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Alcorn County, Mississippi Facts

Alcorn County

When was Alcorn County, MS Created?
Alcorn County was established on April 15, 1870 from Tippiah County and Tishomingo County. Currently the county was named in honor of James L. Alcorn, Reconstruction-era U.S. Senator from Mississippi .

What is the County Seat of Alcorn County, MS?
The County Seat is located in Corinth additionally, the county government website is www.alcorncounty.org

What counties are adjacent to Alcorn County, MS?
Bordering Counties are McNairy County , Tennessee (north), Hardin County , Tennessee (northeast), Tishomingo County (east), Prentiss County (south), Tippah County (west) and Hardeman County , Tennessee (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Alcorn County, MS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Corinth, Farmington, Glen, Rienzi, Kossuth.


Alcorn County, MS Vital Records

Where can find Alcorn County, MS Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Alcorn County vital records can be found at the Mississippi Department of Health which has copies of birth and death records after 1912, Marriage and a Divorce records since 1926. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Mississippi for current fees and application process.

Certified marriages may also be obtained from the Circuit Clerk Court. Certified divorce decrees may also be obtained from the Chancery Clerk Court.

Alcorn County Health Department has birth and death records from November 1, 1912. You may go to any county health department in the State of Mississippi to obtain a certificates can be issued while you wait.

You can search online for Alcorn County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Mississippi Birth CertificateMarriage CertificateDeath Certificate Application to mail.


Alcorn County, MS Census Records

What Alcorn County, MS census records are available?
Alcorn County census records consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in finding out about your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Alcorn Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1870 and 1880. Alcorn Co. Industry and Agriculture is available for 1870 and 1880. Alcorn Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. You will discover free down loadable and printable census forms to aid with your research.


Alcorn County, MS Courthouse and Government Records


Alcorn County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Alcorn County Courthouse?
The following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Alcorn county. The dates indicated below are the first known records for each county. Record loss, 1917.

  • Alcorn County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 600 Waldron St., Corinth, Ms. 38834
  • Alcorn County Chancery Court Clerk record all documents (warranty deeds, deed of trusts, military discharges, etc) to be in Public Land Records and create and maintain indexes for the documents filed in the land records, such as sectional indexes, direct/reverse indexes, etc. Maintain the Court dockets and file all records of the Court. Record and preserve court minute books. Submit divorce and other statistics to the Mississippi Department of Vital Records
    • Phone: 662-286-7700
    • Land Records:
    • Probate Records:
    • Divorce Records: see Clerk
  • Alcorn County Clerk of Circuit Court include Receiving and fileing all law suits, indictments, motions and other related papers in all Civil and Criminal Cases filed in the Circuit or County Courts. Keeps a record of all Judgments and Executions, Issues marriage licenses and keeps records of marriages.
    • Phone: 662-286-7740
    • Marriage Records: 1871 
    • Court Records: 1881
  • Alcorn County Tax Assessor / Collector maintain original tax records, both real and personal.

Alcorn County, MS Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Alcorn County, MS?
A list of Alcorn County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives.

Where can I connect with other Alcorn County, MS Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Alcorn County, MS?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Alcorn County. Many of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a fee. This is basically a list that has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.

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