Claiborne County, Mississippi Genealogy

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United States Gotoarrow.png  Mississippi Gotoarrow.png  Claiborne County

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

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Online Records

County Courthouse

Claiborne County Courthouse
PO Box 449;
Port Gibson, MS 39150
Phone: 601.437.4992

Clerk Chancery Court has marriage records from 1816,
divorce records from 1856, probate and court records from 1802. [1]


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The county is named after Governor of Louisiana and Governor of Mississippi Territory William C. C. Claiborne (c1775-1817).[2]

Parent County

1802--Claiborne County was created 27 January 1802 from Jefferson County.
County seat: Port Gibson [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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




Local Histories



Civil War
  • Civil War service men from Claiborne 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 Claiborne County. 
- 10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (Old)
Company C - Port Gibson Riflemen, aka Port Gibson Rifles
- 10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (New)
Company F - Port Gibson Riflemen
- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Light Artillery
Company K - Abbay’s Battery
- 48th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry [from the 2nd Battalion, Mississippi Infantry]
Company F - Claiborne Volunteers
- 4th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company C - Magruder’s Partisan Rangers
Company D - McLean’s Company
- 12th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company H - Claiborne Guards [also listed as Co. K]
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War Battle was fought in Claiborne County

Map showing Civil war battles in Mississippi.




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), Claiborne County, Mississippi page 378, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "List of Counties in Tennessee," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 2 August 2012)
  5. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 7 August 2012)