Smith County, Mississippi Genealogy

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United States Gotoarrow.png  Mississippi Gotoarrow.png  Smith County

County Courthouse

Smith County; Main St; PO Box 39; Raleigh, MS 39153; Ph. 601.782.9811 Details: (Clk Cir Ct has m rec from 1912 & ct rec; Clk Chan Ct has div, pro, land & mil rec from 1892)

History

Parent County

1833--Smith County was created 23 December 1833 from the Choctaw Cession.
County seat: Raleigh [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • 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]

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

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

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).