Welcome to Holmes County, MS Genealogy and History
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Holmes county is located in the Mississippi Delta region and is named in honor of David Holmes, the first governor
of the state of Mississippi. It was founded in 1833.
Its county seat is Lexington, though the largest city is Durant
Recent Website Updates:
28 Feb 2014: Added McGee Biography
13 Jan 2014: Added Lomax Biography
23 Aug 2013: Added 1883 Pension List
24 Sep 2012: Added Marriage Announcement for Summers-McAlfee
24 Sep 2012: Added Marriage Announcement for James-Kelly
24 Sep 2012: Added A D Land & J N Rape Biographies
23 May 2010: Added Murphy Obit
8 Apr 2010: Corrected 1860 Mortality Listing
10 Nov 2009: Added Cemetery Listing
Jan 2009: WW2 Casualties
1860 Mortality Schedule; Registration
of Military Commissions, 27th Reg, 1837-1839; DYSON death notice