Alcorn County, Mississippi Genealogy Guide2016-06-22T13:13:55+00:00

Alcorn County, Mississippi Genealogy Guide

Alcorn County, Mississippi (Map It) was created on April 15, 1870 from Tippiah County and Tishomingo County. The county was named in honor of James L. Alcorn, Reconstruction-era U.S. Senator from Mississippi . Learn More About State of Mississippi History

Alcorn County is bordered by McNairy County, Tennessee (north), Hardin County, Tennessee (northeast), Tishomingo County (east), Prentiss County (south), Tippah County (west) and Hardeman County, Tennessee (northwest).

Alcorn County Cities and Towns include Corinth, Farmington, Glen, Rienzi, Kossuth.

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

Alcorn County, Mississippi Courthouse Records

Alcorn County, Mississippi Courthouse
Alcorn County, MS Courthouse

The Alcorn County Courthouse is located in Corinth, Mississippi. Record loss, 1917. 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 Alcorn 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.

  • Alcorn County Chancery Court Clerk has Land Records from , Probate Records from 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.
  • Alcorn County Clerk of Circuit Court has Marriage Records from 1871 and Court Records from 1881. 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.
  • Alcorn County Tax Assessor / Collector maintain original tax records, both real and personal.
  • Alcorn 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.

Alcorn 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

Alcorn County, Mississippi Vital Records

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