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LAMAR COUNTY INFORMATION

Lamar County was once named both Jones and Sanford county before it was the name Lamar was chosen.  Jones County was established on February 4, 1867, from Marion County, named for E. P. Jones of Fayette County, with its county seat at Vernon. It was abolished on November 3, 1867. On October 8, 1868, the area was again organized into a county, Sanford County, in honor of H. C. Sanford of Cherokee County. On February 8, 1877, the county was renamed Lamar in honor of Senator Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar, member of the United States Senate from Mississippi.

Its county seat is Vernon

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LAMAR COUNTY COURTHOUSE



 CITIES AND MUNICIPALITIES

* Sulligent * Vernon (county seat) * Beaverton * Detroit * Kennedy * Millport *
* Henson Springs * Hightogy *

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History of Farmers Union- (Began in Lamar County - Found on AL Genealogy Trails site) 

WEBSITE UPDATES:
 
JULY 2018
Weather: 1921 Tornado
WWI Draft Registration Cards: LAWRENCE, LAWSON, LEDBETTER, LEDUKE, LEE
 
APRIL - JUNE 2018
Marriage News: BROCK, MCREYNOLDS
Family Records: Young and Porter Baptisms
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery - Submitted by Howard Sparks
WWI Draft Registration Cards: LACEY, LACY, LACH, LACKEY, LACY,
LAMPKIN,  LAMPKINS,  LASSON, LATHAM, LAVENDER, LAWHON, LAWRENCE
 
JANUARY - MARCH 2018
Marriages: 1884 - 1886 Marriages (continued)
Weather News: PRYOR, MCCULLOUGH
Death News: DENSMORE, BUSH, MCGILL, BAKER, KIRK, DRAPER
WWI Draft Registration Cards: NORTHINGTON, NORTON

OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2017
Death News: KEMP
Marriages: 1884 - 1886 Marriages (partial)
Cemeteries: OLD CANTRELL CEMETERY, CANTRELL CEMETERY

JULY - SEPTEMBER 2017
Death News: BELL
Marriage News: SWAIN, GUNNELLS,  GAUTMAN, SMITH
News After 1900: LOFTIS, MCCRARY, LEECH, HARRIS, HEMISON, ROBERTSON, GREEN, REED
World War 1 Draft Registration Cards: NOE, NOLAN, NOLAND, NOLIN, NOLEN, NORTHINGTON
 
APRIL - JUNE 2017
County: 1923 County Officers
Death News: MCCULLOUGH, WOOTEN
Marriage News: RUFFIN, FERGUSON, IRVIN, AIKEN, BOX, WOODS
 
JANUARY  - MARCH 2017
Biography: WILKERSON
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Libraries - Societies - Government Offices

 

Mary Wallace Cobb Library

44425 Alabama 17, Vernon

(205) 695-6123
Lamar County Historical Society

P. O. Box 357 Vernon 35592-0357

 
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Surrounding Counties

 
* Walker County(northeast)
 
 
* Lowndes Co. MS(southwest)
 
 

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