Attala County, Mississippi


Brief History of Attala County

Attala County was created on December 23, 1833 from territory which had been ceded to the United States by the Choctaw Nation in the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek in 1830. Over the years, Attala's boundary lines have remained constant. Many of the earliest pioneers came from the Carolinas, Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama; and settled in Attalaville, Valena, Burkettsville, and Bluff Springs which are among the oldest settlements in the county. Kosciusko is the county seat.

The earliest that U.S. Census population schedules that are available are for the U.S. Census conducted in 1840.

The Attala County Court House has burned on three separate occasions. The first fire on 28 July 1858 was the most devastating as all records were destroyed. For this reason, no records exist prior to August 1858. The second fire was in July 1860 and although the records on hand were somewhat meager, none were lost. The third fire occured on 26 July 1896 and some records were lost including the county marriage records.

Marriage records from 1896 forward are maintained by the County Clerk and are available at the County Court House on center square in Kosciusko. An index of the marriage records from December, 1896 to 1946 are available on this site.

The Clerk of the Chancery Court has divorce, probate, and Indian records beginning in 1858.

A Brief History of Kosciusko

Attala County Library

Attala County Library
201 S Huntington St.
Kosciusko, MS 39090-3799
Phone: (662)289-5141

Send correspondence to the attention of:
Ann Breedlove Fulgham
Genealogy Clerk

The Attala County Library is now on the internet. If you would like to contact the genealogy department, send an email to:

Address it to Ann Breedlove Fulgham.  Please be brief as Ann is very busy with her library duties.

Attala County Mailing List (ATTALA-L)

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Other sites worth investigating:

Mississippi Master County Index
USGenWeb Main Page
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