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Wayne County, Mississippi Facts

Wayne County

When was Wayne County, MS Created?
Wayne County was established on December 21, 1809 from Washington County (AL) .

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

What counties are adjacent to Wayne County, MS?
Bordering Counties are Clarke County, Choctaw County, Alabama, Washington County, Alabama, Greene County, Perry County, Jones County and Jasper County.

Wayne County, MS Vital Records

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

Wayne 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 Wayne 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.

Wayne County, MS Census Records

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

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

Wayne County, MS Courthouse and Government Records

Wayne County Courthouse

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

  • Wayne County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Phone: 601-735-1171
    • Marriage Records: 1881 
    • Court Records: ?

  • Wayne County, MS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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