Yalobusha County, Mississippi Genealogy

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


Yalobusha County, Mississippi
Map of Mississippi highlighting Yalobusha County
Location in the state of Mississippi
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Location of Mississippi in the U.S.
Founded 23 December, 1833
County Seat Water Valley
Address Yalobusha County Courthouse
PO Box 664
Water Valley, MS 38965-0664
Phone: 662.473.2091
Yalobusha County Courthouse

County Information


The County was named for a Native American word meaning "tadpole place". The County has Coffeeville and Water Valley as its seats and the County was created February 21, 1834. The County is located in the north central area of the state.[1]

Yalobusha County, Mississippi Record Dates

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



County Courthouse

Yalobusha County Courthouse District 1

Yalobusha County Courthouse District 1
Address: 14400 Main Street
PO Box: 260
Coffeeville, Mississippi 38922
Phone: 662.675.2716
Fax: 662.675.8004

Yalobusha County Courthouse District 2

Yalobusha County Courthouse District 2
Address: 201 Blackmur Drive
PO: Box 664
Water Valley, MS 38965-0664
Phone: 662.473.2091
Fax: 662.473.3622

Clerk Chancery Court in Water Valley, has divorce, probate, court and land records. Clerk Chancery Court in Water Valley, has divorce, probate, court and land records. Clerk Circuit Court in Coffeyville, has marriage records.  [2]


Parent County

1833--Yalobusha County was created 23 December 1833 from the Choctaw Cession.
County seat: Water Valley [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 MapofUS.org website.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.


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
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
MSGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
MSGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Billion Graves
See Mississippi Cemeteries for more information.


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

USGenWeb Census Project: http://www.us-census.org/states/mississippi/

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 Yalobusha 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 Yalobusha 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 Yalobusha County. 
- 1st Battalion, Mississippi Sharpshooters
Company C - Capt. Leigh’s Independent Company
- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company D - Tillatoba Grays
- 2nd Battalion, Mississippi Infantry [became the 48th Regiment, Missippi Infantry]
Company - Dixie Boys
- 48th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry [from the 2nd Battalion, Mississippi Infantry]
Company D - Dixie Boys
- 2nd Regiment, Mississippi Partisans [Also known as 2nd Partisan Rangers Cavalry/Ballentine’s]
Company F - Reason’s Company
Company I - Eskridge’s Company
- 3rd Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company E - Richmond’s Company
Company F - Kennedy’s Company
Company K - Barksdale’s Rangers
- 19th Battalion Mississippi Cavalry (Duff's)
Company C - Duff Guards
- 8th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry (formerly 19th Battalion Mississippi Cavalry (Duff's)
Company C - Duff Guards
World War I



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


Probate Records

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

Yalobusha County Historical Society<br> PO Box 288
Coffeeville 38922

Yalobusha County Historical Society, Inc.
PO Box 258
Coffeeville, MS 38922-0258

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

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, "Yalobusha, Mississippi," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yalobusha_County,_Mississippi."
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Yalobusha County, Mississippi page 383, 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. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f2/Igimississippip.pdf.