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

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Online Records


County Courthouse

Sunflower County Courthouse
200 Main St; PO Box 988
Indianola, MS 38751-
Phone: 662.887.4703

Clerk Chancery Court has marriage, divorce,
probate, court and land records from from 1871. [1]


Parent County

1844--Sunflower County was created 15 February 1844 from Bolivar and Washington Counties.
County seat:  Indianola [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1870--Some records were lost.


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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




Local Histories



  • Civil War service men from Sunflower 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 Sunflower County. 
- 3rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company B - Sunflower Dispersers




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

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog


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


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