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== County Courthouse  ==
== County Courthouse  ==
[[Image:Lawrence County Mississippi Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]] Lawrence County; PO Box 40; Monticello, MS 39654; Ph. 601.587.7162 Details: (Clk Cir Ct has m & ct rec; Clk Chan Ct has div, pro & land rec from 1815)
[[Image:Lawrence County Mississippi Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Lawrence County Mississippi Courthouse.jpg]][http://www.courtreference.com/Lawrence-County-Mississippi-Courts.htm Lawrence County&nbsp;Courthouse ]<br>PO Box 40<br> Monticello, MS 39654<br> Phone: 601.587.7162&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage,and&nbsp;court records; <br>Clerk Chancery Court has divorce, probate&nbsp;and land&nbsp;<br>records &nbsp;from 1815<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lawrence County, Mississippi page 380, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
== History  ==
== History  ==

Revision as of 17:10, 7 August 2012

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County Courthouse

Lawrence County Mississippi Courthouse.jpg
Lawrence County Courthouse
PO Box 40
Monticello, MS 39654
Phone: 601.587.7162 

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage,and court records;
Clerk Chancery Court has divorce, probate and land 
records  from 1815[1]


Parent County

1814--Lawrence County was created 22 December 1814 from Marion County.
County seat: Monticello [2] 

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Some records have been lost.


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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




Local Histories



  • Civil War service men from Lawrence 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 Lawrence County. 
- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Light Artillery
Company F - Bradford’s Battery
- 7th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company G - Goode Rifles
- 11th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company G - Hargrove’s Company
- 12th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company K - Lawrence Rifles [also listed as Co. C]




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), Lawrence 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).