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

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Online Records


Contents

County Courthouse

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 Wayne County Courthouse
609 Azalea Dr;
Waynesboro, MS 39367-0000
Phone: 601.735.2873

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

History

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The county is named after Revolutionary War General "Mad" Anthony Wayne (1745-1796).

Parent County

1809--Wayne County was created 21 December 1809 from Washington County.
County seat: Waynesboro [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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


Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Civil War service men from Wayne 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 Wayne County.
- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry Reserves
Company H - McGriff’s Company

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), Wayne County, Mississippi page 383, 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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