Benton County, Mississippi Genealogy

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

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Online Records

County Courthouse

Benton County Courthouse
Main St; PO Box 218;
Ashland, MS 38603-0000
Phone: 662.224.,6300

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


Parent County

1870--Benton County was created 21 July 1870 from Marshall and Tippah Counties.
County seat: Ashland [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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




Local Histories






Vital Records

  • 1870-1881 - Benton County Marriage Books 1 and 2 Index 1870-1881. Batch M516741 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1881-1898 - Benton County Marriage Books 3 and 4 Index 1881-1898. Batches M516742 and M516743 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1898-1909 - Benton County Marriage Books 5 and 6 Index 1898-1909. Batch M735003 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1909-1922 - Benton County Marriage Book 7 Index 1909-1922. Batch M734866 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1909-1917 - Benton County Marriage Book 8 Index 1909-1917. Batch M734839 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

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), Benton County, Mississippi page 378, 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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at