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Hinds County, Mississippi Facts

Hinds County

When was Hinds County, MS Created?
Hinds County was established on February 12, 1821 from Un-Organized Land (Choctaw Cession of 1820). Currently the county was named in honor of Thomas HindsWar of 1812 general .

What is the County Seat of Hinds County, MS?
The County Seat is located in Jackson and Raymond additionally, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Hinds County, MS?
Bordering Counties are Madison County (northeast), Rankin County (east), Copiah County (south), Claiborne County (southwest), Warren County (west) and Yazoo County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Hinds County, MS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Clinton, Jackson , Raymond, Byram, Bolton, Edwards, Learned, Terry, Utica.

Hinds County, MS Vital Records

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

Hinds 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 Hinds 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.

Hinds County, MS Census Records

What Hinds County, MS census records are available?
Hinds County census records 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.

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

Hinds County, MS Courthouse and Government Records

Hinds County Courthouse

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

  • Hinds County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 407 E Pascagoula St, Jackson, MS 39201
    • Raymond Courthouse has records from 1821, land grant, will, deed, marriage, and on and on. It dates from 1821.
    • Jackson Courthouse was built in 1930 and it only has limited information that is of early historical significance for Hinds County. Jackson is now called the 1st judicial district, and Raymond is now called the 2nd judicial district. Marriages at Raymond actually date from 1815, even though Hinds County was not formed until 1821 after the Choctaw Sessionof 1820.
  • Hinds 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: 601.968.6508
    • Land Records: Raymond 1821/ Jackson 1930
    • Probate Records: Raymond 1823/ Jackson 1930
    • Divorce Records: see Clerk
  • Hinds 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) 968-6628
    • Marriage Records: Raymond 1815/ Jackson 1930 
    • Court Records: Raymond 1821/ Jackson 1930 Court records index and partial records begin in 1854 with fragments earlier.
  • Hinds County Tax Assessor / Collector maintain original tax records, both real and personal.

Hinds County, MS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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