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Founded in 1836
The name "Tippah" is a Chickasaw word meaning "cut off," and is taken from the creek of the same name that flows across much of the original county from northeast to southwest before emptying into the Tallahatchie River. The creek probably was so named because it, and the ridges on either side, "cut off" the western part of the region from the eastern portion.

The county seat is Ripley

Blue Mountain -- Dumas -- Falkner -- Walnut
Unincorporated places
Brownfield -- Chalybeate -- Tiplersville

Online Data





Church Histories/Records

County Records

Court Records


Family Bibles

Extinct Towns






Wills/Legal Records 

Website Updates:
19 Sep 2015: Added William Montgomery Biography
11 Mar 2014: Added Valentine Collins Biography
09 Feb 2014: Added Matthew Leander Patton Biography
08 Apr 2013: Added William Berry Biography
06 May 2012: Added Lea-Hunt Marriage Announcement
06 May 2012: Added Mary McColum Obituary
02 Dec 2009: Added William Geiger Lorick Biography
15 Nov 2009: Added Cemetery Index
Jan 2009: 1858 and 1859 Marriage Records, World War 2 Casualties
Previous Updates:
Extinct Towns; RIPLEY, MURPHY obits


Surrounding Counties
Hardeman County, Tennessee (north)
Alcorn County (northeast)
Prentiss County (southeast)
Union County (south)
Benton County (west)

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