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Carroll County, Mississippi Facts

Carroll County

When was Carroll County, MS Created?
Carroll County was established on December 23, 1833 from Lowndes County, Monroe County, Washington County and Yazoo  County (In 1870, large portions were used to form Leflore County, Grenada County, and Montgomery County). Currently the county was named in honor of Charles Carroll, last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence.

What is the County Seat of Carroll County, MS?
The County Seat is located in Carrollton additionally, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Carroll County, MS?
Bordering Counties are Grenada County (north), Montgomery County (east), Attala County (southeast), Holmes County (south) and Leflore County (west).

What cities and towns are in Carroll County, MS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Carrollton, North Carrollton, Vaiden.

Carroll County, MS Vital Records

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

Carroll 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 Carroll 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.

Carroll County, MS Census Records

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

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

Carroll County, MS Courthouse and Government Records

Carroll County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Carroll County Courthouse?
The below specifics denotes whatever birth, death, marriage, property, probate, and legal records are typically in Carroll County. The dates suggested listed below are the first widely known documents with this county.

  • Carroll County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 600 Lexington Street, Carrolton, MS 38917
  • Carroll 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: 662-237-9274
    • Land Records: 1834
    • Probate Records: 1834
    • Divorce Records: see Clerk
  • Carroll 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: 662-237-9274
    • Marriage Records: 1834 
    • Court Records: 1834
  • Carroll County Tax Assessor / Collector maintain original tax records, both real and personal.

Carroll County, MS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Carroll County, MS?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Carroll 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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Carroll Co. MS Cemetery & Church Records

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Carroll Co. MS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Carroll Co. MS Military Records

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