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Benton County, Mississippi
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Benton County, Mississippi Facts

When was Benton County, MS Created?
Benton County was established on July 15, 1870 from Marshall County and Tippah County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Benton County, MS?
Bordering Counties are Hardeman County , Tennessee, Tippah CountyUnion CountyMarshall CountyFayette County , Tennessee.

Benton County, MS Vital Records

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

Benton 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 Benton 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.

Benton County, MS Census Records

What Benton County, MS census records are available?
Benton County census records consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in finding out about your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 8701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Benton County, MS Courthouse and Government Records

Benton County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Benton County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Benton County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Mississippi courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Mississippi residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Benton County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Mississippi Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Benton County, MS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Benton Co. MS Books, Newspapers & Publications

Benton Co. MS Cemetery & Church Records

Benton Co. MS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Benton Co. MS General and History Websites

Benton Co. MS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Benton Co. MS Military Records