Lowndes County, Mississippi Genealogy

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

County Courthouse

Lowndes County Courthouse
PO Box 684
Columbus, MS 39703
Phone: 662.329.5805

Department of Archives and History has marriage, divorce,
probate, court and land records 1830-1900 and Bible records. [1]

History

Parent County

1830--Lowndes County was created 30 January 1830 from Monroe County.
County seat: Columbus [2] 

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Civil War service men from Lowndes 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 Lowndes County. 
- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry Reserves
Company I - Perkins’ Company
- 2nd Battalion, Mississippi Infantry [became the 48th Regiment, Missippi Infantry]
Company - Blewett’s, aka Blewett’s Rifles, & aka "The Blewett’s"
- 6th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company E - Hunt’s Company
Company F - Harrington’s Company
Company H - Richards’ Company
Company I - Johnston’s Company
Company K - Lipscomb’s Company
- 10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (Old)
Company D - Lowndes Southrons
Company E - Southern Avengers
- 10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (New)
Company E - Lowndes Southrons
- 11th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company E - Prairie Guards
- 48th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry [from the 2nd Battalion, Mississippi Infantry]
Company C - Blewett’s Company, aka Blewett’s Rifles, & aka "The Blewett’s"
Company K - Capt. J.H. Fields’ Company [subsequently became Co. F, 8th Confederate Cavalry]
- 19th Battalion Mississippi Cavalry (Duff's)
Company E [sic] - Abert’s Company
Company F [sic] - Fields’ Company
Company G - Matthews’ Company

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lowndes County, Mississippi page 381, 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).