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Tishomingo County, Mississippi
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Location in the state of Mississippi
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Location of Mississippi in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 9 February, 1836
County Seat Luka
Courthouse
Address Tishomingo County Courthouse
1008 Battleground Dr;
Luka, MS 38852-1020;
Phone: 662.423.7010
Tishomingo County Courthouse]

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County Courthouse

Tishomingo County Courthouse
1008 Battleground Dr;
Luka, MS 38852-1020;
Phone: 662.423.7010

Clerk Chancery Court has divorce, probate, court and land records. Clerk Circuit Court has marrige records. [1]

Beginning Dates for Tishomingo County, Mississippi Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate






History

Parent County

1836--Tishomingo County was created 9 February 1836 from the Chickasaw Cession.
County seat: Iuka [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Mississippi county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Mississippi County Boundary Maps" (1785-1918) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in Mississippi counties see: Mississippi Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Mississippi denominations, view the Mississippi Church Records wiki page.

Court

Genealogy

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Mississippi Land and Property for additional information about early Mississippi land ownership. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Tishomingo County, Mississippi. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Mississippi Local Histories.

Maps

Military

Civil War
  • Civil War service men from Tishomingo 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 Tishomingo County. 
- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (Johnston's)
Company H - James Creek Volunteers
- 2nd Regiment, Mississippi Partisans [Also known as 2nd Partisan Rangers Cavalry/Ballentine’s]
Company F - Reason’s Company
- 2nd Regiment, Mississippi State Cavalry
Company L - Lowry’s Company
- 2nd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company A – Tishomingo Riflemen
Company K – Iuka Rifles
- 6th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company D - Carter’s Company
- 9th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (Old)
Company A - Corinth Rifles [also listed as Co. C]
- 32nd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company A - Tishomingo Avengers, aka Tishomingo Rifles
Company B - W.R. Nelson Guards
Company G - Lowrey Invincibles
Company H - Beauregard Rifles
Company I - Johnston Avengers
Company K - Buckner Boys
Civil War Battles

The following Civil War Battles were fought in Tishomingo County

Map showing Civil war battles in Mississippi.

Naturalization

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Tishomingo County, Mississippi newspapers in online catalogs like:

Occupations

Probate Records

Taxation

Mississippi tax records replace missing censuses and provide lists of residents during years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years. For more information, see Mississippi Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. Mississippi law did not require keeping birth or death records until 1912. Births and deaths are kept by the Mississippi Bureau of Vital Statistics. Marriage records are kept by the county. See also How to order Mississippi Vital Records or order electronically online.

See Mississippi Vital Records for more information on getting Mississippi records.

Birth
Marriage
Death
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

See also a List of Mississippi Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tishomingo County, Mississippi page 383, 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. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 2 August 2012)
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 2 August 2012)
  5. 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.

 

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