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Wilkinson County, Mississippi Facts

Wilkinson County

When was Wilkinson County, MS Created?
Wilkinson County was established on January 30, 1802 from Adams County. Currently the county was named in honor of James Wilkinson, Revolutionary War general .

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

What counties are adjacent to Wilkinson County, MS?
Bordering Counties are Adams County (north), Franklin County (northeast), Amite County (east), East Feliciana Parish , Louisiana (southeast), West Feliciana Parish , Louisiana (south) and Concordia Parish , Louisiana (west).

What cities and towns are in Wilkinson County, MS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Centreville, Crosby, Woodville.

Wilkinson County, MS Vital Records

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

Wilkinson 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 Wilkinson 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.

Wilkinson County, MS Census Records

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

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

Wilkinson County, MS Courthouse and Government Records

Wilkinson County Courthouse

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

  • Wilkinson County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 1389 U.S. 61, Woodville, MS 39669
  • Wilkinson 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: 601-888-4381
    • Land Records: 1803
    • Probate Records: 1808
    • Divorce Records: see Clerk
  • Wilkinson 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: 601-888-6697
    • Marriage Records: 1804 
    • Court Records: 1822
  • Wilkinson County Tax Assessor / Collector maintain original tax records, both real and personal.

Wilkinson County, MS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Wilkinson Co. MS Books, Newspapers & Publications

Wilkinson Co. MS Cemetery & Church Records

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Wilkinson Co. MS Military Records

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