Counties

County Date
Created
Parent County County
Seat
Adams 1799 Natchez District Natchez
Alcorn 1870 Tippah / Tishomingo Corinth
Amite 1809 Wilkinson Liberty
Attala 1833 Choctaw Cession of 1830 Kosciusko
Benton 1870 Marshall / Tippah Ashland
Bolivar 1836 Choctaw Cession Of 1830 Cleveland
Calhoun 1852 Chickasaw / Lafayette / Yalobusha Pittsboro
Carroll 1833 Choctaw Cession Carrollton
Chickasaw 1836 Chickasaw Cession of 1830 Houston
Choctaw 1833 Choctaw Cession Ackerman
Claiborne 1802 Jefferson Port Gibson
Clarke 1833 Choctaw Cession of 1830 Quitman
Clay 1871 Chickasaw / Lowndes /Monroe / Oktibbeha West Point
Coahoma 1836 Chickasaw Cession of 1836 Clarksdale
Copiah 1823 Hinds Hazlehurst
Covington 1819 Lawrence / Wayne Collins
DeSoto 1836 Indian Lands Hernando
Forrest 1906 Perry Hattiesburg
Franklin

adopted

1809 Adams Meadville
George 1910 Greene / Jackson Lucedale
Greene 1811 Amite / Franklin / Wayne Leakesville
Grenada 1870 Carroll/Yalobusha /Montgomery/Tallahatchie/Webster/Choctaw Grenada
Hancock 1812 Mobile District Bay Saint Louis
Harrison 1841 Hancock / Jackson Gulfport
Hinds 1821 Choctaw Cession of 1820 Jackson
Holmes 1833 Yazoo Lexington
Humphreys 1918 Holmes / Washington /Yazoo / Sunflower Belzoni
Issaquena 1844 Washington Mayersville
Itawamba 1836 Chickasaw Cession of 1832 Fulton
Jackson 1812 Mobile District Pascagoula
Jasper 1833 Indian Lands Bay Springs
Jefferson 1799 Natchez Fayette
Jefferson Davis
1906 Covington / Lawrence Prentiss
Jones 1826 Covington / Wayne Laurel / Ellisville
Kemper 1833 Choctaw Cession of 1830 De Kalb
Lafayette 1836 Chickasaw Cession Oxford
Lamar 1904 Marion / Pearl River Purvis
Lauderdale 1833 Choctaw Cession of 1833 Meridian
Lawrence 1814 Marion Monticello
Leake 1833 Choctaw Cession Carthage
Lee 1866 Itawamba / Pontotoc Tupelo
Leflore 1871 Carroll / Sunflower / Tallahatchie Greenwood
Lincoln 1870 Franklin / Lawrence /Copiah / Pike / Amite Brookhaven
Lowndes 1830 Monroe Columbus
Madison 1828 Yazoo Canton
Marion 1811 Amite / Wayne / Franklin Columbia
Marshall 1836 Chickasaw Cession of 1832 Holly Springs
Monroe 1821 Chickasaw Cession of 1821 Aberdeen
Montgomery 1871 Carroll / Choctaw Winona
Neshoba 1833 Choctaw Cession of 1830 Philadelphia
Newton 1836 Neshoba Decatur
Noxubee 1833 Choctaw Cession of 1830 Macon
Oktibbeha 1833 Choctaw Cession of 1830 Starkville
Panola 1836 Chickasaw Cession of 1830 Batesville
Pearl River 1890 Hancock / Marion Poplarville
Perry 1820 Greene New Augusta
Pike 1815 Marion Magnolia
Pontotoc 1836 Chickasaw Cession of 1832 Pontotoc
Prentiss 1870 Tishomingo Booneville
Quitman 1877 Panola / Coahoma Marks
Rankin 1828 Hinds Brandon
Scott 1833 Choctaw Cession of 1832 Forest
Sharkey 1876 Warren / Washington / Issaquena Rolling Fork
Simpson 1824 Choctaw Cession of 1820 Mendenhall
Smith 1833 Choctaw Cession of 1830 Raleigh
Stone 1916 Harrison Wiggins
Sunflower 1844 Bolivar Indianola
Tallahatchie 1833 Choctaw Cession of 1830 Charleston
Tate 1873 Marshall / Tunica / DeSoto Senatobia
Tippah 1836 Chickasaw Cession of 1832 Ripley
Tishomingo 1836 Chickasaw Cession of 1832 Iuka
Tunica 1836 Chickasaw Cession of 1832 Tunica
Union 1870 Pontotoc /Tippah New Albany
Walthall 1910 Marion / Pike Tylertown
Warren 1809 Natchez District Vicksburg
Washington 1827 Warren / Yazoo Greenville
Wayne 1809 Mississippi Territory’s “Old”Washington County Waynesboro
Webster 1874 Montgomery / Chickasaw /Choctaw / Oktibbeha Walthall
Wilkinson 1802 Adams Woodville
Winston 1833 Choctaw Cession of 1830 Louisville
Yalobusha 1833 Choctaw Cession of 1830 Water Valley
Yazoo 1823 Hinds Yazoo City

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