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Welcome to Lowndes County MS
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Founded in 1830, Lowndes County is named for U.S. Congressman William Jones Lowndes.
Its county seat is Columbus.

Friendship Cemetery, in Columbus MS, was the site of one of the first recorded observances of Memorial Day.  It is reported that in late April 1866, a group of Columbus women went to the cemetery to honor those who died at the Battle of Shiloh.  The women were impartial in honoring the dead.  They placed flowers on the graves of both the Confederate and Union soldiers.  Their action is said to have inspired Francis Miles Finch's poem "The Blue and the Gray".

Cities, Towns and Other Communities
City: Columbus
Towns: Artesia -- Caledonia -- Crawford
CDP's: Columbus AFB -- New Hope
Unincorporated places: Bent Oak -- Billups -- Flint Hill
-- Forreston -- Kolola Springs -- Mayhew -- McCrary -- Penns
-- Plum Grove -- Steens -- Trinity -- Wells -- Whitebury -- Woodlawn
Ghost town: Plymouth


Online Data

Biographies

Births

Cemeteries

Census

Church Histories/Records

County Records

Court Records

Deaths

History

Extinct Towns

Marriages

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Surnames

Wills/Legal Records

Website Updates:
29 Sep 2013: Added Mysteriously Disapppeared, news story
06 Sep 2013: Added Cobb Biography
23 Aug 2013: Added 1883 Pension List
24 May 2013: Added Orvill Brown Biography
24 May 2013: Added Richard Brownrigg Biography
12 May 2013: Added William Cannon Obituary
13 May 2013: Added Knocked Unconscious Story
09 Apr 2012: Added Newspaper Editors Fight Story
09 Apr 2012: Added Lowndes County Singing Convention Story
09 Apr 2012: Added Lenderman-Winston Marriage Announcement
09 Apr 2012: Added William Snell Obituary
09 Apr 2012: Added George Ingle Obituary
12 May 2012: Added Thomas C Teasdale Biography
12 May 2012: Added E A Brown Hanged Himself
12 May 2012: Added C M Beasley Arrested
12 May 2012: Added Added A Body Found
12 May 2012: Added Added A Killing at Caledonia
12 May 2012: Added Added History of Presbyterian Church in Lowndes County
12 May 2012: Added Added Article with Miscellaneous History Facts
12 May 2012: Added Added Farewell to the Log Cabin article
12 May 2012: Added Added 1820 To 1830 - Growth And Development article
12 May 2012: Added Added Newspapers in Columbus article
12 May 2012: Added Added Earliest Inhabitants Of Columbus article
12 May 2012: Added Added Removal of the Indians article
12 May 2012: Added Added Columbus in the Civil War article
11 May 2012: Added Added 1890 Veteran's Census (3 EDs)
06 May 2012: Added Added History of Cumberland Presbyterian Church
06 May 2012: Added Added History of Protestant Episcopal Church
06 May 2012: Added Added History of Methodist Church
06 May 2012: Added Added History of Presbyterian Church in Columbus
06 May 2012: Added Added History of Baptist Church
06 May 2012: Added Added History of Jewish Church
06 May 2012: Added Added History of Roman Catholic Church
06 May 2012: Added Added History of Christian Church
06 May 2012: Added Added marriage notices for Featherson-Harris & Donnell-Santini
06 May 2012: Added Added biographies for Cocke, Muldrow, Stewart, Witherspoon
25 Sep 2011: Added Added article about shootout on street
25 Sep 2011: Added Added will for Willeford
25 Sep 2011: Added Added biographies for Banks, Barry, Meek, Sims & Tucker
25 Sep 2011: Added Added Obituaries for Arnold & Ellis
5 Mar 2011: Added Railroad Survey Story
23 May 2010: Added Cobb Obit
12 Nov 2009: Added Cemetery Index
Jan 2009: World War 2 Casualties

1827-1880 Births from Bethel Presbyterian Church Records; Obits for Sloan, Arnold, Gibbs, Taylor; Extinct Towns
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Surrounding Counties
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Noxubee County (south)
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Oktibbeha County (west)
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Clay County (northwest)
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Monroe County (north)
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Lamar County, Alabama (northeast)
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Pickens County, Alabama (southeast)
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This page last updated on -- 29 Sep 2013