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Greene County, Mississippi Facts

Greene County

When was Greene County, MS Created?
Greene County was established on December 9, 1811 from Wayne County. Currently the county was named in honor of Nathanael Greene, Revolutionary War general .

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

What counties are adjacent to Greene County, MS?
Bordering Counties are Wayne County (north), Washington County, Alabama (northeast), Mobile County, Alabama (southeast), George County (south) and Perry County (west).

What cities and towns are in Greene County, MS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Leakesville, McLain, State Line.

Greene County, MS Vital Records

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

Greene 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 Greene 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.

Greene County, MS Census Records

What Greene County, MS census records are available?
Greene County census records consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in finding out about your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Greene County, MS Courthouse and Government Records

Greene County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Greene County Courthouse?
The following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Greene county. The dates indicated below are the first known records for each county. The first Court House was a little log building, which was destroyed by fire in 1875, all records were destroyed.

  • Greene County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 407 Greene Ave, Leaksville, MS 39451
  • Greene 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: 601-394-2377
    • Land Records: 1876
    • Probate Records: 1842
    • Divorce Records: see Clerk
  • Greene 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: 601-394-2379
    • Marriage Records: 1874
    • Court Records: 1898
  • Greene County Tax Assessor / Collector maintain original tax records, both real and personal.

Greene County, MS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Greene Co. MS Books, Newspapers & Publications

Greene Co. MS Cemetery & Church Records

Greene Co. MS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Greene Co. MS General and History Websites

Greene Co. MS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Greene Co. MS Military Records

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