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Itawamba County is located in the North-Eastern Portion of Mississippi on the border with Alabama. Itawamba County was formed on February 9, 1836 and was named for the Chickasaw leader Levi Colbert, who was also known as Itawamba.
The county seat is Fulton. Fulton is the birthplace of Vernon Presley, Elvis' father. Tammy Wynette was also born nearby.
The county has a total area of 540.42 square miles of which 532.31 square miles is land and 8.11 square miles (1.50%) is water. The population recorded in the 1840 Federal Census was 5,375. The 2010 census recorded 23,401 residents in the county.
Neighboring counties are Tishomingo County (northeast), Franklin County, Alabama (east), Marion County, Alabama (southeast), Monroe County (south), Lee County (west), and Prentiss County (northwest). Communities in the county include Fulton, Mantachie, Tremont, Beans Ferry, Bounds Crossroads, Carolina, Clay, Dorsey, Evergreen, Fairview, Frog Level, Peaceful Valley, Rara Avis, Ryan's Well, Sandy Springs, Tilden, Van Buren, Yale, and Reedsville.
Itawamba County MSGHN has many records here on our website. Marriage Records, Cemetery listings, tombstone photos, and more. Look at the Itawamba County Data links for a list of available data.
Birth Records - The Mississippi Department of Health maintains records of births after November 1, 1912 on file. This was the year Mississippi began keeping official birth records. You can obtain official copies of birth certificates by mail by using this birth record application on their website. If you just have to order by internet or phone, or use a credit card, you can use VitalCheck, a third party records company recognized by the Mississippi Dept. of Health. Since there are no official birth records before November 1, 1912 for births prior to that date you will need to determine birth information from census records, bible records, baptismal records, cemetery tombstones, etc.
Death Records - The Mississippi Department of Health maintains births recorded after November 1, 1912 on file. This was the year Mississippi began keeping official death records. You can obtain official copies of death certificates by mail by using this death record application on their website. If you just have to order by internet or phone, or use a credit card, you can use VitalCheck, a third party records company recognized by the Mississippi Dept. of Health. Since there are no official death records before November 1, 1912 ...READ MORE
Itawamba County is located in the Northeast portion of Mississippi.
Marriage information is an important part of any family genealogy. These dates may assist you in your Itawamba County, Mississippi research.
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