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February 9, 1836, marks the calendar as the day DeSoto County was established.  Its name honoring the Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto, who according to legend passed away there in May of 1542, although there are no known facts to support it.

Cities, Towns & Villages


Horn Lake


Olive Branch



Online Data





Church Histories/Records

County Records

Court Records


Family Bibles

Extinct Towns






Wills/Legal Records 

Website Updates:
29 Mar 2018: Added Updated Lebanon Cemetery
29 Mar 2018: Added Added Spring Hill Cemetery
08 Dec 2017: Added Holloway Obituary
08 Dec 2017: Added Baker Obituary
19 Feb 2017: Added Angell Biography
19 Feb 2017: Added Powell Biography
22 Nov 2014: Added Buchanan Biography
19 May 2014: Added Banks Biography
09 Feb 2014: Added McNeil Biography
23 Aug 2013: Added 1883 Pension List
27 Sep 2012: Added Added 13 1890 Vet Census Transcriptions
25 Sep 2012: Added Counts-Bell Marriage Announcement
25 Sep 2012: Added Spears-Fouche Marriage Announcement
20 Oct 2011: Added Smith Biography
20 Oct 2011: Added Lindsey Obituary
10 Apr 2011: Added Faught Obituary
28 May 2010: Added Added Center Hill & Lebanon Cemeteries
23 May 2010: Added Foote Obituary
21 Nov 2009: Added Obituary
09 Nov 2009: Created Cemetery Index for County
Previous Updates:
Jan 2009: WW2 casualties
Indigent & Disabled Confederate Soldiers & Dependents, 1866; Obits

Neighboring Counties

Marshall County

Tate County

Tunica County

Crittenden County, AK


Shelby County, TN


Addresses & Off-Site Links

475 West Commerce Street
Hernando, Mississippi, 38632, Phone: (662) 429-9092

Desoto County
Desoto County Chancery Clerk

2535 Highway 51 South, Room 104
Hernando, Mississippi, 38632, Phone:  (662)429-1318

Desoto County Circuit Clerk
2535 Highway 51 South
Hernando, Mississippi, 38632, Phone: (662) 429-1325

Desoto County Historical Society
P O Box 607
Hernando, Mississippi, 38632, Phone: (662) 429-1310

First Regional Library
370 West Commerce Street
Hernando, Mississippi, 38632, Phone: (662) 429-4439

8710 Northwest Drive
Southaven,   Mississippi,   38671,   Phone: (662) 393-6939, Fax: (662) 393-7294

-- The Desoto Times


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