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

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Online Records


County Courthouse

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Madison County Courthouse
PO Box 404
Canton, MS 39046
Phone: 601.859.1177

Clerk Chancery Court has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1828.[1]



Parent County

1828--Madison County was created 29 January 1828 from Yazoo County.
County seat: Canton [2] 

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints



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



Local Histories



  • Civil War service men from Madison 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 Madison County. 
- 10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company I - Madison Rifles
- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Light Artillery
Company A - Ridley’s Battery, aka Jackson Light Artillery
- 3rd Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company A - Kyle’s Company
- 5th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company F - Povall’s Company
- 9th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (New)
Company H - Semmes Rifles




Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Madison County, Mississippi page 381, 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).


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