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Clarke County, along with sixteen other Mississippi counties were organized out of
Choctaw land in 1833. The county was named after the prominent Mississippi jurist Joshua G. Clarke.
During the time Clarke County was established, Mississippi was experiencing the biggest population growth it has
seen in it's history.
Agriculture, especially cotton was the main economy of this rural county. The
Chickasawhay River providing the means of transporting the products by flatboats and keelboats. The steamboat was
introduced to the river in the 1840's by help from John J. McRae. In the 1850's tracks were laid for the
railroad which added to the mode of transportation for both shipping goods and venturous travelers.
In 1864, General William T. Sherman and Federal Troops vandalized the railroad tracks
and it took months to repair the damage in order to provide transportation via the railroad once again.
Clarke County borders Alabama in South Central Mississippi with the county seat being
the city of Quitman.
04 May 2018 Added James B. Quitman Biography
04 May 2018 Added William M. Estes Biography
14 Apr 2018 Added Charles W. Bailey Biography
14 Apr 2018 Added Madison Webster Buckley Biography
14 Apr 2018 Added George L. Donald Biography
23 Mar 2018 Updated Cemetery Index Updated
23 Mar 2018 Updated Mt Pisgah Memorial Cemetery Listing
23 Mar 2018 Updated Stroud Cemetery Listing
23 Mar 2018 Updated McGowans Chapel Cemetery Listing
24 Jan 2018 Added Andrews, S. H. Biography
13 Dec 2017 Added Mt Pisgah Memorial Cemetery Listing
13 Dec 2017 Updated Stroud Cemetery Listing
13 Sep 2017 Updated McGowans Chapel Cemetery Listing
06 Jul 2017 Added Geiger Bible Record
15 Jun 2014 Added Estes, Fred Biography
30 May 2017 Added Center Ridge Cemetery Listing
30 May 2017 Added Corinth Cemetery Listing
30 May 2017 Added Covington Cemetery Listing
30 May 2017 Added Mount Jordan Cemetery Listing
30 May 2017 Added Old Elam Cemetery Listing
30 May 2017 Added Orange Cemetery Listing
30 May 2017 Added Pierce Springs Cemetery Listing
30 May 2017 Added Stroud Cemetery Listing
30 May 2017 Added McGowans Chapel Cemetery Listing
07 Apr 2014 Added Hawkins, Mary Obituary
04 Mar 2014 Added Williams, Maston P Biography
14 Oct 2013 Added Edmonson & Watts Obits
24 May 2013 Added History Of Snell MS
21 May 2012 Added Hand Cemetery
21 May 2012 Added 1890 Vet Census ED 2
21 May 2012 Added 1890 Vet Census ED 3
21 May 2012 Added 3 Marriage Announcements
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Clarke County Addresses
P O Box 216, Quitman, MS 39355, Phone:(601) 776-3111
P O Box 689, Quitman, MS 39355, Phone: (601) 776-2126
Local Historical Societies
Historic Clarke County, Inc. - P O Box 172,
Quitman, MS 39355
Stonewall Historical Society
The Historical Village of DeSoto Improvement Society (a. k. a DeSoto Historical
Society) - 72 Clarion Street, Shubuta, Ms 39360
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