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Founded January 21, 1823
The county is named for the Yazoo River, whose name, legend has it, comes from an Indian word meaning "River of Death".
Farming and lumber are the predominant industries of Yazoo County
The total land area of 934 square miles makes Yazoo County the largest county in Mississippi.

The area which is now Yazoo County was acquired by the State of Mississippi from the Choctaw Indians in 1820. It was the 19th county established in the State of Mississippi, and remains the largest in area. The first county seat was at Beattie's Bluff, Mississippi. In 1829 the county seat was moved to Benton. In 1849 the county seat was moved once again, to Yazoo City where it remains.

Yazoo County was a battlefield in 1863 and 1864 during the American Civil War.

Yazoo City
Eden -- Satartia
Unincorporated Places
Anding -- Benton -- Holly Bluff -- Tinsley -- Vaughan

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Church Histories/Records

County Records

Court Records


Family Bibles

Extinct Towns






Wills/Legal Records 

Website Updates:
27 Dec 2014: Added George Gerald Family Cemetery
11 Dec 2014: Added 1823 Tax List
31 Jul 2014: Added Crime News Story re: Murder/Suicide
13 Mar 2014: Added Civil War in Yazoo County
03 Jul 2013: Added Higgins Obit
12 May 2013: Added Mills Biography
15 Apr 2012: Added Marriage Announcements for Smith-Dixon, Fouche-Spears, Davis-Erickson, Mount-Grayson, & Roberts-Holloway
15 Apr 2012: Added Williams Biography
09 Feb 2013: Added 1890 Vet Census for ED 155, 156a, 158, 159, 162, 164, 165, 167 (13 Files)
13 Mar 2012: Added Devlin Biography
19 Jan 2012: Added Dixon Biography
19 Jan 2012: Added Boardman Biography
16 May 2010: Pensioners on the Rolls 1883
22 Dec 2009: Additional WW2 Casualties
Jun 2009: pg 39-40 of 1860 census
Jan 2009: Crime News, escaped criminal Robinson; Mexican War Volunteers from the 1st Regiment, Co A., World War 2 Casualties, Slavery News Item
Previous Updates: Extinct Towns, Marriages from Book B; obits and marriage announcements

Surrounding Counties
Humphreys County (north)
Holmes County (northeast)
Madison County (east)
Hinds County (south)
Warren County (southwest)
Issaquena County (west)
Sharkey County (northwest)

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This page last updated on -- 27 Dec 2014

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