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Jasper County, Mississippi Facts

Jasper County

When was Jasper County, MS Created?
Jasper County was established on December 13, 1833 from Jones County and Wayne County. Currently the county was named in honor of William Jasper, Revolutionary War sergeant .

What is the County Seat of Jasper County, MS?
The County Seat is located in Bay Springs additionally, the county government website is www.co.jasper.ms.us/

What counties are adjacent to Jasper County, MS?
Bordering Counties are Newton County (north), Clarke County (east), Wayne County (southeast), Jones County (south) and Smith County (west).

What cities and towns are in Jasper County, MS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Bay Springs, Heidelberg, Louin, Montrose.


Jasper County, MS Vital Records

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

Jasper 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 Jasper 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.


Jasper County, MS Census Records

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

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


Jasper County, MS Courthouse and Government Records


Jasper County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Jasper County Courthouse?
The following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Jasper county. The dates indicated below are the first known records for each county. The Courthouse had a Record loss in 1932

  • Jasper County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 27 8th Ave W, Bay Springs, MS 39422
  • Jasper 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)764-3368
    • Land Records: 1904
    • Probate Records:1904
    • Divorce Records: see Clerk
  • Jasper 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)764-2245
    • Marriage Records: 1906 
    • Court Records: ?
  • Jasper County Tax Assessor / Collector maintain original tax records, both real and personal.

Jasper County, MS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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