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  • Marion County, Mississippi —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 23, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Amite, Wayne, and Franklin Counties.
    Established:  09-Dec-1811
    County Seat:  Columbia, Mississippi

    County history - Marion County is named in honor of General Francis Marion of South Carolina.

    Marion Courthouse
    1. Marion County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Marion County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Marion County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Marion County Historical Society
          Ann A. Simmons
          200 Second Street, Suite 3
          Columbia, MS 39429
          Phone: 601-731-3999
          Email: asimmonscolumbia@aol.com

    4. Marion County - US/MSGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Marion County - US/MSGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Marion County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Marion County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Marion County Vital Records - Marion County Chancery Clerk, 250 Broad St #2, Columbia, MS 39429.

      Census Information:
    9. 1820 Census (T) - one page
    10. 1840 Census (T) - three pages
    11. 1860 Census (I) and (T) - five pages (listed as Columbia Post Office)


  • Monroe County, Mississippi —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 8, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Formed from un-organized Chickasaw lands (Chickasaw Cession of 1816).
    Established:  xx-xxx-1821
    County Seat:  Aberdeen, Mississippi

    County history - Monroe County is named in honor of James Monroe (April 28, 1758  July 4, 1831) was the fifth President of the United States (1817 1825). His administration was marked by the acquisition of Florida (1819); the Missouri Compromise (1820), in which Missouri was declared a slave state; the admission of Maine in 1820 as a free state; and the profession of the Monroe Doctrine (1823), declaring U.S. opposition to European interference in the Americas, as well as breaking all ties with France remaining from the War of 1812. Monroe was the last U.S. President to wear a powdered wig and knee breeches according to the men "s fashion of the eighteenth century.



    Monroe Courthouse
    1. Monroe County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Monroe County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Monroe County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Monroe County Historical Society / Aberdeen, MS)
    4. Monroe County - US/MSGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Monroe County - US/MSGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Monroe County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Monroe County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Monroe County Vital Records - Monroe County Chancery Clerk, 201 W Commerce Street, Aberdeen, MS 39730.

    9. Monroe County - US/MSGenWeb Genealogy & History.


  • Montgomery County, Mississippi —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 18, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Carroll and Choctaw Counties.
    Established:  31-May-1871
    County Seat:  Winona, Mississippi

    County history - Montgomery County is named in honor of Richard Montgomery (December 2, 1738 - December 31, 1775) was an Irish-born soldier who first served in the British Army. He later became a brigadier-general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War and he is most famous for leading the failed 1775 invasion of Canada... or, or for Montgomery County, Tennessee, from which an early settler came. In that latter case, it would have been indirectly named for John Montgomery, a settler in Montgomery County, Tennessee, who founded the city of Clarksville, Tennessee, in that county. Its county seat is Winona. The character Dill in "To Kill a Mockingbird" is from here.


    Montgomery Courthouse
    GHLL Montgomery 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 - Montgomery County, MS Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Winona County Historical Society and History Center / Winona, MS)
    6. US/MSGenWeb site - Montgomery County Archives
    7. US/MSGenWeb - Montgomery County Genealogy & History
    8. US/MSGenWeb - Montgomery County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Montgomery County Chancery Clerk, 614 Summit Street, Winona, MS 38967.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Grenada County (north), Webster County (northeast), Choctaw County (east), Attala
                County
    (south), Carroll County (west).

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  • Neshoba County, Mississippi —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 28, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Jones, Madison, Rankin and Wayne Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1833
    County Seat:  Philadelphia, Mississippi

    County history - Neshoba County derives it's name from a Choctaw Native American word for grey wolf.

    Neshoba Courthouse
    1. Neshoba County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Neshoba County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Neshoba County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Neshoba County Historical Society
          303 Water Avenue
          Philadelphia, MS 39350-2621

    4. Neshoba County - US/MSGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Neshoba County - US/MSGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Neshoba County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Neshoba County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Neshoba County Vital Records - Neshoba County Circuit Clerk, 401 East Beacon Street, Suite 110, Philadelphia, MS 39350-0067.

    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (Neshoba Ancestral Group / Philadelphia, MS)

      Census Information:
    10. 1850 Census (T) - Federal Census Neshoba County (Text: 6 pages)


  • Newton County, Mississippi —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 22, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Neshoba County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1836
    County Seat:  Decatur, Mississippi

    County history - Newton County is named in honor of Sir Isaac Newton (25 December 1642 - 20 March 1727) who was an English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist, and theologian.

