Wayne County, Mississippi Genealogy Guide

Wayne County, Mississippi (Map It) was created on December 21, 1809 from Washington County (AL) . The county was named in honor of Anthony Wayne, Revolutionary War general . Learn More About State of Mississippi History

Wayne County is bordered by Clarke County (north), Choctaw County, Alabama (northeast), Washington County, Alabama (southeast), Greene County (south), Perry County (southwest), Jones County (west) and Jasper County (northwest).

Wayne County Cities and Towns include State Line, Waynesboro, Clara, Buckatunna.

A Map of Wayne County, Mississippi contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Wayne County, Mississippi Courthouse Records

Wayne County, Mississippi Courthouse
Wayne County, MS Courthouse

The Wayne County Courthouse is located in Waynesboro, Mississippi. There was a Record Loss in 1892 destroying most old records. 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 Wayne 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.

  • Wayne County Chancery Court Clerk has Land Records from ?, Probate Records from 1879 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.
  • Wayne County Clerk of Circuit Court has Marriage Records from 1881 and Court Records from ?. 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.
  • Wayne County Tax Assessor / Collector maintain original tax records, both real and personal.
  • Wayne 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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