Welcome to Adams County, MS
History and Genealogy
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  County Host - Heather Holley


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Adams County was created on April 2, 1799, from part of Pickering Territorial County. It was the first county to be organized in the Mississippi Territory, eighteen years before Mississippi became a state. It is named in honor of the second President of the United States, John Adams.

Four Mississippi governors have hailed from Adams County: David Holmes, George Poindexter, John A. Quitman, and Gerard Brandon

The county seat is Natchez
Natchez was founded in 1716, and is the oldest city on the Mississippi River.  It has received the prestigious federal designation as a Preserve America Community.



Natchez -- Washington


Online Data





County History



Extinct Towns

Family  Bibles



Newspaper Announcements



Political Data


Tax Lists

1788 American Arrivals at Natchez

1883 Pensioners

Dividends Paid by the
Bank of MS 1825-1831

newWebsite Updates:

AUG 2018:   24 Jan - 30 Mar 1867, Natchez Democrat - News, death notices

JUL 2018: 
14 Feb 1871, Natchez Democrat  - Marriages, death notice
JUN 2018: 
23 Jul 1870, Natchez Democrat  - News, obit

MAY 2018: 
Summer Break! See you in June! :-)

APR 2018: Misc Feb. 1910 Newspaper Announcements:  News items (3), Birth (1), Obits (4), Marriage (1); 

Bios for Campbell, Carpenter, Dennison
, Farrell and Fitchette --
Thank you, Gene Phillips!

MAR 2018: Bios for Benbrook, Benjamin, Bowie, Brown, Byrnes,  Carradine, Chamberlain, Clark, and Conner --

Thank you, Gene Phillips!

FEB 2018:  Bios for Aikman and Arrighi -- Thank you, Gene Phillips!  Notable Deaths -Mrs. Yznaga -- Thank you, Robin Line!

02 Feb 1910, Natchez Democrat - (2) Marriages, (2) Marriage items, and (3) Obits

JAN 2018:
  1850 Mortality Schedule -- Thank you, Secret Santa!!!!! 

Happy New Year!

Dec 2017:
1891 Marriages; 1801 News Announcement; May of 1936 Marriage Announcements and Obit (Fleming)

Nov 2017: 
WWII Natchez Army Enlistments; 1810 Misc Newspaper Notices; Misc 1900 Newspaper Announcements - News, Obits, Marriages, Births.

Oct 2017: 
Adams County History; Misc 1894 & 1900 Newspaper announcements; 1890 Marriages; 1900 Marriages
Sep 2017: 
Newspaper-News, Slavery & Marriage Announcements; Obits updated

Feb 2017:  Biographies Updated


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Surrounding Counties

* Jefferson County (north)

* Franklin County (east)

* Wilkinson County (south)

* Concordia Parish, Louisiana (southwest)

* Tensas Parish, Louisiana


  Addresses & Off-Site Links

Adams County Clerk
115 S Wall Street
Natchez, MS 39120
Phone: (601) 446-6684

City of Natchez


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