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Panola County, Mississippi
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Panola County, Mississippi Facts

When was Panola County, MS Created?
Panola County was established on February 9, 1836 from Monroe County and Washington County (Chickasaw cession of 1832) .

What is the County Seat of Panola County, MS?
The County Seat is located in Batesville and Sardis additionally, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Panola County, MS?
Bordering Counties are Tate CountyLafayette CountyYalobusha CountyTallahatchie CountyQuitman County and Tunica County.

Panola County, MS Vital Records

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

Panola 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 Panola 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.

Panola County, MS Census Records

What Panola County, MS census records are available?
Panola County census records consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in finding out about your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Panola County, MS Courthouse and Government Records

Panola County Courthouse in Batesville

What genealogical records can I find in the Panola County Courthouse?
The below specifics denotes whatever birth, death, marriage, property, probate, and legal records are typically in Panola County.

Panola County Courthouse in Sardis

Panola County, MS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Panola Co. MS Books, Newspapers & Publications

Panola Co. MS Cemetery & Church Records

Panola Co. MS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Panola Co. MS General and History Websites

Panola Co. MS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Panola Co. MS Military Records