Mississippi: Digitized County Histories

I was quite surprised to learn that most Mississippi counties published few county histories before the 1960s or even later. It is what it is, so here are those that I’ve found. However, there are several extensive state histories with biographical sections.

FAQ

1. While every county in the state is listed, links are only provided for titles that no longer fall under U.S. copyright laws. All (almost) links connect to free websites.
2. There are a few instances when a book has been digitized, but is only found on a paid site. In that case, no link is inserted, but a note as to the website where it has been found is given.
3. When a state history has also been found in digital format, it is listed in the STATE section that precedes the county list. I have limited STATE entries to those with county histories/biographical volumes in them.
4. There are a number of counties that DO have histories written, BUT they remain copyrighted material. Therefore, if a county has NONE after its name, it doesn’t mean there is no county history, just that none has been digitized. It’s also possible that the only digitized county history is included in one of the state volumes, so be sure to check those entries.
5. If the book is on FamilySearch, you will need a free account to access it. This list does NOT include town histories.
6. When all fifty states have been completed, I will post a PDF of them all.
7. One last note – it is very possible that a book is digitally available on more than one website. I’ve only included links to one site per book.

MISSISSIPPI

 STATE – Biographical and historical memoirs of Mississippi: embracing an authentic and comprehensive account of the chief events in the history of the state, and a record of the lives of many of the most worthy and illustrious families and individuals, Volume 1, Goodspeed Publishing Company, Chicago, 1891.
STATE – Biographical and historical memoirs of Mississippi: embracing an authentic and comprehensive account of the chief events in the history of the state, and a record of the lives of many of the most worthy and illustrious families and individuals, Volume 2, Goodspeed Publishing Company, Chicago, 1891.
STATEMississippi: comprising sketches of towns, events, institutions, and persons, arranged in cyclopedic form, Volume 1, Dunbar Rowland, Southern Historical Publishing Association, Atlanta, 1907.
STATEMississippi: comprising sketches of towns, events, institutions, and persons, arranged in cyclopedic form, Volume 2, Dunbar Rowland, Southern Historical Publishing Association, Atlanta, 1907.
STATEMississippi: comprising sketches of towns, events, institutions, and persons, arranged in cyclopedic form, Volume 3, Dunbar Rowland, Southern Historical Publishing Association, Atlanta, 1907.
STATEMississippi as a Province, Territory, and State with Biographical Notices of Eminent Citizens, John Francis, Hamtramck, Power & Barksdale, Publishers & Printers, Jackson, Mississippi, 1880.
STATE – Mississippi, a history : a narrative historical edition preserving the record of the growth and development of the state together with genealogical and memorial records of its prominent families and personages, Volume 1, Walter Nesbit Taylor & George H. Ethridge, The Historical Record Association, Jackson, Mississippi, 1939. Not found.
STATE – Mississippi, a history : a narrative historical edition preserving the record of the growth and development of the state together with genealogical and memorial records of its prominent families and personages, Volume 2, Walter Nesbit Taylor & George H. Ethridge, The Historical Record Association, Jackson, Mississippi, 1939. Not found.
STATE – Mississippi, a history : a narrative historical edition preserving the record of the growth and development of the state together with genealogical and memorial records of its prominent families and personages, Volume 3, Walter Nesbit Taylor & George H. Ethridge, The Historical Record Association, Jackson, Mississippi, 1939. Not found.
STATEMississippi, a history : a narrative historical edition preserving the record of the growth and development of the state together with genealogical and memorial records of its prominent families and personages, Volume 4, Walter Nesbit Taylor & George H. Ethridge, The Historical Record Association, Jackson, Mississippi, 1939.
STATERecollections of Mississippi and Mississippians, Reuben Davis, Houghton Mifflin and Company, Boston, Massachusetts, 1890.

