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

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Online Records


County Courthouse

Prentiss County Courthouse
PO Box 477;
Booneville, MS 38829-0477
Phone: 662.728.8151

Clerk Chancery Court has divorce, probate
and court records from 1870 and land records
from 1836. Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records. [1]


Parent County

1870---Prentiss County was created 15 April 1870 from Tishomingo County.
County seat: Booneville [2] 

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1912--Some records were lost.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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


LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Booneville



Local Histories



Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War Battle was fought in Prentiss County

Map showing Civil war battles in Mississippi.




Vital Records

  • 1870-1879 - Prentiss County Marriage Books 1 and 2 Index 1870-1879. Batch M520251 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1879-1887 - Prentiss County Marriage Books 3 and 4 Index 1879-1887. Batches M520252 and M520253 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1888-1896 - Prentiss County Marriage Books 5 and 6 Index 1888-1896. Batches M520254 and M750996 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1896-1903 - Prentiss County Marriage Books 7 and 8 Index 1896-1903. Batch M751003 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1903-1906 - Prentiss County Marriage Book 9 Index 1903-1906. Batch M751005 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1906-1910 - Prentiss County Marriage Book 10 Index 1906-1910. Batch M751000 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1910-1914 - Prentiss County Marriage Book 11 Index 1910-1914. Batch M750995 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1914-1927 - Prentiss County Marriage Books 12 and 13 Index 1914-1927. Batch M750991 at FamilySearch - free.[4]

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Prentiss County, Mississippi page 382, 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. Heritage Preservation Services Civil War Battle Summaries by State(accessed 2 Aug 2012
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at


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