Covington County, Mississippi Genealogy

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United States Gotoarrow.png  Mississippi Gotoarrow.png  Covington County

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Online Records

County Courthouse

Covington County Courthouse
PO Box 1679
Collins, MS 39428
Phone: 601.765.6132

Clerk Chancery Court has marriage, divorce and probate records from 1900,
court and land records from 1860. [1]


Parent County

1819--Covington County was created 5 February 1819 from Lawrence and Wayne Counties.
County seat: Collins [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1904--Some records were lost.


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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

  • 1870 - 1870 State Census Returns, courtesy: FamilySearch - free.
  • 1878 Enumeration of Educable Children can be found after the 1878 enumeration for Copiah County on FamilySearch and is currently (Dec. 2012) listed under Copiah, not Covington or "Mulitple Counties"- starts at image 276. It also available online from the Mississippi Archives. Both are free.


LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Seminary



Local Histories



  • Civil War service men from Covington 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 Covington County. 
- 7th Battalion, Mississippi Infantry
Company G - Covington Sharpshooters
- 7th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company I - Covington Rifles, aka Covington Rangers




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), Covington County, Mississippi page 379, 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).