ADAMSNONE
ALCORNHistory of Old Tishomingo County, 1832-1887, Bess Reynolds & Katherine Reynolds, Typescript, 1955. [FamilySearch film Item 2]
ALCORNHistory of old Tishomingo County, Mississippi Territory, Fan Alexander Cochran, Barnhart Printing, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 1969-1972.
AMITEAmite County, Mississippi, 1699-1865, Volume 1, Albert Eugene Casey, Amity County Historical Fund, Birmingham, Alabama, 1948.
AMITEAmite County, Mississippi, 1699-1865, Volume 2, Albert Eugene Casey, Amity County Historical Fund, Birmingham, Alabama, 1948.
AMITEAmite County, Mississippi, 1699-1865, Volume 3, Albert Eugene Casey, Amity County Historical Fund, Birmingham, Alabama, 1948.
AMITE – Amite County, Mississippi, 1699-1865, Volume 4, Albert Eugene Casey, Amity County Historical Fund, Birmingham, Alabama, 1948. Not found.
AMITEAmite County and Liberty, Mississippi sesqui-centennial : commemorating 150 years of progress, Historical Committee of the Sesqui-Centennial of Amite County, Mississippi, Wilk Amite Record, Gloster, Mississippi, 1959.
ATTALA – Kosciusko-Attala history, Kosciusko Attala Historical society, 1976.
ATTALAAn Index of names for Kosciusko-Attala County History, 198_
BENTONNONE
BOLIVARNONE
CALHOUNHistory of Calhoun County, Mississippi, J.S. Ryan & T.M. Murphree, The Calhoun Monitor, Pittsboro, Mississippi, 1904.
CARROLLHistory of Carroll County, William Franklin Hamilton, manuscript, c1901 [FamilySearch film, Item 2]
CHICKASAWNONE
CHOCTOWChoctaw County chronicles: a history of Choctaw County, Mississippi, 1830-1973, James Plemon Coleman, Ackerman, Mississippi, 1974.
CHOCTAWHistory of Choctaw County, Mississippi, Mrs. J. James, Addie M. Buck & G.W. Dudley, 19__.
CLAIBORNENONE
CLARKENONE
CLAY
NONE
COAHOMANONE
COPIAHNONE
COVINGTONNONE
DESOTONONE
FORRESTNONE
FRANKLINNONE
GEORGENONE
GREENENONE
GRENADANONE
HANCOCK
Historical Account of Hancock Counyt and the sea board of Mississippi, John Francis Hamtramck Claiborne, Hopkins Printing Office, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1876.
HARRISONHistory of Harrison County, Mississippi, John H. Lang, Dixie Press, Gulfport, Mississippi, 1936.
HINDSHistory of Hinds County, Mississippi, 1821-1922; published in commemoration of the centenary of the city of Jackson, Eron Opha Moore Rowland, Jones Printing Company, Jackson, Mississippi, 1922.
HOLMESNONE
HUMPHREYSNONE
ISSAQUENANONE
ITAWAMBANONE
JACKSONNONE
JASPERNONE
JEFFERSONJefferson County, E.R. Jones, typescript, 19__.
JEFFERSON DAVISNONE
JONESNONE
KEMPERNONE
LAFAYETTEA History of Lafayette County, Mississippi, Clement John Sobotka, Rebel Press, Oxford, Mississippi, 1976.
LAMARNONE
LAUDERDALENONE
LAWRENCENONE
LEAKE
NONE
LEENONE
LEFLORE
NONE
LINCOLNNONE
LOWNDES
NONE
MADISON
NONE
MARIONNONE
MARSHALLNONE
MONROE
A Brief History of Aberdeen and Monroe County, Mississippi, Bertie Shaw Rollins, 1957.
MONTGOMERYNONE
NESHOBA
NONE
NEWTON
History of Newton County, Mississippi: from 1834 to 1894, Alfred John Brown, Clarion-Ledger Company, Jackson, Mississippi, 1894.
NOXUBEENONE
OKTIBBEHA
NONE
PANOLA
NONE
PEARL
RIVERNONE
PERRY
NONE
PIKE
Pike County, Mississippi, 1789-1876: Pioneer Families and Confederate Soldiers, Reconstruction and Redemption, Luke Ward Conerly, Brandon Printing Company, Nashville, Tennessee, 1909.
PONTOTOCThe Story of Pontotoc, Part I-(III), EdmundT. Winston, Pontotoc Progress Printing, Pontotoc, Mississippi, 1931.
PRENTISSHistory of Old Tishomingo County, 1832-1887, Bess Reynolds & Katherine Reynolds, Typescript, 1955. [FamilySearch film Item 2]
PRENTISSHistory of old Tishomingo County, Mississippi Territory, Fan Alexander Cochran, Barnhart Printing, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 1969-1972.
QUITMANNONE
RANKINNONE
SCOTT
NONE
SHARKEY
NONE
SIMPSON
NONE
SMITH
NONE
STONE
NONE
SUNFLOWER
NONE
TALLAHATCHIE
NONE
TATE
History of Tate County, Howard Carptner, editor, B/B Printing Company, Senatoba, Mississippi, 1975.
TIPPAHNONE
TISHOMINGO
History of Old Tishomingo County, 1832-1887, Bess Reynolds & Katherine Reynolds, Typescript, 1955. [FamilySearch film Item 2]
TISHOMINGOHistory of old Tishomingo County, Mississippi Territory, Fan Alexander Cochran, Barnhart Printing, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 1969-1972.
TISHOMINGOHistory of Old Tishomingo, Corinth Herald, Corinth, Mississippi, 1903.
TUNICANONE
UNION
NONE
WALTHALL
NONE
WARREN
NONE
WASHINGTON
NONE
WAYNE
NONE
WEBSTER
NONE
WILKINSON
Wilkinson County, Mississippi : historical facts and legends and including a complete list of all county volunteers in the Confederate Army 1861-65, Historical Committee of the Wilkinson County Civil War Centennial, 1962.
WINSTONNONE
YALOBUSHA
NONE
YAZOO
Yazoo County story: a pictorial history of Yazoo County, Mississippi, covering both the old and the new, University Supply and Equipment, Fort Worth, Texas, 1958.

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