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:*'''1828-1899''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|County Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
:*'''1828-1899''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|County Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
==== Vital Records ====
==== Vital Records ====
===== Marriage =====
*'''1828-1923''' - Rankin County Marriage Books 1-15 and A-E Index 1828-1923 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f2/Igimississippip.pdf.</ref>[[Category:IGIcheck]]
== Societies and Libraries  ==
== Societies and Libraries  ==

Revision as of 17:57, 11 April 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png  Mississippi Gotoarrow.png  Rankin County

Guide to Rankin County Mississippi genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records

County Courthouse

Rankin County Courthouse
211 E Government Street
Brandon, MS 39042
Phone # 601-825-2217

Rankin County; 211 E Government St; Brandon, MS 39042; Ph. 601.825.1469 Details: (Clk Chan Ct has div, pro & land rec from 1829)


Parent County

1828--Rankin County was created 4 February 1828 from Hinds County.
County seat: Brandon [1] 

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Seven Incorporated cities

Brandon incorporated in 1831; population >17,317

Pearl incorporated in 1973; population>21961

Florence incorporated in 1905; also known as Steen's Creek; population >2400

Flowood incorporated in 1953; population >5000

Pelahatchie-named from Choctaw word meaning 'crooked creek, incorporated in 1904; population 1500

Puckett community; population 400

Richland incorporated in 1975; >6000'

Neighboring Counties




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



Brandon Baptist Church
Crossgates Baptist
First Baptist Church of Brandon
Pinelake Baptist


Community Christian Church
New Life Christian Fellowship

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints-Brandon Ward


St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Brandon

  • 1858-1927 - St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Brandon, Baptism Index 1858-1927. Batch C714341 at FamilySearch - free.[2]
  • 1842-1921 - St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Brandon, Marriage Index 1842-1921. Batch M714341 at FamilySearch - free.[2]

Crossgates United Methodist Church


First United Pentecostal Church


Briarwood Presbyterian Church USA
Lakeside Presbyterian Church, E.P.C.



Local Histories



  • Civil War service men from Rankin 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 Rankin County. 
- 4th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company E - Ramsey’s Company
- 10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (Old)
Company G - Rankin Rifles
- 10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (New)
Company H - Rankin Rifles [also listed as Co. A]
- 6th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company A - Rankin Rough & Readies
Company B - New Guard
Company I - Rankin Greys


     Clarion Ledgar



Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Rankin County Historical Society
P.O. Box 841
Brandon, MS 39043

Brandon Public Library (601)825-2692

Central Mississippi Regional Library System (601) 825-0100

G. Chastaine Flynt Memorial Library (601) 919-1911

Pelahatchie Public Library (601) 854-8764

Reservoir Library (601) 992-2539

Richland Public Library (601) 932-1836

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f2/Igimississippip.pdf.