Choctaw County, Mississippi Genealogy

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United States Gotoarrow.png  Mississippi Gotoarrow.png  Choctaw County

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

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Online Records


County Courthouse

Choctaw County Courthouse
112 Quinn Street PO Box 736;
Ackerman, MS 39735-0000
Phone: 662.285.6329

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce,
probate court and land records from 1881. [1]


Parent County

1833 - Choctaw County was created from part of the territory ceded by the Choctaw Indians under the treaty of Dancing Rabbit in 1830.  Choctaw county was organized December 23, 1833.
County seat: Ackerman [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

There have been several fires and early records are missing. Records after 1881 are found in Ackerman.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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




Local Histories



  • Civil War service men from Choctaw 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 Choctaw County. 
- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Light Artillery
Company C - Turner’s Battery
- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry Reserves
Company K - Davis’ Company
- 2nd Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company A - Choctaw Rangers
- 3rd Battalion, Mississippi Infantry
Company D - Choctaw Rough & Ready Company
- 4th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company A - Bankston Guards
- 5th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company G - Barry Guards
-19th Battalion Mississippi Cavalry (Duff's)
Company D - Cochran’s Company
- 8th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry (formerly 19th Battalion Mississippi Cavalry (Duff's)
Company D - Cochran’s Company
- Perrin's Battalion, Mississippi State Cavalry
Company B - Choctaw Rangers
- 11th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company I - Mississippi Cleansers, aka Barksdale Avengers




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

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), Choctaw 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. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at