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15 March 2012

Before the County

If you ancestors were living in an area before the county was formally settled and had established a local government, are you aware of the county from which it was formed? Do you know where to obtain records for that time before the county actually had its own government and set of records?


  1. A wonderful resource on the formation of the counties in the state of Mississippi is:
    MISSISSIPPI, Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, John H. Long, Ed., Compiled by Peggy Tuck Sinko, 1993, Simon & Schuster, Inc.(250 pages)

  2. Try out this tool to see the county boundaries for any historical year overlaid on Google Maps: http://randymajors.com/p/maps.html