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County Information

Founded in 1877

The bill for the formation of the county was introduced in the legislature by Lepold Marks, representing Tunica County, and passed on 1 February 1877.The land was taken from portions of Panola, Tunica, Coahoma and Tallahatchie counties.The new county was named for John A. Quitman, Governor of Mississippi from 1835 to 1836 and from 1850 to 1851.
LocationQuitman county is located in theMississippi Delta, one of the largest and most fertile deltas in the world.Memphis is 82.4 milesnorth of Marks,the county seat. Clarksdale is 18.4 miles to the west.Batesville is 20.1 miles to the east.Tutwiler is 20.1 miles to the south.

Cities and Towns

Crenshaw (mostly in Panola County)
Crowder (partly in Panola County)
Falcon -- Lambert -- Sledge

Unincorporated Places
Allen -- Barksdale -- Birdie -- Belen
-- Bobo -- Chancy -- Darling -- Denton -- Essex -- Hinchcliff -- Locke Station Longstreet -- Oliverfried -- Riverside -- Riverview -- Sabino -- Vance (part in Tallahatchie county)
Walnut -- West Marks -- Yarbrough

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County Records

Court Records


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Military Records

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School Records

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Website Updates:
31 Mar 2018: Updated
Cemetery Locator Map
31 Mar 2018: Updated
Cemetery Index
10 Sep 2014: Added
James Dalton Obit
06 Sep 2013: Added
George Reed Obit
28 Mar 2013: Added
Daisy White Obit
05 Jun 2012: Updated
Cemetery Index
10 Dec 2009: Added
Cemetery Locator Map
10 Dec 2009: Updated
Cemetery Index
15 Nov 2009: Added
Cemetery Index
Jan 2009: Capt. Smith obit; 1880 Mortality Index, WW2 Casualties


Surrounding Counties

Tallahatchie County (south)

Coahoma County (west)

Tunica County (north)

Panola County (east)

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This page last updated on -- 31 Mar 2018

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