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Madison County, Mississippi Facts

Madison County

When was Madison County, MS Created?
Madison County was established on January 29, 1828 from Yazoo County. Currently the county was named in honor of James Madison, fourth U.S. President .

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

What counties are adjacent to Madison County, MS?
Bordering Counties are Attala County, Leake County, Scott County, Rankin County, Hinds County and Yazoo County.

What cities and towns are in Madison County, MS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Canton, Madison, Ridgeland, Flora.

Madison County, MS Vital Records

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

Madison 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 Madison 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.

Madison County, MS Census Records

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

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

Madison County, MS Courthouse and Government Records

Madison County Courthouse

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

  • Madison County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 128 W North St, Canton, MS 39046
  • Madison 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
    • Address: 146 West Center Street, Canton, MS 39046
    • Phone: (601) 859-1177
    • Land Records: 1828
    • Probate Records: 1828
    • Divorce Records: see Clerk
  • Madison 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) 859-4365
    • Marriage Records: 1830 
    • Court Records: 1828
  • Madison County Tax Assessor / Collector maintain original tax records, both real and personal.

Madison County, MS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Madison Co. MS Books, Newspapers & Publications

Madison Co. MS Cemetery & Church Records

Madison Co. MS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Madison Co. MS General and History Websites

Madison Co. MS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Madison Co. MS Military Records

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