Benton County, Mississippi Genealogy Guide

Benton County, Mississippi (Map It) was created on July 15, 1870 from Marshall County and Tippah County. The county was named in honor of Thomas Hart Benton, U.S. Senator from Missouri and prominent westward expansion advocate . Learn More About State of Mississippi History

Benton County is bordered by Hardeman County, Tennessee (northeast), Tippah County (east), Union County (south), Marshall County (west), Fayette County, Tennessee (northwest).

Benton County Cities and Towns include Ashland, Hickory Flat, Snow Lake Shores.

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

Benton County, Mississippi Courthouse Records

Benton County, Mississippi Courthouse
Benton County, MS Courthouse

The Benton County Courthouse is located in Ashland, Mississippi. 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 Benton 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.

  • Benton County Chancery Court Clerk has Land Records from , Probate Records from 1871 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.
  • Benton County Clerk of Circuit Court has Marriage Records from 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.
  • Benton County Tax Assessor / Collector maintain original tax records, both real and personal.
  • Benton 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.

Benton County, Mississippi Census Records

  • Learn More: State of Mississippi Census Records
  • U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
  • U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: None
  • State Population Schedules: None
  • U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: None
  • U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1880
  • Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1880
  • Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1880
  • Union Veterans Schedules: 1890

Benton County, Mississippi Vital Records

Benton County, Mississippi Resources

Benton County, Mississippi External Links

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