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United States Gotoarrow.png  Mississippi Gotoarrow.png  Clarke County


County Courthouse

Clarke County Courthouse
PO Box 689;
Quitman, MS 39355
Phone: 662.776.2126

Clerk Chancery Court has divorce and probate records from 1875. [1]


Parent County

1812--Clarke County was created 10 December 1812 from Washington County.
County seat: Quitman [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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




Local Histories



  • Civil War service men from Clarke 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 Clarke County. 
- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry Reserves
Company A - Reynold’s Company
Company H - McGriff’s Company
- 2nd Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company F - East Mississippi Dragoons, aka East Mississippi Guards
- 7th Battalion, Mississippi Infantry
Company D - Mississippi Rangers
Company E - Mississippi Sharpshooters
- 7th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company G - Stancill’s Company, aka Garrett’s Company, and aka White’s Company
- 9th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company B - Miller’s Company
- 17th Battalion, Mississippi Cavalry
Company D - Miller’s Company
- 8th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company D - Moody True Blues [also listed as Co. F]
Company F - Clarke County [also listed as Co. K]




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), Clarke 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).


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