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Lee County, Mississippi Facts

Lee County

When was Lee County, MS Created?
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 .

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

What counties are adjacent to Lee County, MS?
Bordering Counties are Prentiss County (north), Itawamba County (east), Monroe County (southeast), Chickasaw County (southwest), Pontotoc County (west) and Union County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Lee County, MS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Baldwyn , Tupelo, Verona, Guntown, Nettleton, Plantersville, Saltillo, Shannon.


Lee County, MS Vital Records

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

Certified marriages may also be obtained from the Circuit Clerk Court. Certified divorce decrees may also be obtained from the Chancery Clerk Court.

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.

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, MS Census Records

What Lee County, MS census records are available?
Lee County census records 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, MS Courthouse and Government Records


Lee County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Lee County Courthouse?
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

  • 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, MS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Lee County, MS?
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.

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Lee Co. MS Cemetery & Church Records

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Lee Co. MS Military Records

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