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Newton County, Mississippi Facts

Newton County

When was Newton County, MS Created?
Newton County was established on February 25 1836 from Neshoba County. Currently the county was named in honor of Isaac Newton, English scientist .

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

What counties are adjacent to Newton County, MS?
Bordering Counties are Neshoba County (north), Lauderdale County (east), Jasper County (south) and Scott County (west).

What cities and towns are in Newton County, MS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Newton, Chunky, Decatur, Hickory.

Newton County, MS Vital Records

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

Newton 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 Newton 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.

Newton County, MS Census Records

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

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

Newton County, MS Courthouse and Government Records

Newton County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Newton County Courthouse?
The below specifics denotes whatever birth, death, marriage, property, probate, and legal records are typically in Newton County. The dates suggested listed below are the first widely known documents with this county. The County Courthouse was detroyed by fire in 1877 and in 1910, Most records were destroyed in 1877

  • Newton County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 317 W Market St, Greenwood, MS 38930
  • Newton 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: 601-635-2367
    • Land Records: 1876
    • Probate Records: 1876
    • Divorce Records: see Clerk
  • Newton 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.
    • 601-635-2368
    • Marriage Records: 1872 
    • Court Records: 1876
  • Newton County Tax Assessor / Collector maintain original tax records, both real and personal.

Newton County, MS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Newton Co. MS Books, Newspapers & Publications

Newton Co. MS Cemetery & Church Records

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Newton Co. MS Military Records

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