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Tippah County, Mississippi

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Tippah County

Tippah County was established on February 9, 1836 from Monroe County. Currently the county was named for the Native American word for "cut off" .

The Tippah County Seat can be found in Ripley additionally, the county government website is

Regions neighboring Tippah County include Hardeman County , Tennessee (north), Alcorn County (east), Prentiss County (southeast), Union County (south) and Benton County (west).

Cities and towns found in Tippah County consist of Ripley, Blue Mountain, Dumas, Falkner, Walnut.

Tippah 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.

You can search online for Tippah 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.

Tippah County 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.

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

Tippah County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Tippah County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Tippah County Courthouse and Government Records

Tippah County Courthouse

Genealogist frequently forget about the benefits of Tippah County court, probate, and land files as a source of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Mississippi courthouses and archives everywhere are often the hopes and dreams and frustrations of the many Mississippi people.

The odds are very good that your ancestors have left a comprehensive document of at least some factors of their lives in the Tippah County court records. Even if your ancestors and forefathers is not mentioned in a Court case, give some thought to all of the other methods that could have lead to him or her showing up in court records.

The following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Tippah county. The dates indicated below are the first known records for each county. Record loss, 1863.

  • Tippah County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 205 W Spring St, Ripley, MS 38663
  • Tippah 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: 662-837-7374
    • Land Records: 1836
    • Probate Records: 1855
    • Divorce Records: see Clerk
  • Tippah 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: 662-837-7370
    • Marriage Records: 1858 
    • Court Records: 1849
  • Tippah County Tax Assessor / Collector maintain original tax records, both real and personal.
  • Tippah 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.

Tippah County Links

The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Tippah 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. Feel free to submit your own most liked Tippah County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Tippah Co. MS Books, Newspapers & Publications

Tippah Co. MS Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Tippah Co. MS Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Tippah Co. MS Census Records

Tippah Co. MS Cemeteries & Graveyards

Tippah Co. MS Church & Bible Records

Tippah Co. MS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Tippah Co. MS General and History Websites

Tippah Co. MS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Tippah Co. MS Military Records

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