Chickasaw County, Mississippi Genealogy

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Guide to Chickasaw County, Mississippi ancestry, family history and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


Chickasaw County, Mississippi
Map of Mississippi highlighting Chickasaw County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of the U.S. highlighting Mississippi
Location of Mississippi in the U.S.
Founded 8 March, 1852
County Seat Houston
Address Chickasaw County Courthouse
101 N Jefferson
Houston, MS 38851-0000
Phone: 662.456.2531
Chickasaw County Courthouse

County Information


The County was named for the Chickasaw people. The County has Houston and Okolona as its seat and the County was created 1836. The County is located in the northeast area of the state.[1]

Chickasaw County, Mississippi Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Chickasaw County, Mississippi Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate



County Courthouse

Mississippi Chickasaw County Courthouse 1st Judicial District

Chickasaw County Courthouse
1 Pinson Square
Houston, MS 38851-0000
Phone: 662.456.2531
Fax: (662) 456-5295

Mississippi Chickasaw County Courthouse 2nd Judicial District

Chickasaw County Courthouse
234 W. Main St
Okolona, MS 38860
Phone: (662) 447-2092
Fax: (662) 447-5024

Clerk Circuit Court in Houston, has marriage, divorce, probate and court records and all land records for county. Clerk Circuit Court in Okolona, has marriage records from 1877 and court records. Clerk Chancery Courth has divorce and probate records from 1886. [2]

Chickasaw County is divided into two Judicial Districts giving the county two seats, one in Houston, and one in Okolona.


  • A History of Chickasaw County, Mississippi v. 1. county history; a pictorial account to the past with commentaries regarding business, commerce, communities, churches, education, wars and memories; family histories -- v. 2. early history; pictorial account and commentaries regarding communities, people and military service; family histories. and maps
  • Chickasaw times past

Parent County

1836--Chickasaw County was created 9 February 1836 from the Chickasaw Cession.  County records are located in Houston and Okolona.
County seat: Houston and Okolona[3]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Mississippi county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Mississippi County Boundary Maps" (1785-1918) may be viewed for free at the website.

1852 - Calhoun County was organized in 1852 by the Mississippi Legislature with land from Chickasaw, Lafayette and Yalobusha Counties. Pittsboro was established the same year to be the county seat which was briefly at Hartford. The courthouse at Pittsboro, burned December 22, 1922, along with all records except five books of abstracts of land records.

1871 - Clay County was formed on May 12, 1871 during Mississippi's Reconstruction Period from parts of Chickasaw, Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Monroe counties. The new county was originally named Colfax, in honor of Schuyler Colfax, Ulysses S. Grant's vice president. After reconstruction rule ended in Mississippi the county was renamed Clay during 1876, in honor of Henry Clay, American statesman, who was secretary of state under John Quincy Adams.

1874 - Webster County was established on April 6, 1874, under the name of Sumner County, and was organized from parts of Chickasaw, Choctaw, Montgomery, and Oktibbeha Counties. On January 30, 1882, its name was changed to Webster, in honor of the great statesman Daniel Webster.

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Record Loss

1863--Some records were lost in a fire.


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records


Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county Family History Library
MSGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
Tombstone Project
Billion Graves
See Mississippi Cemeteries for more information.


For tips on accessing Chickasaw County, Mississippi Genealogy census records online, see: Mississippi Census.

Church Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Mississippi denominations, view the Mississippi Church Records wiki page.



Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Mississippi Land and Property for additional information about early Mississippi land ownership. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Chickasaw County, Mississippi Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Mississippi Local Histories.


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Civil War
  • Men from Chickasaw County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Chickasaw County.
- 2nd Regiment, Mississippi State Cavalry
Company B - Johnson Partisans
Company G - Isbell’s Company
Company I - Clarke’s Company
- 5th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company G - Barry Guards
- 6th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company L - Williams’ Company
- 19th Battalion Mississippi Cavalry (Duff's)
Company E - Walker’s Company
- 8th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry (formerly 19th Battalion Mississippi Cavalry (Duff's)
Company E - Walker’s Company
- 9th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company E - Chickasaw Mounted Guards
- Perrin's Battalion, Mississippi State Cavalry
Company H - Chickasaw Rangers
- 11th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company H - Chickasaw Rangers
- 11th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company C - Prairie Rifles, aka Prairie Rifleman
Company H - Chickasaw Guards
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War Battle was fought in Chickasaw County:

Map showing Civil war battles in Mississippi.
World War I



Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Chickasaw County, Mississippi Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


Probate Records

Probate records are held by the Chickasaw County, Mississippi Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Chickasaw County, Mississippi Genealogy Courthouse. Microfilmed records can be found online at Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930. See the wiki page Mississippi Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, and adoptions.

Online Records


Mississippi tax records replace missing censuses and provide lists of residents during years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years. For more information, see Mississippi Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. Mississippi law did not require keeping birth or death records until 1912. Births and deaths are kept by the Mississippi Bureau of Vital Statistics. Marriage records are kept by the county. See also How to order Mississippi Vital Records or order electronically online.

See Mississippi Vital Records for more information on getting Mississippi records.

Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

See also a List of Mississippi Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Chickasaw County Historical And Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 42
Houston 38851

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.



  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Chickasaw, Mississippi," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, ",_Mississippi."
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Chickasaw County, Mississippi page 378, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 7 August 2012)
  5. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at