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==== Local Histories  ====
==== Local Histories  ====
==== Maps ====
==== Maps ====
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
==== Military  ====
==== Military  ====

Revision as of 21:45, 19 April 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png  Mississippi Gotoarrow.png  Smith County

Guide to Smith County Mississippi genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records

County Courthouse

Smith County Courthouse
Main St; PO Box 39
Raleigh, MS 39153
Phone: 601.782.9811

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records from 1912 and court records.
Clerk Chancery Court has divorce, probate, land and military records from 1892. [1]


Parent County

1833--Smith County was created 23 December 1833 from the Choctaw Cession.
County seat: Raleigh [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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




Local Histories



  • Civil War service men from Smith 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 Smith County. 
- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry Reserves
Company B - Nixon’s Company
- 6th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company D - Lowry Rifles
- 8th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company A - Yankee Terrors
Company C - True Confederates [also listed as Co. D]




Vital Records

  • 1912-1920 - Smith County Marriage Books 1 and 2 Index 1912-1920. Batch M750998 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Smith County, Mississippi page 382, 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).
  3. 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.