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Attala County, Mississippi

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Attala County

Attala County was established on December 23, 1833 from Madison County (Choctaw Cession of 1830). Currently the county was named for a fictional Native American heroine from an early 19th-century novel by François-René de Chateaubriand.

The Attala County Seat can be found in Kosciusko additionally, the county government website is

Regions neighboring Attala County include Montgomery County (north), Choctaw County (northeast), Winston County (east), Leake County (south), Madison County (southwest), Holmes County (west) and Carroll County (northwest) .

Cities and towns found in Attala County consist of Kosciusko, Ethel, McCool, Sallis.

Attala 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.

You can search online for Attala 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.

Attala County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in finding out about your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Attala Co. Slave Schedules is available for 1850 & 1860. Attala Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Attala Co. Industry and Agriculture is available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Attala Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. You will discover free down loadable and printable census forms to aid with your research.

Attala County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Attala County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Attala County Courthouse and Government Records

Attala County Courthouse

Genealogist frequently forget about the benefits of Attala County court, probate, and land files as a source of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Mississippi courthouses and archives everywhere are often the hopes and dreams and frustrations of the many Mississippi people.

The odds are very good that your ancestors have left a comprehensive document of at least some factors of their lives in the Attala County court records. Even if your ancestors and forefathers is not mentioned in a Court case, give some thought to all of the other methods that could have lead to him or her showing up in court records.

The below specifics denotes whatever birth, death, marriage, property, probate, and legal records are typically in Attala County. The dates suggested listed below are the first widely known documents with this county. The Attala County Court House has burned on three separate occasions. The first fire on 28 July 1858 was the most devastating as all records were destroyed. For this reason, no records exist prior to August 1858. The second fire was in July 1860 and although the records on hand were somewhat meager, none were lost. The third fire occured on 26 July 1896 and some records were lost including the county marriage records.

  • Attala County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 230 W. Washington Street, Kosciusko, MS 39090
  • Attala 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: 662-289-2921
    • Land Records: 1858
    • Probate Records: 1858
    • Divorce Records: see Clerk
  • Attala 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: 662-289-1471
    • Marriage Records: 1892
    • Court Records: 1858
  • Attala County Tax Assessor / Collector maintain original tax records, both real and personal.
  • Attala 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.

Attala County Links

The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Attala 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. Feel free to submit your own most liked Attala County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Attala Co. MS Books, Newspapers & Publications

Attala Co. MS Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Attala Co. MS Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Attala Co. MS Census Records

Attala Co. MS Cemeteries & Graveyards

Attala Co. MS Church & Bible Records

Attala Co. MS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Attala Co. MS General and History Websites

Attala Co. MS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Attala Co. MS Military Records

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