). They are of the Muskogean language family and are federally recognized as the Chickasaw Nation. Chickasaw were considered by the United States (US) as one of the Five Civilized Tribes, as they adopted numerous practices of European Americans. Resisting European-American settlers encroaching on their territory, the Chickasaw were forced by the US to sell their country in 1832 and move to Indian Territory (Oklahoma) during the era of Indian Removal in the 1830s.



    Chickasaw Courthouse
    Okolona



    Chickasaw Courthouse
    Houston
    GHLL Chickasaw County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Chickasaw County, MS Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Chickasaw County Historical & Genealogical Society / Houston, MS)
    6. US/MSGenWeb site - Chickasaw County Archives
    7. US/MSGenWeb - Chickasaw County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Chickasaw Chancery Clerk, 101 North Jefferson, Houston, MS 38851.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Pontotoc County (north), Lee County (northeast), Monroe County (east), Clay County
             (southeast), Wesbter County (southwest), Calhoun County (west).
             Note:  Counties in green print are not yet linked.


        City of Houston - Houston, Chickasaw County, Mississippi 1891 (AHGP).
        City of Okolona - Okolona, Chickasaw County, Mississippi, 1891 (AHGP).

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  • Choctaw County, Mississippi —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 28, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Monroe County and Un-Organized (Choctaw territorial lands).
    Established:  23-Dec-1836
    County Seat:  Houston, Mississippi

    County history - Choctaw County is named in honor of The Choctaw (alternatively spelled Chahta, Chactas, Tchakta, Chocktaw, and Chactaw). They are a Native American people originally from the Southeastern United States (Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, and Louisiana). The Choctaw language belongs to the Muskogean linguistic group. The Choctaw are descendants of the Hopewellian people and Mississippian culture, who lived throughout the east of the Mississippi River valley and its tributaries.

    Choctaw Courthouse
    GHLL Choctaw County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Choctaw County, MS Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/MSGenWeb site - Choctaw County Archives
    7. US/MSGenWeb - Choctaw County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Choctaw County Chancery Clerk, P.O. Box 250, 112 Quinn Street, Ackerman, MS 39735-0250.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Pontotoc County (north), Lee County (northeast), Monroe County (east), Clay County
             (southeast), Wesbter County (southwest), Calhoun County (west).
             Note:  County names in black print are not yet linked, those in blue are clickable.


        City of Chester - Chester, Choctaw County, Mississippi, 1891 (AHGP).

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  • Claiborne County, Mississippi —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 27, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Jefferson (Pickering) County.
    Established:  27-Jan-1802
    County Seat:  Port Gibson, Mississippi

    County history - Claiborne County is named in honor of William Charles Cole Claiborne (1775 - 23 November 1817), a United States politician, best known as the first Governor of Louisiana. He also has the distinction of being the youngest Congressman in U.S. history, having been elected to the House of Representatives at the age of 22.

    Claiborne Courthouse
    GHLL Claiborne County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. American Local History Network - (ALHN)
    3. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    4. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    5. Genealogy Forum - Claiborne County, MS Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    7. US/MSGenWeb site - Claiborne County Archives
    8. US/MSGenWeb - Claiborne County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Claiborne County Chancery Clerk, 410 Main St., Port Gibson, MS 39150.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Warren County (north), Hinds County (northeast), Copiah County (southeast), Jefferson
                County
    (south), Tensas Parish, Louisiana (west).
             Note:  Counties names in black print are not yet linked.


        City of Port Gibson - Port Gibson, Claiborne County, Mississippi 1891 (AHGP).

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  • Clarke County, Mississippi —
    Information Updated by:  Sep 28, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Wayne County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1833
    County Seat:  Quitman, Mississippi

    County history - Clarke County is named in honor of Joshua G. Clark, the first elected judge following admittance to the Union.

    Clarke Courthouse
    GHLL Clarke County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Clarke County, MS Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/MSGenWeb site - Clarke County Archives
    7. US/MSGenWeb - Clarke County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Clarke County Chancery Clerk, 101 S Archusa Avenue, Quitman, MS 39355.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Lauderdale County (north), Choctaw County, Alabama (east), Wayne County (south),
             Jasper County (west).
             Note:  County names in black print are not yet linked, those in blue are clickable.


