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

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Online Records


County Courthouse

Marion County Courthouse
250 Broad St Ste 2
Columbia, MS 39429
Phone: 601.736.2691

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


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The county is named after "The Swamp Fox" Revolutionary War Brigadier General Francis Marion (c1732-1795).[2]

Parent County

1811--Marion County was created 9 December 1811 from Amite, Wayne and Franklin Counties.
County seat: Columbia [3] 

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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


LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Columbia



Local Histories



  • Civil War service men from Marion 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 Marion County.
- 7th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company D - Jeff Davis Sharpshooters
Company F - Marion’s Men




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), Marion County, Mississippi page 381, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Francis Marion," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).


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