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When was Smith County, MS Created?
Smith County was established on December 23, 1833 from Covington County, Jones County and Rankin County. Currently the county was named in honor of David Smith, Revolutionary War major .
What counties are adjacent to Smith County, MS?
Bordering Counties are Scott County (north), Jasper County (east), Jones County (southeast), Covington County (south), Simpson County (west) and Rankin County (northwest).
What cities and towns are in Smith County, MS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Mize, Raleigh, Taylorsville, Polkville, Sylvarena.
Where can find Smith County, MS Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Smith 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.
Smith 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 Smith County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Mississippi Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate Application to mail.
What Smith County, MS census records are available?
Smith 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.
Smith Co. Slave Schedules is available for 1850 & 1860. Smith Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Smith Co. Industry and Agriculture is available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Smith Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. You will discover free down loadable and printable census forms to aid with your research.
What genealogical records can I find in the Smith County Courthouse?
The below specifics denotes whatever birth, death, marriage, property, probate, and legal records are typically in Smith County. The dates suggested listed below are the first widely known documents with this county. There has been four courthouses in Raleigh due to fires. After the first courthouse burned, the Old Floyd Hotel was put to use as a courthouse, only to see the same thing happen to it in 1892. This resulted in the loss of all of the records for Smith County. A new building was erected and again was destroyed by fire in 1912, destroying practically all of the records. The present courthouse was built in 1912.
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Smith County, MS?
A list of Smith County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives.
Where can I connect with other Smith County, MS Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Smith County, MS?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Smith 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.