Leake County Mississippi
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LEAKE COUNTY HISTORY
County Seat: Carthage
Leake County was named for Walter Leake the governor of Mississippi from 1822 to 1825. The county was formed on December 23, 1823 as a result of the Treaty of the Dancing Rabbit in 1830. In addition to Leake County, fifteen other counties were created. The legal description of the county was described by the original act :
" Beginning at the northeast corner of Scott County, and running thence north with the line between the ranges 9 and 10 east, to the line between townships 12 and 13, from thence with the line between ranges 5 and 6 east; from thence south with said line between ranges 5 and 6 east, to the line between townships 8 and 9; and from thence east to the place of beginning."
Cities, Towns, and Villages
Abdan, Barnes, Battle Bluff, Bertice, Bolantusha, Carthage, Conway, Coosa, Crossroad, Dossville, Dowell, Drysdale, Ebenezer, Edinburg, Estesmill, Forest Grove, Free Trade, Freeny, Gill, Good Hope, Goshen, Gray, Harmony, Hopoca, Lena, Luther, Madden, Marydell, McAfee, Midway, Ofahoma, Pearl Hill, Piggtown, Pilgrim Rest, Redwater, Remus, Renfroe, Rosebud, Saint Ann, Salem, Singleton, Standing Pine, Sunrise, Thomastown, Tuckers Crossing, Tuscola, Walnut Grove, Wiggins, Williston. (General Land Office- Bureau of Land Management)
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July 4, 2016: Added crime news and death notices.
22 June 2016: Completed Land acquisitions for names ending in C. Added land acquisitions index.
15 June 2016: Completed 1840-1841 Land acquisitions A-B. Added biographies for Reverend Samuel McKay, Elias James McKay and Columbus Washington Alford. Added history of land acqusition and how land was obtained.
8 March 2016: Land acquisitions 1840-1841 names ending in Ba-Bi. Obituaries for George Roby Edwards, and Wiley S. Mabry. Newspaper gleanings.
14 Sept 2015: Updated list of cities and towns. Added to history description. Land acquisitions 1840-1841 names ending in A.
09 Feb 2014: Added William Burks Biography
13 Jan 2014: Added Thomas Burks Biography
23 Aug 2013: Added 1883 Pension List
05 Jun 2012: Added 1890 Veterans Census 2 files
05 Jun 2012: Added Pleasant Hill Cemetery
18 Jul 2009: Added several unincorporated places to list of cities and towns
Jan 2009: News Items: Community, Native American news item; "White Cap" news story; 1850 Mortality Schedule, World War 2 Casualties
Marriage Announcements, Crime News Story for HUGHES; Cemetery Listing
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