        City of Quitman - Quitman, Clarke County, Mississippi, 1891 (AHGP).

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        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page and the item which concerns you.


  • Clay County, Mississippi —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 30, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Chickasaw, Lowndes, Monroe and Oktibbeha Counties (formally Colfax County).
    Established:  xx-xxx-1871
    County Seat:  West Point, Mississippi

    County history - Clay County is named in honor of Henry Clay, Sr. (April 12, 1777 - June 29, 1852), was a nineteenth-century American statesman and orator who represented Kentucky in both the Senate and the House of Representatives, where he served as Speaker. He also served as Secretary of State from 1825 to 1829.

    Clay Courthouse
    GHLL Clay County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Clay County, MS Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Clay County Historical and Genealogical Society / West Point, MS)
    6. US/MSGenWeb site - Clay County Archives
    7. US/MSGenWeb - Clay County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Clay County Clerk, 205 Court Street, West Point, MS 39773-0815.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Chickasaw County (north), Monroe County (northeast), Lowndes County (southeast),
             Oktibbeha County (south), Webster County (west).
             Note:  County names in black print are not yet linked, those in blue are clickable.


        City of Abbott - Abbott, Clay, Mississippi 1891 (AHGP).

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        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page and the item which concerns you.


  • Coahoma County, Mississippi —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 28, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of unorganized territorial lands.
    Established:  09-Feb-1836
    County Seat:  Clarksdale, Mississippi

    County history - Coahoma County is derived from a Native American (Choctaw) word meaning red panther.

    Coahoma Courthouse
    GHLL Coahoma County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Coahoma County, MS Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/MSGenWeb site - Coahoma County Archives
    7. US/MSGenWeb - Coahoma County Genealogy & History
    8. Coahoma County Vital Records - Coahoma County Clerk, P.O. Box 98, Clarksdale, MS 38614-0098.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Tunica County (north), Quitman County (east), Tallahatchie County (southeast), Bolivar
                County
    (southwest), Phillips County, Arkansas (west).

        Cities of Clarksdale & Friar's Point - Clarksdale & Friar's Point, Coahoma,
             Mississippi 1891 (AHGP).

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  • Copiah County, Mississippi —
    Information Updated by:  Sep 27, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Franklin and Hinds Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1823
    County Seat:  Hazlehurst, Mississippi

    County history - Copiah County is derived from a Native American word meaning "calling panther".

    Copiah Courthouse
    GHLL Copiah County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Copiah County, MS Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Copiah County Historical & Genealogical Society (FaceBook) / Crystal Springs, MS)
    6. US/MSGenWeb site - Copiah County Archives
    7. US/MSGenWeb - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    8. Vital Records - Copiah County Chancery Clerk, P.O. Box 507, 122 South Lowe Street, Hazlehurst, Mississippi 39083.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Hinds County (north), Simpson County (east), Lawrence County (southeast), Lincoln
                County
    (south), Jefferson County (southwest), Claiborne County (west).
             Note:  County names in black print are not yet linked, those in blue are clickable.


        Cities of Hazlehurst and Wesson - Hazlehurst and Wesson, Copiah County, Mississippi,
             1891 (AHGP).

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  • Covington County, Mississippi —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 26, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Lawrence and Wayne Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1819
    County Seat:  Collins, Mississippi

    County history - Covington County is named in honor of Leonard Wailes Covington (October 30, 1768 - November 14, 1813) was a United States Army Brigadier General and a member of the United States House of Representatives.

    Covington Courthouse
    GHLL Covington County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Covington County, MS Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Covington County Genealogical and Historical Society / Collins, MS)
    6. US/MSGenWeb site - Covington County Archives
    7. US/MSGenWeb - Covington County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Covington County Chancery Clerk, 101 S Elm Avenue, Collins, MS 39428.
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Smith County (north), Jones County (east), Forrest County (southeast), Lamar County
             (south), Jefferson Davis County (west), Simpson County (northwest).
             Note:  County names in black print are not yet linked, those in blue are clickable.


        City of Williamsburgh - Williamsburgh, Covington County, Mississippi, (AHGP).

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    Census Information:
        1820 Census (T) - Federal Census, Covington County (Text: 1 page).

