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Tippah County, Mississippi Facts

Tippah County

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

What is the County Seat of Tippah County, MS?
The County Seat is located in Ripley additionally, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Tippah County, MS?
Bordering Counties are Hardeman County , Tennessee (north), Alcorn County (east), Prentiss County (southeast), Union County (south) and Benton County (west).

What cities and towns are in Tippah County, MS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Ripley, Blue Mountain, Dumas, Falkner, Walnut.

Tippah County, MS Vital Records

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

Certified marriages may also be obtained from the Circuit Clerk Court. Certified divorce decrees may also be obtained from the Chancery Clerk Court.

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.

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, MS Census Records

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

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, MS Courthouse and Government Records

Tippah County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Tippah County Courthouse?
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, MS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Tippah County, MS?
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.

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Tippah Co. MS Cemetery & Church Records

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Tippah Co. MS Military Records

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