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Tishomingo County, Mississippi Facts

Tishomingo County

When was Tishomingo County, MS Created?
Tishomingo County was established on February 9, 1836 from Monroe County. The county was named in honor of Chief Tishomingo, Chickasaw leader.

The County Seat is located in Iuka and the county government website is www.tishomingo.org/

Areas adjacent to Tishomingo County are Hardin County , Tennessee (north), Lauderdale County, Alabama (northeast), Colbert County, Alabama (east), Franklin County, Alabama (southeast), Itawamba County (south), Prentiss County (southwest) and Alcorn County (northwest).

Cities and towns located in the county include Iuka, Belmont, Burnsville, Golden, Tishomingo, Paden.


Tishomingo County, MS Vital Records

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

Tishomingo 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 Tishomingo 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.


Tishomingo County, MS Census Records

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

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


Tishomingo County, MS Courthouse and Government Records


Tishomingo County Courthouse

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


Old Tishomingo County Courthouse
  • Tishomingo County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 1008 Battleground Dr, Iuka, MS 38852
  • Tishomingo 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: 662-423-7010
    • Land Records: 1836
    • Probate Records: 1836
    • Divorce Records: see Clerk
  • Tishomingo 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: 662-423-7026
    • Marriage Records: 1842 
    • Court Records: 1836
  • Tishomingo County Tax Assessor / Collector maintain original tax records, both real and personal.

Tishomingo County, MS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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