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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.copiahcounty.org/ Copiah County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 507<br>Hazlehurst, MS 39083<br>Phone: 601.894.3021<br><br>Clerk Chancery Court has divorce records from 1840,<br>probate and land records from 1825 and confederate <br>veterans records. <br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records from 1825 and court records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Copiah County, Mississippi page 379, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1823'''--Copiah County was created 21 January 1823&nbsp;from [[Hinds County, Mississippi|Hinds]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Hazlehurst <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1823'''--Copiah County was created 21 January 1823&nbsp;from [[Hinds County, Mississippi|Hinds]] County.<br>'''County seat:''' Hazlehurst <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
 
Incorporated Places have an asterisk (*).<br>Allen<br>Ashley<br>Barlow<br>Beauregard*<br>Beech Grove<br>Bowerton<br>Carpenter<br>Conn<br>Crystal Springs*<br>Dentville<br>Egypt Hill<br>Gallatin<br>Gallman<br>Gatesville<br>Georgetown*<br>Glancy<br>Hazlehurst*<br>Hoodtown<br>Hopewell<br>Jack<br>Martinsville<br>Midway<br>Myles<br>Pleasant Hill<br>Rockport<br>Sand Hill<br>Sardis<br>Shady Grove<br>Smyrna<br>Stronghope<br>Tillman<br>Wesson*<br>Willing<br><br>
 
  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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:*'''1822''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1822 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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:*'''1824''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1824 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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:*'''1825''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1825 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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:*'''1841''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1841 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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:*'''1845''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1845 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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:*'''1853''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1853 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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:*'''1880''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1880 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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:*'''1878 Enumeration of Educable Children''' avaialbe for free on [https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-14208-33591-67?cc=1856425&wc=10917766 FamilySearch]&nbsp;(other years also available). Listing of locations and approximate image start number available [http://jpgenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/12/mississippi-1878-copiah-and-covington.html here]. Images also available online from the [http://mdah.state.ms.us/arrec/digital_archives/educablechildren/Copiah Mississippi Archives].
  
 
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|3rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]]  
 
:- [[3rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|3rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]]  
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::Company K - McWillie Blues  
 
:- [[4th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry|4th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry]]  
 
:- [[4th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry|4th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry]]  
 
::Company A - Terrall [Terrell] Dragoons  
 
::Company A - Terrall [Terrell] Dragoons  
 
::Company B - Copiah Horse Guards  
 
::Company B - Copiah Horse Guards  
::Company E - Ramsey’s Company
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::Company E - Ramsey’s Company  
 
:- [[6th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|6th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]]  
 
:- [[6th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|6th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]]  
 
::Company F - Crystal Springs Guards  
 
::Company F - Crystal Springs Guards  
::Company G - Rockport Steel Blades
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::Company G - Rockport Steel Blades  
 
:- [[10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry ]](Old)  
 
:- [[10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry ]](Old)  
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::Company H - Bahala Rifles  
 
:- [[10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry ]](Old)  
 
:- [[10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry ]](Old)  
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::Company I - Bahala Rifles  
 
:- [[12th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|12th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]]  
 
:- [[12th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|12th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]]  
::Company A - Charlie Clark Rifles [also listed as Co. H]
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::Company A - Charlie Clark Rifles [also listed as Co. H]  
 
::Company D - Pettus Relief, aka Pettus Rifles
 
::Company D - Pettus Relief, aka Pettus Rifles
  
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:*'''1823-1899''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|County Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
  
 
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Online Records


County Courthouse

Copiah County Courthouse
PO Box 507
Hazlehurst, MS 39083
Phone: 601.894.3021

Clerk Chancery Court has divorce records from 1840,
probate and land records from 1825 and confederate
veterans records.
Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records from 1825 and court records. [1]

History

Parent County

1823--Copiah County was created 21 January 1823 from Hinds County.
County seat: Hazlehurst [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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


  • 1878 Enumeration of Educable Children avaialbe for free on FamilySearch (other years also available). Listing of locations and approximate image start number available here. Images also available online from the Mississippi Archives.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Civil War service men from Copiah 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 Copiah County. 
- 3rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company K - McWillie Blues
- 4th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company A - Terrall [Terrell] Dragoons
Company B - Copiah Horse Guards
Company E - Ramsey’s Company
- 6th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company F - Crystal Springs Guards
Company G - Rockport Steel Blades
- 10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (Old)
Company H - Bahala Rifles
- 10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (Old)
Company I - Bahala Rifles
- 12th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company A - Charlie Clark Rifles [also listed as Co. H]
Company D - Pettus Relief, aka Pettus Rifles

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Copiah County, Mississippi page 379, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).