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Welcome to Monroe County MS
History and Genealogy
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Please send any data submissions to me. I will upload them as soon as possible.

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We regret that we are unable to perform personal research for folks.
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If you can't be a County Host, you can still be a great deal of help. We need volunteers who will find interesting Monroe County documents to transcribe and email to us. We are looking for the "raw data" information such as Biographies, Deaths, Births, Marriages and Obituaries. There will be the native Indian history of the area that will be of interest to a lot of people, as well as the Pioneer Families of the county
Founded in 1821, the county is named in honor of President James Monroe.
The county seat is Aberdeen

Major Cities
Aberdeen -- Amory
Hatley -- Nettleton (partly in Lee County) -- Smithville
Ghost towns
Camargo -- Cotton Gin Port

Also, many unincorporated places

Online Data





Church Histories/Records

Court Records


Family Bibles

Extinct Towns





Slavery Data


Wills/Legal Records 

Website Updates:
27 Feb 2015: Added biographies for Tanner
17 Aug 2014: Added Added Fire at Aberdeen Story
19 Mar 2014: Added Engle obituary
23 Aug 2013: Added 1883 Pension List
17 Jun 2013: Added Rape in Monroe County News Article
17 Jun 2013: Added Halliday obituary
12 May 2013: Added Abbott obituary
14 Apr 2013: Added Beechman-Irvin & Jones-Dean Marriage Announcements
14 Apr 2013: Added Frank Jandon Shooting
09 Feb 2013: Added 1890 Vet Census for ED 136 & 137 (4 files)
06 May 2012: Added Wilcox Biography
06 May 2012: Added article of First White Males Born in Monroe County
06 May 2012: Added article of Shooting of C N Jones
06 May 2012: Added Martin obituary
06 May 2012: Added marriage announcements for Booker-Springfield, Christman-Schaunzbacher, Mabry-Sansom
25 Sep 2011: Added biographies for Lindsay, Lister & Tindall
5 Mar 2011: Added Bank Failure News Story
5 Mar 2011: Added Weaver obituary
16 Nov 2010: Added Crenshaw obituary
21 Nov 2009: Added Biography of Levi Colbert
29 Aug 2009: Added 2 obituaries
Jan 2009: Narrative of Ex-Slave Pet Franks, Dora Franks and Wayne Holliday, WW2 Casualties
Previous Updates:
First Baptist Church Marriages; Extinct Towns, Newspaper data; Cemeteries; Vinton Cemetery Burials

Surrounding Counties
Lowndes County (south)
Clay County (southwest)
Chickasaw County (west)
Lee County (northwest)
Itawamba County (north)
Lamar County, Alabama (east)

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This page last updated on -- 27 Feb 2015

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