Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi Genealogy

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United States Gotoarrow.png Mississippi Gotoarrow.png Jefferson Davis County

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

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Online Records


County Courthouse

Jefferson Davis County Courthouse
 1025 3rd St; CO Box 1137
Prentiss, MS 39474
Phone: 601.792.4024

Clerk Chancery Court has court and land records
Clerk Circuit Court has marriage and probate records. [1]


Parent County

1906--Jefferson Davis County was created 31 March 1906 from Covington and Lawrence Counties.
County seat: Prentiss [2] 

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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

Church Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Mississippi denominations, view the Mississippi Church Records wiki page.



Local Histories






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

  • 1906-1920 - Jefferson Davis County Marriage Books 1 and 2 Index 1906-1920. Batches M748382 and M748572 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1917-1929 - Jefferson Davis County Marriage Books 3 and 4 Index 1917-1929. Batches M748380 and M748383 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

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), Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi page 380, [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. 3.0 3.1 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at