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  • DeSoto County, Mississippi —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 26, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of tribal lands of the Chickasaw Indian Nation, (Monroe and Washington Counties).
    Established:  09-Feb-1836
    County Seat:  Hernando, Mississippi

    County history - DeSoto County is named in honor of Hernando de Soto (c.1496/1497 - 1542) was a Spanish explorer and conquistador who, while leading the first European expedition deep into the territory of the modern-day United States, was the first European documented to have discovered Mississippi River.

    DeSoto Courthouse
    GHLL DeSoto County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - DeSoto County, MS Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Genealogical Society of DeSoto County / Hernando, MS)
    6. US/MSGenWeb site - DeSoto County Archives
    7. US/MSGenWeb - DeSoto County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - DeSoto County Clerk, Courthouse, Hernando, MS 38632.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Shelby County, Tennessee (north), Crittenden County, Arkansas (west), Tunica County
             (south), Tate County (south), Marshall County (east).
             Note:  County names in black print are not yet linked, those in blue are clickable.


        City of Hernando - Hernando, De Soto County, Mississippi, 1891 (AHGP).

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    Census Information:
        1850 Census (T) - Federal Census, DeSoto County (Southern Division: 20 pages)

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  • Franklin County, Mississippi —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 26, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Jefferson, Amite, Wilkinson and Adams Counties.
    Established:  21-Dec-1809
    County Seat:  Meadville, Mississippi

    County history - Franklin County is named in honor of U.S. Founding Father and Statesman, Benjamin Franklin.

    Franklin Courthouse
    GHLL Franklin County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Franklin County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Franklin County, MS Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/MSGenWeb site - Franklin County Archives
    7. US/MSGenWeb - Franklin County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Franklin Chancery Clerk, Main St., Meadville, MS 39653.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Jefferson County (north), Lincoln County (east), Amite County (south), Wilkinson
                County
    (southwest), Adams County (west).
             Note:  County names in black print are not yet linked, those in blue are clickable.


        City of Meadville - Meadville, Franklin County, Mississippi, 1891 (AHGP).

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  • Greene County, Mississippi —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 27, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Wayne County.
    Established:  09-Dec-1811
    County Seat:  Leakesville, Mississippi

    County history - Greene County is named in honor of Nathanael Greene (August 7, 1742 - June 19, 1786, frequently misspelled Nathaniel), who was a major general of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War. When the war began, Greene was a militia private, the lowest rank possible; he emerged from the war with a reputation as George Washington's most gifted and dependable officer. Many places in the United States are named for him. Greene suffered financial difficulties in the post-war years and died suddenly of sunstroke in 1786.

    Greene Courthouse
    GHLL Greene County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Greene County, MS Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Greene County Museum & Historical Society
          P.O. Box 871
          Leakeville, MS 39451

    5. US/MSGenWeb - Greene County Archives) (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/MSGenWeb - Greene County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records - Chancery Clerk, Main Street, Leakesville, MS 39451-0610.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Wayne County (north), Washington County, Alabama (northeast), Mobile County,
                Alabama
    (southeast), George County (south), Perry County (west).
             Note:  County names in black print are not yet linked, those in blue are clickable.


        City of Leakesville - Leakesville, Greene County, Mississippi, 1891 (AHGP).

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  • Grenada County, Mississippi —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 27, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Carroll, Choctaw, Tallahatchie and Yalobusha Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1870
    County Seat:  Grenada, Mississippi

    County history - Grenada County is named after Grenadais, an island country and Commonwealth realm consisting of the island of Grenada and six smaller islands at the southern end of the Grenadines in the southeastern Caribbean Sea. Grenada is located northwest of Trinidad and Tobago, northeast of Venezuela, and southwest of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines..

    Grenada Courthouse
    GHLL Grenada County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Grenada County, MS Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Grenada County Genealogical Society / Grenada, MS)
    6. US/MSGenWeb site - Grenada County Archives
    7. US/MSGenWeb - Grenada County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Grenada County Chancery Clerk, 59 Green Street, Grenada, MS 38901-1208.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Yalobusha County (north), Calhoun County (east), Webster County (east-southeast),
             Montgomery County (southeast), Carroll County (south), Leflore County (west),
             Tallahatchie County (northwest).
             Note:  County names in black print are not yet linked, those in blue are clickable.


        City of Grenada - Grenada, Grenada County, Mississippi, 1891 (AHGP).

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