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County Courthouse

Jackson County Courthouse
3109 Canty St; PO Box 998;
Pascagoula, MS 39567
Phone: 228.769.3091

Clerk Chancery Court has divorce and probate Records.
Justice of the Peace dockets from 1875.
Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records has
marriage records from 1875. [1]

History

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The county is named after Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) who became Seventh President of the United States in 1829.[2]

Parent County

1812--Jackson County was created 18 December 1812 from the Mobile District.
County seat: Pascagoula [3] 

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1875--Some records were lost.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War
  • Civil War service men from Jackson 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 Jackson County. 
- 3rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company A - Live Oak Rifles
- 9th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company A - Steede’s Company
- 17th Battalion, Mississippi Cavalry
Company A - Steede’s Company
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War Battle was fought in Jackson County

Map showing Civil war battles in Mississippi.

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), Jackson County, Mississippi page 380, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Andrew Jackson," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 7 August 2012)

 

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