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Neshoba County, Mississippi

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Neshoba County

Neshoba County was established on December 23, 1833 from Jones County, Madison County, Rankin County and Wayne County . Currently the county was namedfor the Native American word for "gray wolf".

The Neshoba County Seat can be found in Philadelphia additionally, the county government website is

Regions neighboring Neshoba County include Winston County (north), Kemper County (east), Newton County (south) and Leake County (west).

Cities and towns found in Neshoba County consist of Philadelphia, Union.

Neshoba 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 Neshoba 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.

Neshoba County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in finding out about your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Neshoba County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Neshoba County Courthouse and Government Records

Neshoba County Courthouse

Genealogist frequently forget about the benefits of Neshoba 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 Neshoba 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 Neshoba county. The dates indicated below are the first known records for each county. A fire in December 1887 destroyed some county records.

  • Neshoba County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 401 E. Beacon St., Philadelphia, Mississippi 39350
  • Neshoba 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: 601-656-3581
    • Land Records: 1835
    • Probate Records: 1837
    • Divorce Records: see Clerk
  • Neshoba 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: 601-656-4781
    • Marriage Records: 1877 
    • Court Records: 1859
  • Neshoba County Tax Assessor / Collector maintain original tax records, both real and personal.
  • Neshoba 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.

Neshoba County Links

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

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