Though my Mississippi roots run deep, unfortunately I'm not physically located in Washington County and therefore cannot help you by doing lookups and research. However, I'll be doing the best I can to provide productive links for you and to obtain materials that can be posted on the site itself. If you own any Washington County resources and are available to do lookups for researchers, please tell me. In the meantime, enjoy the site and keep stopping by to watch it grow.
Washington County was formed under the First Mississippi Constitution (1817-1832) on January 29, 1827, largely from the western part of Yazoo County and also from the northern part of Warren County. It was the state’s 22nd county to organize. Washington County was named for George Washington (1732-1799) of Virginia, the commanding general of the Continental Army and the first President of the United States (1789- 1797). Greenville, the seat of county government was named for General Nathaniel Greene of Revolutionary War fame. Washington County is located in the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta soil area of northwest part of the state, bordering the Mississippi River and state of Arkansas.
Around Washington County
Washington County Photos
Washington County Records
Washington County World War I Draft Registrants
WWII Dead and Missing
Company I, 22nd Mississippi Infantry "Swamp Rangers"
Company D, 28th Mississippi Cavalry "Washington Cavalry"
Washington County Resources
Washington County Lookups
Adjacent USGenWeb County Sites
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Sunflower County, Mississippi
Humphries County, Mississippi
Sharkey County, Mississippi
Issaquena County, Mississippi
Chicot County, Arkansas
Gayle Triller, Washington County Coordinator
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