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

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Online Records


County Courthouse

Leake County Courthouse
Court Sq; PO Box 72;
Carthage, MS 39051
Phone: 601.267.7371

Clerk Chancery Court has marriage records,
divorce records from 1871,
court records, land records from 1833,
probate records from 1840 and military records from 1918. [1]


Parent County

1833--Leake County was created 23 December 1833 from the Choctaw Cession.
County seat: Carthage [2] 

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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




Local Histories



  • Civil War service men from Leake 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 Leake County. 
- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry Reserves
Company E - Hall’s Company
- 6th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company C - Quitman Southrons
- Perrin's Battalion, Mississippi State Cavalry
Company D - Perkins’ Company




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


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), Leake 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. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/b/be/Igimississippij.pdf.


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