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Carroll County, Mississippi

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Carroll County

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.

The Carroll County Seat can be found in Carrollton additionally, the county government website is

Regions neighboring Carroll County include Grenada County (north), Montgomery County (east), Attala County (southeast), Holmes County (south) and Leflore County (west).

Cities and towns found in Carroll County consist of Carrollton, North Carrollton, Vaiden.

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.

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 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 Societies and Family History Resources

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

Carroll County Courthouse and Government Records

Carroll County Courthouse

Genealogist frequently forget about the benefits of Carroll 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 Carroll 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 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 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.

Carroll County Links

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. Feel free to submit your own most liked Carroll County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Carroll Co. MS Books, Newspapers & Publications

Carroll Co. MS Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Carroll Co. MS Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Carroll Co. MS Census Records

Carroll Co. MS Cemeteries & Graveyards

Carroll Co. MS Church & Bible Records

Carroll Co. MS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Carroll Co. MS General and History Websites

Carroll Co. MS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Carroll Co. MS Military Records

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