Copiah County, Mississippi Genealogy

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United States Gotoarrow.png  Mississippi Gotoarrow.png  Copiah County

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]


Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Neighboring Counties




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.




Local Histories



  • 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




Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  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).