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County Courthouse

Smith County Courthouse
Main St; PO Box 39
Raleigh, MS 39153
Phone: 601.782.9811

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records from 1912 and court records.
Clerk Chancery Court has divorce, probate, land and military records from 1892. [1]

History

Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Civil War service men from Smith 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 Smith County. 
- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry Reserves
Company B - Nixon’s Company
- 6th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company D - Lowry Rifles
- 8th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company A - Yankee Terrors
Company C - True Confederates [also listed as Co. D]

Newspapers

Probate

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

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Smith 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).

 

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