Panola County, Mississippi Genealogy Guide

Panola County, Mississippi (Map It) was created on February 9, 1836 from Monroe County and Washington County. The county was named for the Native American for "cotton" . Learn More About State of Mississippi History

Panola County is bordered by Tate County (north), Lafayette County (east), Yalobusha County (southeast), Tallahatchie County (southwest), Quitman County (west) and Tunica County (northwest).

Panola County Cities and Towns include Batesville, Como, Courtland, Crenshaw, Sardis, Pope.

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Panola County Courthouse in Batesville
Panola County Courthouse in Batesville
Panola County Courthouse in Sardis
Panola County Courthouse in Sardis

The Panola County Courthouse is located in Batesville, Mississippi and Sardis, Mississippi. The county suffered some record loss in 1886. The list below summarizes some of the records available at each Court House. First District Court House, Sardis: Probate Court Records - 1836, Second District Court House, Batesville:Chancery Court Records - 1880, Guardian Bonds - 1880, Deed Records - 1836, Marriage Records - 1880. Learn More About State of Mississippi Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Panola county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Panola County Chancery Court Clerk has Land Records from 1836, Probate Records from 1845 and Divorce Records from see Clerk. The County Chancery Court Clerk record all documents (warranty deeds, deed of trusts, military discharges, etc) to be in Public Land Records and create and maintain indexes for the documents filed in the land records, such as sectional indexes, direct/reverse indexes, etc. Maintain the Court dockets and file all records of the Court. Record and preserve court minute books. Submit divorce and other statistics to the Mississippi Department of Vital Records.
  • Panola County Clerk of Circuit Court has Marriage Records from 1871 and Court Records from 1836. The County Clerk of Circuit Court include Receiving and fileing all law suits, indictments, motions and other related papers in all Civil and Criminal Cases filed in the Circuit or County Courts. Keeps a record of all Judgments and Executions, Issues marriage licenses and keeps records of marriages.
  • Panola County Tax Assessor / Collector maintain original tax records, both real and personal.
  • Panola County Health Department has birth and death records from November 1, 1912. You may go to any county health department in the State of Mississippi to obtain a certificates can be issued while you wait.

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Panola County, Mississippi Vital Records

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