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Welcome to Rankin County MS
History and Genealogy
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Founded in 1828
The county is named in honor of Christopher Rankin, a Mississippi congressman who served from 1819 to 1826.
The county seat is Brandon


Cities
Brandon -- Flowood -- Jackson (mostly in Hinds County, small portion in Madison County)
Pearl -- Richland
Towns
Florence -- Pelahatchie
Villages
Puckett
Unincorporated places
Fannin -- Johns -- Leesburg -- Piney Woods -- Star -- Whitfield

Online Data

Biographies

Births

Cemeteries

Census

Church Histories/Records

County Records

Court Records

Deaths

Family Bibles

Extinct Towns

Marriages

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Surnames

Wills/Legal Records 

Website Updates:
23 Aug 2013: Added 1883 Pension List
12 May 2013: Added Obituary for Bibb
08 Apr 2013: Added Marriage Announcement for Jayne-Walker
08 Apr 2013: Added Marriage Announcement for Layton-Harris
08 Apr 2013: Added Marriage Announcement for Glass-Wilson
09 May 2012: Added 1890 Veteran's Census Dist 4
28 May 2010: Added Crime Stories to Newspapers
15 Nov 2009: Added Cemetery Index
Jan 2009: WW2 Casualties
Previous Updates:
1850 Manufacturing Census Schedule; Extinct Towns; MCBRIDE Obit, Crime and Court News; Marriage Announcements
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Surrounding Counties
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Madison County (north)
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Scott County (east)
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Smith County (southeast)
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Simpson County (south)
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Hinds County (west)
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This page last updated on -- 23 Aug 2013