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Montgomery County, Mississippi Facts

Montgomery County

When was Montgomery County, MS Created?
Montgomery County was established on May 13, 1871 from Carroll County and Choctaw County. Currently the county was named in honor of Richard Montgomery, Revolutionary War general .

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

What counties are adjacent to Montgomery County, MS?
Bordering Counties are Grenada County (north), Webster County (northeast), Choctaw County (east), Attala County (south) and Carroll County (west).

What cities and towns are in Montgomery County, MS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Winona, Duck Hill, Kilmichael.

Montgomery County, MS Vital Records

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

Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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.

Montgomery County, MS Census Records

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

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

Montgomery County, MS Courthouse and Government Records

Montgomery County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Montgomery County Courthouse?
The following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Montgomery county. The dates indicated below are the first known records for each county. Record loss, 1903.

  • Montgomery County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 614 Summit St, Winona, MS 38967
  • Montgomery 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: 662-283-2333
    • Land Records: 1871
    • Probate Records: 1872
    • Divorce Records: see Clerk
  • Montgomery 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: 662-283-4161
    • Marriage Records: 1891 
    • Court Records: 1872
  • Montgomery County Tax Assessor / Collector maintain original tax records, both real and personal.

Montgomery County, MS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Montgomery Co. MS Books, Newspapers & Publications

Montgomery Co. MS Cemetery & Church Records

Montgomery Co. MS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Montgomery Co. MS General and History Websites

Montgomery Co. MS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Montgomery Co. MS Military Records

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