Lee County, Mississippi

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Lee County

Lee County was established on December 10, 1866 from Pontotoc County and Itawamba County. Currently the county was named in honor of Robert E. Lee, commanding Confederate general .

The Lee County Seat can be found in Tupelo additionally, the county government website is unknown

Regions neighboring Lee County include Prentiss County (north), Itawamba County (east), Monroe County (southeast), Chickasaw County (southwest), Pontotoc County (west) and Union County (northwest).

Cities and towns found in Lee County consist of Baldwyn , Tupelo, Verona, Guntown, Nettleton, Plantersville, Saltillo, Shannon.

Lee 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 Lee 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.

Lee County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in finding out about your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Lee County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Lee County Courthouse and Government Records


Lee County Courthouse

Genealogist frequently forget about the benefits of Lee 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 Lee 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 following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Lee county. The dates indicated below are the first known records for each county. The Courthouse was destroyed by fire in 1873 and 1904

Please speak to the clerk's office to determine hours, mailing address, fees and other facts prior to visiting or asking for information because of sometimes changing contact information. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The data files are available to interested parties, barring private issues. Most employees will assist people in locating the materials, but it is up to the particular person to undertake the researching.
  • Lee County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: ?200 W Jefferson St, Tupelo, MS 38804
  • Lee 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: 662-841-9100
    • Land Records: 1867
    • Probate Records: 1867
    • Divorce Records: see Clerk
  • Lee 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: 662-841-9024
    • Marriage Records: 1867
    • Court Records: 1867
  • Lee County Tax Assessor / Collector maintain original tax records, both real and personal.
  • Lee 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.

Lee County Links

The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Lee 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 Lee County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

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Lee Co. MS Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Lee Co. MS Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Lee Co. MS Census Records

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Lee Co. MS Church & Bible Records

Lee Co. MS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

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Lee Co. MS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

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