    Newton Courthouse
    GHLL Newton 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 - Newton County, MS Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Newton County Historical and Genealogical Society / Decatur, MS)
    6. US/MSGenWeb site - Newton County Archives
    7. US/MSGenWeb - Newton County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Newton County Chancery Clerk, 92 West Broad Street, Decatur, MS 39327.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Neshoba County (north), Lauderdale County (east), Jasper County (south), Scott
             County (west).

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    Census Information:
        1850 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Newton County (Index: 1 folder; 2 pages / Text: 6 pages).


  • Noxubee County, Mississippi —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 22, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Lowndes and Rankin Counties.
    Established:  09-Feb-1833
    County Seat:  Macon, Mississippi

    County history - Noxubee County derives it's name from a Native American word for "stinking water".

    Noxubee Courthouse
    GHLL Noxubee 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 - Noxubee County, MS Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Noxubee County Historical Society / Macon, MS)
    6. US/MSGenWeb site - Noxubee County Archives
    7. US/MSGenWeb - Noxubee County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Noxubee County Chancery Clerk, 505 South Jefferson Street, Macon, MS 39341.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Lowndes County (north), Pickens County, Alabama (east), Sumter County, Alabama
             (southeast), Kemper County (south), Winston County (west), Oktibbeha County
             (northwest).
             Note:  Counties in green print are not yet linked.


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        City of Macon - Macon, Noxubee County, Mississippi, 1891.


  • Oktibbeha County, Mississippi —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 24, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Lowndes County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1833
    County Seat:  Starkville, Mississippi

    County history - Oktibbeha County is named, using a Native American word meaning either bloody water (because of a battle fought on the banks) or possibly icy creek.

    Oktibbeha Courthouse
    1. Oktibbeha County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Oktibbeha County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Oktibbeha County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Oktibbeha County Hist. & Gen. Society / Starkville, MS)
    4. Oktibbeha County - US/MSGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Oktibbeha County - US/MSGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Oktibbeha County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Oktibbeha County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Oktibbeha County Vital Records - Oktibbeha Chancery Clerk, 101 W Main Street, Starkville, MS 39759.

    9. Oktibbeha County - Tracing your ancestors in Sturgis:  If your genealogical and family history research has taken you to
               Sturgis, Mississippi (and the area of Oktibbeha, Winston and Choctaw counties), you are in the right place!


  • Pearl River County, Mississippi —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 30, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Hancock and Marion Counties, 1872.
    Established:  22-Feb-1890
    County Seat:  Poplarville, Mississippi

    County history - Pearl River County derives it's name from the Pearl River, a river in the U.S. states of Mississippi and Louisiana, which forms its western boundary and separates it from Louisiana. The river forms in Winston County, Mississippi from the confluence of Nanawaya and Tallahaga Creeks.

    Pearl River Courthouse
    GHLL Pearl River 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 - Pearl River County, MS Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Pearl River County Historical Society [Facebook] / Picayune, MS)
    6. US/MSGenWeb site - Pearl River County Archives
    7. US/MSGenWeb - Pearl River County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Pearl River Chancery Clerk, 200 S Main Street, Poplarville, MS 39470.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Lamar County (north), Forrest County (northeast), Stone County (east), Hancock
             County (south), St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana (southwest), Washington Parish,
             Louisiana (west), Marion County (northwest).

        Trails to the Past - A Proud Part of Trails to the Past and Mississippi Trails to the Past

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  • Perry County, Mississippi —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 5, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Greene County.
    Established:  03-Feb-1820
    County Seat:  New Augusta, Mississippi

    County history - Perry County is named in honor of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry (August 23, 1785  August 23, 1819) was born in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, the son of Captain Christopher Raymond Perry and Sarah Wallace Alexander. Perry is descended from Scotland's national hero, William Wallace.

    Perry Courthouse
    1. Perry County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Perry County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Perry County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Perry County - US/MSGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Perry County - US/MSGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Perry County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Perry County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Perry County Vital Records - Perry County Chancery Clerk, Main Street, New Augusta, MS 39462-0198.


  • Pontotoc County, Mississippi —
    Information Updated for:  May 12, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Monroe County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1836
    County Seat:  Pontotoc, Mississippi

    County history - Pontotoc County is named in honor of Chief Pontotoc (unconfirmed). Pontotoc is a Chickasaw word meaning "land of hanging grapes".

    Pontotoc Courthouse
    1. Pontotoc County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Pontotoc County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Pontotoc County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Pontotoc County Historical Society
          P.O. Box 141
          Pontotoc, MS 38863

    4. Pontotoc County - US/MSGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Pontotoc County - US/MSGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Pontotoc County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Pontotoc County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Pontotoc County Vital Records - Pontotoc Chancery Clerk, 11 E. Washington Street, Pontotoc, MS 38863-0209.


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