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Sunflower County, Mississippi Facts

Sunflower County

When was Sunflower County, MS Created?
Sunflower County was established on February 15, 1844 from Bolivar County. Currently the county was named for the Sunflower River.

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

What counties are adjacent to Sunflower County, MS?
Bordering Counties are Coahoma County (north), Tallahatchie County (northeast), Leflore County (east), Humphreys County (south), Washington County (southwest) and, Bolivar County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Sunflower County, MS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Indianola, Drew, Moorhead, Ruleville, Shaw, Doddsville, Inverness, Sunflower.


Sunflower County, MS Vital Records

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

Sunflower 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 Sunflower 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.


Sunflower County, MS Census Records

What Sunflower County, MS census records are available?
Sunflower County census records consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in finding out about your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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


Sunflower County, MS Courthouse and Government Records


Sunflower County Courthouse

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

  • Sunflower County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 119 N Chester Ave, Ruleville, MS 38771
  • Sunflower 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: 662-887-4703
    • Land Records: 1817 (Record loss, 1870)
    • Probate Records: 1884
    • Divorce Records: see Clerk
  • Sunflower 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: 662-887-1252
    • Marriage Records: 1871 
    • Court Records: 1844
  • Sunflower County Tax Assessor / Collector maintain original tax records, both real and personal.

Sunflower County, MS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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