Simpson County, Mississippi Genealogy

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

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Online Records

County Courthouse

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Simpson County Courthouse
109 W Pine Ave; PO Box 367
Mendenhall, MS 39114
Phone: 601.847.2626

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage and court records.
Clerk Chancery Court has divorce records 1880,
some probate and land records. [1]


Parent County

1824--Simpson County was created 23 January 1824 from the Choctaw Cession.
County seat: Mendenhall [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



Almost all cemeteries have been indexed and can be found at US GenWeb at the following link.


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




The original land grants can be found at Bureau of Land Records website at

Local Histories



  • Civil War service men from Simpson 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 Simpson County. 
- 3rd Battalion, Mississippi Infantry [aka 45th Missisippi Infantry/ Hardcastle's/Williams']
Company A - Duncan Riflemen
- 6th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company H - Simpson Fencibles




Mississippi tax records replace missing censuses and provide lists of residents during years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years. For more information, see Mississippi Taxation.

Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Simpson County, Mississippi page 382, 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).
  3. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at