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

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Contents

County Courthouses

Chickasaw County Courthouse
101 N Jefferson
Houston, MS 38851-0000
Phone: 662.456.2531

Clerk Circuit Court, Houston has marriage, divorce,
probate and court records and all land records for county.
Clerk Circuit Court, Okolona has marriage records
from 1877 and court records.
Clerk Chancery Courth has
divorce and probate records from 1886. [1]

Chickasaw County is divided into two Judicial Districts giving the county two seats, one in Houston and one in Okolona.

History

Parent County

1836--Chickasaw County was created 9 February 1836 from the Chickasaw Cession.  County records are located in Houston and Okolona.
County seat: Houston and Okolona[2]

Boundary Changes

1852 - Calhoun County was organized in 1852 by the Mississippi Legislature with land from Chickasaw, Lafayette and Yalobusha Counties. Pittsboro was established the same year to be the county seat which was briefly at Hartford. The courthouse at Pittsboro, burned December 22, 1922, along with all records except five books of abstracts of land records.

1871 - Clay County was formed on May 12, 1871 during Mississippi's Reconstruction Period from parts of Chickasaw, Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Monroe counties. The new county was originally named Colfax, in honor of Schuyler Colfax, Ulysses S. Grant's vice president. After reconstruction rule ended in Mississippi the county was renamed Clay during 1876, in honor of Henry Clay, American statesman, who was secretary of state under John Quincy Adams.

1874 - Webster County was established on April 6, 1874, under the name of Sumner County, and was organized from parts of Chickasaw, Choctaw, Montgomery, and Oktibbeha Counties. On January 30, 1882, its name was changed to Webster, in honor of the great statesman Daniel Webster.

Record Loss

1863--Some records were lost.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War
  • Civil War service men from Chickasaw 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 Chickasaw County. 
- 2nd Regiment, Mississippi State Cavalry
Company B - Johnson Partisans
Company G - Isbell’s Company
Company I - Clarke’s Company
- 5th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company G - Barry Guards
- 6th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company L - Williams’ Company
- 19th Battalion Mississippi Cavalry (Duff's)
Company E - Walker’s Company
- 8th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry (formerly 19th Battalion Mississippi Cavalry (Duff's)
Company E - Walker’s Company
- 9th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company E - Chickasaw Mounted Guards
- Perrin's Battalion, Mississippi State Cavalry
Company H - Chickasaw Rangers
- 11th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company H - Chickasaw Rangers
- 11th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company C - Prairie Rifles, aka Prairie Rifleman
Company H - Chickasaw Guards
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War Battle was fought in Chickasaw County

Map showing Civil war battles in Mississippi.

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Chickasaw County Historical and Genealogical Society

Houlka Historical Society

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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Chickasaw County, Mississippi page 378, 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 7 August 2012)

 

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