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Oktibbeha County, Mississippi Facts

Oktibbeha County

When was Oktibbeha County, MS Created?
Oktibbeha County was established on December 23, 1833 from Lowndes County. Currently the county was named for the Native American word for "bloody water" .

What is the County Seat of Oktibbeha County, MS?
The County Seat is located in Starkville additionally, the county government website is www.oktibbehacountyms.org/

What counties are adjacent to Oktibbeha County, MS?
Bordering Counties are Noxubee County (southeast), Winston County (south), Choctaw County (west), Webster County (northwest), Clay County (north) and Lowndes County (east).

What cities and towns are in Oktibbeha County, MS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Starkville, Maben, Sturgis.


Oktibbeha County, MS Vital Records

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

Oktibbeha 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 Oktibbeha 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.


Oktibbeha County, MS Census Records

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

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


Oktibbeha County, MS Courthouse and Government Records


Oktibbeha County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Oktibbeha County Courthouse?
The following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Oktibbeha county. The dates indicated below are the first known records for each county. On April 25, 1875, fire swept through downtown Starkville destroying 52 buildings. Record loss, 1880.

  • Oktibbeha County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 101 East Main Street, Starkville, MS 39759
  • Oktibbeha 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: 662.323.5834
    • Land Records: 1834
    • Probate Records: 1845
    • Divorce Records: see Clerk
  • Oktibbeha 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.
    • Address: Courthouse Annex , 108 W. Main, Starkville, MS 39759
    • Phone: 662.323.1356
    • Marriage Records: 1861 
    • Court Records: 1836
  • Oktibbeha County Tax Assessor / Collector maintain original tax records, both real and personal.

Oktibbeha County, MS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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