Newton County, Mississippi Genealogy

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Revision as of 17:54, 11 May 2013

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

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Online Records


County Courthouse

Newton County Courthouse
PO Box 68
Decatur, MS 39327
Phone: 601.635.2367

Clerk Chancery Court has divorce, probate, court andland records from 1876.
Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records. [1]


Parent County

1836--Newton County was created 25 February 1836 from Neshoba County.
County seat: Decatur [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1877, 1910--Some records were lost.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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




Local Histories



  • Civil War service men from Newton 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 Newton County. 
- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry Reserves
Company D - Hunter’s Company
- 2nd Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company B - Newton Rangers
- 3rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company D - Chunkey Heroes
- 8th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company B - Pinckney Guards [also listed as Co. I]
- Perrin's Battalion, Mississippi State Cavalry
Company E - Rayburn’s 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


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Newton 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).
  3. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at