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Founded in 1833.
Oktibbeha is a Native American word meaning either bloody water (because of a battle fought on the banks between the Chickasaws and Choctaws) or possibly "icy creek".

By 1835, the county seat had been established at Boardtown, which changed its name to Starkville in honor of General John Stark, a hero of the Revolutionary War.

A part of its northern area taken in 1872 assisted in forming the new county of Clay, and in 1874 another piece of the county went to form Sumner, afterward Webster County. In 1875, fire swept through downtown Starkville destroying 52 buildings.

Indian artifacts over 2000 years old have been found near the Indian mounds adjacent to Indian Mound Campground, just east of Starkville.

The county seat is Starkville

Communities in the County

Starkville -- Maben (partly in Webster County) -- Sturgis
Unincorporated places
Bradley -- Longview -- Mississippi State -- Oktoc -- Osborn -- Sessums

Online Data

Biographies

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Census

Church Histories/Records

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Court Records

Deaths

Family Bibles

Extinct Towns

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Obituaries

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Wills/Legal Records 

Website Updates:
07 Apr 2014: Added Maben Incident
23 Aug 2013: Added 1883 Pension List
08 Apr 2013: Added Marriage Announcements for: Crow-Montgomery, Ward-Connell, Puller-Smith
08 Apr 2013: Added Stiles & Barry Biographies
08 Apr 2013: Added Associated Reform Presbyterian Cemetery Transcription
09 Feb 2013: Added 1890 Vet Census for ED 73, 74, 155 (3 Files)
06 Apr 2012: Added Presbyterian Mission at Mayhew
06 Apr 2012: Added First Methodist Church Membership roll of 1859
08 Jan 2012: Added Obits for McKinley & Warren
23 May 2010: Added Biographical Sketches of Early Landowners
23 May 2010: Added List of Slave Owners
World War 2 Casualties, List of Cemeteries
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Surrounding Counties

Choctaw -- Clay -- Lowndes
Noxubee -- Webster -- Winston

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This page last updated on -- 7 Apr 2014

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