Covington County, Mississippi

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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.courtreference.com/Covington-County-Mississippi-Courts.htm Covington County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 1679<br>Collins, MS 39428<br>Phone: 601.765.6132 <br>
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Clerk Chancery Court has marriage, divorce and probate records from 1900, <br>court and land records from 1860. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Covington County, Mississippi page 379, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
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==== Parent County  ====
 
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'''1819'''--Covington County was created 5 February 1819&nbsp;from [[Lawrence County, Mississippi|Lawrence]] and [[Wayne County, Mississippi|Wayne]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;&nbsp;Collins <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1819'''--Covington County was created 5 February 1819&nbsp;from [[Lawrence County, Mississippi|Lawrence]] and [[Wayne County, Mississippi|Wayne]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Collins <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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:*'''1825''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1825 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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:*'''1841''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1841 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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:*'''1845''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1845 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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:*'''1870''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1870 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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:*'''1878'''&nbsp;'''Enumeration of Educable Children''' can be found after the 1878 enumeration for Copiah County on ''FamilySearch'' and is currently (Dec. 2012) listed under Copiah, not Covington or "Mulitple Counties"- starts at&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-14208-35271-62?cc=1856425&wc=10917766 image 276]. It also available online from the [http://mdah.state.ms.us/arrec/digital_archives/educablechildren/Covington Mississippi Archives]. Both are free.
  
 
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*Civil War service men from&nbsp;Covington 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&nbsp;Covington County.&nbsp;<br>
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:- [[7th Battalion, Mississippi Infantry|7th Battalion, Mississippi Infantry]]
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::Company G - Covington Sharpshooters
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::Company I - Covington Rifles, aka Covington Rangers
  
 
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:*'''1819-1900''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|County Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
  
 
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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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:*'''1900-1920s''' - [http://msgw.org/covington/marriages_ad.htm Covington County, Mississippi Marriage Records]. Courtesy: [http://www.msgw.org/ MSGenWeb] - free.
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== Societies and Libraries<br> ==
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]&nbsp;
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=192738&subject_disp=Mississippi%2C+Covington&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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Online Records

Contents

County Courthouse

Covington County Courthouse
PO Box 1679
Collins, MS 39428
Phone: 601.765.6132

Clerk Chancery Court has marriage, divorce and probate records from 1900,
court and land records from 1860. [1]

History

Parent County

1819--Covington County was created 5 February 1819 from Lawrence and Wayne Counties.
County seat: Collins [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1904--Some records were lost.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

  • 1870 - 1870 State Census Returns, courtesy: FamilySearch - free.
  • 1878 Enumeration of Educable Children can be found after the 1878 enumeration for Copiah County on FamilySearch and is currently (Dec. 2012) listed under Copiah, not Covington or "Mulitple Counties"- starts at image 276. It also available online from the Mississippi Archives. Both are free.

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Seminary

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Civil War service men from Covington 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 Covington County. 
- 7th Battalion, Mississippi Infantry
Company G - Covington Sharpshooters
- 7th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company I - Covington Rifles, aka Covington Rangers

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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Covington County, Mississippi page 379, 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).