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Clarke County, Mississippi Facts

Clarke County

When was Clarke County, MS Created?
Clarke County was established on December 23, 1833 from Wayne County (Choctaw Cession of 1830).

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

What counties are adjacent to Clarke County, MS?
Bordering Counties are Lauderdale County, Choctaw County, Alabama, Wayne County and Jasper County.

Clarke County, MS Vital Records

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

Clarke 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 Clarke 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.

Clarke County, MS Census Records

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

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

Clarke County, MS Courthouse and Government Records

Clarke County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Clarke County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Clarke 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 Clarke 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.

  • Clarke County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Phone: 601-776-3111
    • Marriage Records: 1853 
    • Court Records: 1867?

  • Clarke County, MS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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