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Holmes County
created 1833

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Site Updated

March 17, 2008


 
Welcome to

Holmes County is located in the west central part of Mississippi. It was created February 19, 1833 out of the land originally ceded by the Choctaw Indians in the Treaty of Doak’s Stand, October 18, 1820 and known as the “New Purchase.” Out of the original large county of Hinds was formed Yazoo County, and Holmes was formed from Yazoo in 1833. Lexington is the county seat.

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Lexington Court House - This came from an old postcard - circa 1960s
 

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BIOGRAPHIES, PIONEER FAMILIES, AND PHOTOS,

Biographies of Holmes County early residents and photographs
Pioneer Families of Holmes County

CHURCH AND CEMETERY

WPA Scanned Images
-  WPA Cemetary Listings
-  GNIS Cemetery Listing
-  Church Listings
-  Cemeteries Online!   Including a Surname Index

CENSUS AND ENUMERATIONS

  • -  1840 Holmes County Federal Census
    -  1841 State Census
    -  1850 Holmes County Mortality Schedule
    -  1860 Slave Schedule

     

    GENERAL LAND OFFICE RECORDS

    I have begun to download the General Land Office Records for Carroll County that are on file with the Bureau of Land Management and have arranged these in Township/Range format as well as alphabetical.  I have a complete listing now online. I would like to extend this project to include mapping, so if you have time to give to this project, please contact the County Coordinator.

    HISTORY

    -  Post Offices
    -  Holmes County Representatives
    -  Holmes County Schools
    -  Durant High School Class of 1927
    -  Lexington Football Team of 1929

    -  Early Lexington Pictures

    -  Holmes Agricultural High School, Goodman Mississippi, Class of 1929
    -  Early  Pictures of Holmes County
    -  History of Holmes County
    -  Old Homes in Holmes County

    LINKS

       Links to areas of interest, queries, and research in Holmes County

    MAILING LISTS

    -  Holmes County Message Board (offsite link)
    Holmes County Mailing List (Offsite Link)

    MILITARY

    -  Civil War Units and Muster Lists

    QUERIES AND SURNAMES

    Genealogical Queries and Surnames Listings
    Or postings to the Query Boards.

    RESOURCES OF HOLMES COUNTY

    -  Resources of Holmes County

    TAX, COURT, AND WILL RECORDS

    -  Wills and Deeds Records
    -  WPA Indexes
    -  Pension Records

    VITAL RECORDS

    Bible Records
    African American Deaths in Holmes and Surrounding Counties
    Obituaries

    VOLUNTEER LOOKUPS

    -  Holmes County Lookups

    WHATS NEW

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    Many thanks to the wonderful people who donate their time doing Holmes County Lookups!

    Please visit our surrounding counties.

     

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    Page Last Updated March 18, 2008



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