Jackson County, Mississippi Genealogy

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Template:Mississippi-stub United States  Gotoarrow.png Mississippi  Gotoarrow.png Jackson County

County Courthouse

Jackson County Courthouse
3109 Canty St; PO Box 998;
Pascagoula, MS 39567
Phone: 228.769.3091 

Clerk Chancery Court has divorce and probate Records;
justice of the peace dockets from 1875;
Clerk Circuit Court has marriage reocrds has
marriage records rec from 1875[1]

History

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The county is named after Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) who became Seventh President of the United States in 1829.[2]

Parent County

1812--Jackson County was created 18 December 1812 from the Mobile District.
County seat: Pascagoula [3] 

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1875--Some records were lost.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War
  • Civil War service men from Jackson 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 Jackson County. 
- 3rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company A - Live Oak Rifles
- 9th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company A - Steede’s Company
- 17th Battalion, Mississippi Cavalry
Company A - Steede’s Company
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War Battle was fought in Jackson County

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), Jackson County, Mississippi page 380, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Andrew Jackson," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).