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Claiborne County was formed in 1802, the name deriving from the third Governor of the Mississippi Territory, William C. C. Claiborne. 

Following the original inhabitants of the Choctaw Indians, Petit Gulf was the first noted settlement originated in 1729. 

The county seat is Port Gibson, which was chartered in 1803.

Cities and Towns
Hermanville -- Port Gibson

William C. C. Claiborne

Online Data





Church Histories/Records

County Records

Court Records


Family Bibles

Extinct Towns






Wills/Legal Records 

Website Updates:
24 May 2018: Added French biography
09 May 2018: Added Brashear biography
09 May 2018: Added Barber biography
09 May 2018: Added 1825 Tax Roll Index
09 May 2018: Added 1825 Tax Roll Details
09 May 2018: Added 1823 Tax Roll Index
09 May 2018: Added 1823 Tax Roll Details
08 May 2018: Added 1810 Tax Roll Index
08 May 2018: Added 1810 Tax Roll Details
15 Apr 2018: Added Byrnes biography
15 Apr 2018: Added Brashear biography
22 Mar 2018: Added Bridewell biography
07 Dec 2017: Added Death Newspaper Item
09 Aug 2017: Added Maury Family Bible
08 Aug 2017: Added Humphreys Family Bible
04 Mar 2017: Added Rollins biography
04 Mar 2017: Added Utz biography
19 Feb 2017: Added Farrar biography
19 Feb 2017: Added Farrar biography
27 Jun 2014: Added Briscoe biography
07 Jun 2014: Added Watson-Buck Marriage Announcement
07 Jun 2014: Added Magruder-Wailes Marriage Announcement
07 Jun 2014: Added Stiles-Ward Marriage Announcement
07 Jun 2014: Added Heath-Hull Marriage Announcement
08 Sep 2013: Added Griffing Obituary
23 Aug 2013: Added 1883 Pension List
12 Jun 2013: Added J E Regan Sentenced Article
21 Apr 2013: Added Daniell (Freeland Family) Cemetery
28 Mar 2013: Added Dortch biography
28 Jun 2012: Added 1890 Veteran Census 13 files
20 Oct 2011: Added 3 Biographies
30 May 2010: Added 1 Slavery Story to Newspapers
28 May 2010: Added 2 Slavery Stories to Newspapers
09 Nov 2009: Created Cemetery Index for County
Jan 2009: CLARK death announcement; WW2 Casualties, McCaleb Family Biography
Previous Updates: Family Bibles for FULKERSON, BURNET, obits, Marriage announcements, extinct towns, county officials appointed in 1853


Addresses & Off-Site Links

Claiborne County - P O Box 607, Port Gibson, MS, 39150, Phone: (601)437-4234

Claiborne County Chancery Clerk 
P O Box 449,Port Gibson,MS.39150, Phone: (601) 437-4992, Fax: (601) 437-3137

Claiborne County Circuit Clerk
P O Box 549,Port Gibson, MS, 39150, Phone: (601) 437-5841, Fax:  (601) 437-4543

Claiborne - Jefferson County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1017, Port Gibson MS, 39150

Port Gibson - P. O Box 607, Port Gibson, Mississippi, 39150

Surrounding Counties
Warren County (north)
Hinds County (northeast)
Copiah County (southeast)
Jefferson County (south)
Tensas Parish, Louisiana (west)

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This page last updated on -- 9 May 2018

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