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Tunica County was established February 9, 1836, and is one of the twelve counties formed in that year from the Chickasaw Indian cession of 1832. It was named for the Tunica Indian tribe, the word meaning "the people." As originally established, Tunica County embraced an area of about 19 townships, or 684 square miles, and its limits were defined. In 1873 it surrendered a part of its territory to Tate, and other portion in 1877 to Quitman, which reduced its area to 418 square miles. To read the remainder of
Tunica County's history.
History of Tunica County, 1891
Tunica County Links (offsite):
1840 Index to Tunica County Federal Census
1840 Tunica County Federal Census
1841 Index to Tunica County State Census
1850 Tunica County Federal Census
1850 Mortality Schedule for Tunica County
1860 Index to Tunica County Federal Census
Land Patent Records
Masonic Lodge No. 257 Report
Probate Records 1837-1849
Query/Message Board for Tunica County (RootsWeb)
Query/Message Board for Tunica County (GenForum)
Slaveholder Information (1860-1870 Federal Census)
Tunica County Museum
World War I
Tunica County Chancery Clerk, PO Box 217, Tunica, MS 38676 - property deeds;
probate, civil court, and divorce records
Tunica County Circuit Clerk, PO Box 184, Tunica, MS 38676 - marriage, criminal
court, and voter records
Mississippi Department of Archives &
History, PO Box 571, Jackson, MS 39205-0571; (601) 359-6850
Mississippi State Department of
Health, PO Box 1700, Jackson, MS 39215-1700; (601) 576-7960 - birth and death
Robert C. Irwin Public Library, 1285 Kenny Hill Ave., Tunica, MS 38676; Phone:
662-363-2162; Fax: 662-357-5929
The Tunica Times, PO Box 308, 986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676; Phone: (662) 873-4354; Fax: 873-4355
Banner photo credits:
Tate Log House (photo courtesy of Jackie & Kenneth Rhodes.)
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