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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.


Recent Updates

06 Jul 2017 Added Geiger Bible Record

15 Jun 2014 Added Estes, Fred

07 Apr 2014 Added Hawkins, Mary

04 Mar 2014 Added Williams, Maston P

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

  • Clarke County Circuit Clerk - (Marriage Records from 1853- Present)

    P O Box 216, Quitman, MS  39355, Phone:(601) 776-3111

  • Clarke County Chancery Court Clerk (Land records, Probate Records, and more)

                        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

Neighboring Counties

Jasper County          Lauderdale County          Wayne County          Choctaw County, AL

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