Copiah County, Mississippi Genealogy

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United States Gotoarrow.png  Mississippi Gotoarrow.png  Copiah County

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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]


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. Images also available online from the Mississippi Archives.




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).