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Calhoun County, Mississippi Facts

Calhoun County

When was Calhoun County, MS Created?
Calhoun County was established on March 8, 1852 from LaFayette County, Yalobusha County and Chickasaw County. Currently the county was named in honor of John C. Calhoun, U.S. Senator from South Carolina and prominent supporter of states' rights .

What is the County Seat of Calhoun County, MS?
The County Seat is located in Pittsboro additionally, the county government website is unknown

What counties are adjacent to Calhoun County, MS?
Bordering Counties are LaFayette County (north), Pontotoc County (northeast), Chickasaw County (east), Webster County (south), Grenada County (southwest) and Yalobusha County (west).

What cities and towns are in Calhoun County, MS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Bruce, Calhoun City, Derma, Vardaman, Big Creek, Pittsboro, Slate Springs.

Calhoun County, MS Vital Records

Where can find Calhoun County, MS Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Calhoun 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.

Calhoun 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 Calhoun 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.

Calhoun County, MS Census Records

What Calhoun County, MS census records are available?
Calhoun County census records consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in finding out about your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Calhoun County, MS Courthouse and Government Records

Calhoun County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Calhoun County Courthouse?
The following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Calhoun county. The dates indicated below are the first known records for each county. The County court house was destroyed by fire on December 22, 1922 all recoreds were destroyed. Five books of land abstracts were saved out of the fire from the chancery clerk's office. These books were begun in 1852 when the county was create. They have valuable genealogical and historical information. They are housed in the chancery clerk's office in Pittsboro, along with transcribed copies.

  • Calhoun County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 103 E Main St, Pittsboro, MS 38951
  • Calhoun 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: 662-412-3117
    • Land Records: 1852
    • Probate Records: 1922
    • Divorce Records: see Clerk
  • Calhoun 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: 662-412-3101
    • Marriage Records: 1922 
    • Court Records: 1922
  • Calhoun County Tax Assessor / Collector maintain original tax records, both real and personal.

Calhoun County, MS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Calhoun County, MS?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Calhoun 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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