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Lamar County, Mississippi Facts

Lamar County

When was Lamar County, MS Created?
Lamar County was established on March 13, 1904 from Marion County and Pearl River County. Currently the county was named in honor of Lucius Q. C. Lamar, U.S. Senator from Mississippi and U.S. Secretary of Interior.

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

What counties are adjacent to Lamar County, MS?
Bordering Counties are Covington County (north), Forrest County (east), Pearl River County (south), Marion County (west) and Jefferson Davis County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Lamar County, MS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Hattiesburg , Lumberton, Purvis, Sumrall.

Lamar County, MS Vital Records

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

Lamar 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 Lamar 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.

Lamar County, MS Census Records

What Lamar County, MS census records are available?
Lamar County census records consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in finding out about your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940. You will discover free down loadable and printable census forms to aid with your research.

Lamar County, MS Courthouse and Government Records

Lamar County Courthouse

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

  • Lamar County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 403 Main St, Purvis, MS 39475
  • Lamar 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) 794-3448
    • Land Records: 1836 (Includes former Marion County records. Record loss, 1934)
    • Probate Records: 1901
    • Divorce Records: see Clerk
  • Lamar 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) 794-3470
    • Marriage Records: 1903 
    • Court Records: ?
  • Lamar County Tax Assessor / Collector maintain original tax records, both real and personal.

Lamar County, MS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Lamar Co. MS Books, Newspapers & Publications

Lamar Co. MS Cemetery & Church Records

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Lamar Co. MS Military Records

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