Hinds County, Mississippi Genealogy Guide

Hinds County, Mississippi (Map It) was created on February 12, 1821 from Un-Organized Land. The county was named in honor of Thomas HindsWar of 1812 general . Learn More About State of Mississippi History

Hinds County is bordered by Madison County (northeast), Rankin County (east), Copiah County (south), Claiborne County (southwest), Warren County (west) and Yazoo County (northwest).

Hinds County Cities and Towns include Clinton, Jackson , Raymond, Byram, Bolton, Edwards, Learned, Terry, Utica.

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

Hinds County, Mississippi Courthouse Records

Hinds County, Mississippi Courthouse
Hinds County, MS Courthouse

The Hinds County Courthouse is located in Jackson, Mississippi and Raymond, Mississippi. The Raymond Courthouse has records from 1821, land grant, will, deed, marriage, and on and on. It dates from 1821. The Jackson Courthouse was built in 1930 and it only has limited information that is of early historical significance for Hinds County. Jackson is now called the 1st judicial district, and Raymond is now called the 2nd judicial district. Marriages at Raymond actually date from 1815, even though Hinds County was not formed until 1821 after the Choctaw Sessionof 1820. 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 Hinds 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.

  • Hinds County Chancery Court Clerk has Land Records from Raymond 1821/ Jackson 1930 , Probate Records from Raymond 1823/ Jackson 1930 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.
  • Hinds County Clerk of Circuit Court has Marriage Records from Raymond 1815/ Jackson 1930 and Court Records from Raymond 1821/ Jackson 1930. 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.
  • Hinds County Tax Assessor / Collector maintain original tax records, both real and personal.
  • Hinds 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.

Hinds County, Mississippi Census Records

Hinds County, Mississippi Vital Records

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