Newton County, Mississippi Genealogy

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United States Gotoarrow.png Mississippi Gotoarrow.png Newton County

County Courthouse

Newton County Courthouse
PO Box 68
Decatur, MS 39327
Phone: 601.635.2367

Clerk Chancery Court has divorce, probate, court andland records from 1876.
Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records. [1]

History

Parent County

1836--Newton County was created 25 February 1836 from Neshoba County.
County seat: Decatur [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1877, 1910--Some records were lost.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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


Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Civil War service men from Newton 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 Newton County. 
- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry Reserves
Company D - Hunter’s Company
- 2nd Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company B - Newton Rangers
- 3rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company D - Chunkey Heroes
- 8th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company B - Pinckney Guards [also listed as Co. I]
- Perrin's Battalion, Mississippi State Cavalry
Company E - Rayburn’s 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), Newton 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).