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Prentiss County

When was Prentiss County, MS Created?
Prentiss County was established on April 15, 1870 from Itawamba County and Tishomingo County. Currently the county was named in honor of Seargent Smith Prentiss, U.S. Representative from Mississippi .

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

What counties are adjacent to Prentiss County, MS?
Bordering Counties are Alcorn County (north), Tishomingo County (east), Itawamba County (southeast), Lee County (southwest), Union County (west) and Tippah County (nothwest).

What cities and towns are in Prentiss County, MS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Baldwyn, Booneville, Jumpertown, Marietta.


Prentiss County, MS Vital Records

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

Prentiss 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 Prentiss 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.


Prentiss County, MS Census Records

What Prentiss County, MS census records are available?
Prentiss County census records consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in finding out about your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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


Prentiss County, MS Courthouse and Government Records


Prentiss County Courthouse

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

  • Prentiss County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 100 N Main St, Booneville, MS 38829
  • Prentiss 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: 662-728-8151
    • Land Records: 1836 (Earlier deeds from parent county. Record loss, 1912)
    • Probate Records:
    • Divorce Records: see Clerk
  • Prentiss 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: 662-728-4611
    • Marriage Records:
    • Court Records: 1872
  • Prentiss County Tax Assessor / Collector maintain original tax records, both real and personal.

Prentiss County, MS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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