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The county was founded on December 31, 1833.
Tallahatchie is a Choctaw name meaning "rock of waters".

The county is one of ten in Mississippi with two county seats, Charleston and Sumner. Charleston was the first county seat, and Sumner was organized later in 1872.

A settlement of five communities had grown up along the forks of Tillatoba Creek. Colonel Thomas Bailey came from Kentucky and formed the first settlement on the north fork of the creek which was about five miles to the northeast. He was later joined by James Bailey, Samuel Caruthers, William Flemming, M. Johnson, Willam Kendrick, Robert Thrasher, A. Patterson, and Kinchen Mayo who extended the settlement along the creek toward the Junction. Another settlement was started by the Priddy's, the J. Houstons, Cade Alford and the Carson family who extended the settlement along the creek to the junction of three forks.
[Source: Wikipedia.org]

Sumner -- Tutwiler -- Webb
Unincorporated places
Brazil -- Cascilla -- Enid -- Leverett -- Paynes -- Philipp -- Swan Lake -- Tippo

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Website Updates:
04 May 2018: Added William Eskridge Biography
11 Mar 2018: Added Charles Broome Biography
11 Mar 2018: Added James Caldwell Biography
11 Mar 2018: Added James Boothe Biography
11 Mar 2018: Added Edwin Dinkins Biography
03 Jan 2018: Added Cemeteries: Mt Pisgah, Needmore, New Hope, Old Masonic, Oliver Grove, Paul, Pinehill, Rocky Branch, Rosemound, Smith, Spring Hill, Womble-Slaughter
13 Aug 2017: Added Sturdivant Family Bible
12 Jun 2013: Added Jenkins & Mabry Obits
12 Jun 2013: Added Henry Butler Sentenced Article
12 Jun 2013: Added Murder of Dr T J New Article
17 May 2012: Added 1890 Vet Census (4 EDs)
17 May 2012: Added Jamie Whitten Biography
17 May 2012: Added 6 Crime News Articles
17 May 2012: Added 2 Community News Articles
17 May 2012: Added 3 Marriage Announcements
28 Jan 2010: Added Cemeteries: Adams Arbor, Ashland, Bethel, Clark, Corinth, Jenkins, Magnolia
15 Nov 2009: Added Cemetery Index
Jan 2009: Biographies for BOOTHE, HALL; Death Notice for JULIAN; 1883 pensioners; World War 2 Casualties
Previous Updates: 1860 Mortality Schedule; Extinct Towns

Surrounding Counties
Quitman County (north)
Panola County (northeast)
Yalobusha County (east)
Grenada County (southeast)
Leflore County (south)
Sunflower County (southwest)
Coahoma County (northwest)

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