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Leake County, Mississippi Facts

Leake County

When was Leake County, MS Created?
Leake County was established on December 23, 1833 from Madison County and Rankin County .

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

What counties are adjacent to Leake County, MS?
Bordering Counties are Attala County, Neshoba County, Scott County and Madison County.

Leake County, MS Vital Records

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

Leake 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 Leake 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.

Leake County, MS Census Records

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

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

Leake County, MS Courthouse and Government Records

Leake County Courthouse

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

  • Leake County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Phone: 601-267-8357
    • Marriage Records: 1836 
    • Court Records: 1844

  • Leake County, MS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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