Lafayette County, Mississippi Genealogy

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

County Courthouse

Lafayette County Courthouse
Town Sq; PO Box 1240;
Oxford, MS 38655
Phone: 662.234.2131 

Clerk Chancery Court has marriage,
divorce, probate and court records[1]


Parent County

1836--Lafayette County was created 9 February 1836 from the Chickasaw Cession.
County seat: Oxford [2] 

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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




Local Histories



  • Civil War service men from Lafayette 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 Lafayette County. 
- 1st Battalion, Mississippi Cavalry (Miller's)
Company A - Mississippi Rifles
- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company B - Thompson Cavalry
- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company E - Polk Rangers
- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (Johnston's)
Company G - Dave Rogers Rifles
- 2nd Regiment, Mississippi Partisans [Also known as 2nd Partisan Rangers Cavalry/Ballentine’s]
Company G - Martin’s Company
- 3rd Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company C - Logan’s Company
Company D - Gwartney’s Company
Company H - Kilgore Rangers
Company I - Webb’s Rangers
- 4th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company K - Bowles’ Company, aka McEwen’s Company
- 4th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company D - Paris Rebels
- 9th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (Old)
Company C - Lafayette Guards
- 11th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company A - University Greys
Company G - Lamar Rifles




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), Lafayette County, Mississippi page 380, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=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).