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Online Records


County Courthouse

Yazoo County Courthouse
PO Box 68;
Yazoo City, MS 39194
Phone: 601.746.2213

Clerk Chancery Court has marriage records from 1845,
divorce, probate, court and land records from 1823 and newspapers. [1]


Parent County

1823--Yazoo County was created 21 January 1823 from Hinds County.
County seat: Yazoo City [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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




Local Histories



  • Civil War service men from Yazoo 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 Yazoo County. 
- 10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company K - Yazoo Minute Rifles
- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Light Artillery
Company B - Herrod’s Battery, aka Vaughan Rebels
Company I - Bowman’s Battery
- 3rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company I - John M. Sharps, aka Yazoo Rebels
- 12th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company I - Satartia Rifles [also listed as Co. G]




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), Yazoo 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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