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  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
Covington County was created in 1819 from Lawrence and Wayne Counties as Bainbridge County. It was named Covington in 1824. Some records were lost in 1904. County records are housed in Collins.  
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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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==== Record Loss  ====
 
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'''1904--'''Some records were lost.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Forrest County, Mississippi|Forrest]]
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*[[Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi|Jefferson Davis]]
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*[[Jones County, Mississippi|Jones]]
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*[[Lamar County, Mississippi|Lamar]]
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*[[Simpson County, Mississippi|Simpson]]
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*[[Smith County, Mississippi|Smith]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Mississippi}}
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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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LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records
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*Seminary
  
 
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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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:- [[7th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|7th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]]
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::Company I - Covington Rifles, aka Covington Rangers
  
 
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==== Taxation  ====
 
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:*'''1819-1900''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|County Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== 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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*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Covington|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
[[Category:Covington_County,_Mississippi]]
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Revision as of 04:06, 3 January 2013

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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).