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Scott County, Mississippi Facts

Scott County

When was Scott County, MS Created?
Scott County was established on December 23, 1833 from Covington County, Jones County and Rankin County. Currently the county was named in honor of Abram M. Scott, Governor of Mississippi .

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

What counties are adjacent to Scott County, MS?
Bordering Counties are Leake County (north), Newton County (east), Smith County (south), Rankin County (west) and Madison County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Scott County, MS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Forest, Morton, Lake, Sebastopol .

Scott County, MS Vital Records

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

Scott 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 Scott 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.

Scott County, MS Census Records

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

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

Scott County, MS Courthouse and Government Records

Scott County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Scott County Courthouse?
The following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Scott county. The dates indicated below are the first known records for each county. On November 8, 1865, Some records were destroyed.

  • Scott County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 100 E Main St, Forest, MS 39074
  • Scott 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: 601-469-1922
    • Land Records: 1835
    • Probate Records: 1835
    • Divorce Records: see Clerk
  • Scott 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: 601-469-3601
    • Marriage Records: 1872 
    • Court Records: 1867?
  • Scott County Tax Assessor / Collector maintain original tax records, both real and personal.

Scott County, MS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Scott Co. MS Books, Newspapers & Publications

Scott Co. MS Cemetery & Church Records

Scott Co. MS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Scott Co. MS General and History Websites

Scott Co. MS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Scott Co. MS Military Records

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