Rankin county has seven incorporated cities and numerous communities spread out over 774 square miles. There are 34 public schools in rankin county with an average homefacts rating of a. Smith county mississippi genealogy society since 1998, building a library of genealogical publications for sale and collecting family histories, and helping researchers find connections, now working on a military history of smith county. Enter the information into one of the fields below then click on the submit button. Digital library central mississippi regional library system. Pearl river county roll 2 pike county perry county pontotoc county prentiss county quitman county rankin county scott county simpson county. Mississippi is covered under our southern states mailing list. Everyday discount prices and great customer service.
Brandon, the first nativeborn governor of mississippi and who was in office at the time, signing the bill creating rankin county. Since we offer many different county history and genealogy cds, please be sure to specify that you wish to order the mississippi county, arkansas history, genealogy and maps cd. The county seat is brandon cities brandon flowood jackson mostly in hinds county, small portion in madison county pearl richland towns florence. Rankin county, mississippi genealogy genealogy familysearch. Your online source of rankin county mississippi genealogy and history. There are 192 registered sex offenders residing in the county.
If you have been looking for private country living with beautiful porch views, take a look at this property in rankin county, ms. A history of rankin county mississippi, volume i contains interesting facts about communities in our county which we plan to share with you in these pages. Guide to rankin county, mississippi ancestry, genealogy and family history. The county seat was originally proposed to be poindexter by a member of the legislature. Location of rankin county in mississippi this is a list of the national register of historic places listings in rankin county, mississippi. Volume 1 gives a chronological accounty of rankin countys past from the indian period to the civil war.
The rankin county historical society has published the following books and they are available for purchase by mail or you may pick up copies in the genealogy room at the brandon library. The land records division also dockets and indexes judgments and files certain uniform. As of the 2010 census, the population was 141,617, making it the fourthmost populous county in mississippi. Cemeteries in rankin county, mississippi find a grave. The rankin chamber of commerce rankin county genealogy and historical page rankin. Rankin county is one of the fastest growing counties in mississippi. Mississippi genealogy is being developed as a genealogical and historical resource for your personal use. Rankin county is named in honor of christopher rankin, a mississippi congressman who served from 1819 to 1826. History of leesburg rankin county history rankin county was formed on february 4, 1828, from the portion of hinds county lying east of the pearl river, and was named in honor of christopher rankin, congressman from mississippi. Rankin county is a county located in the state of mississippi, with the western border of the county formed by the pearl river. Many of these communities you know, others no longer exist, but all figure in our rankin county heritage. Other municipal and mississippi state offices also maintain records that are useful for tracing lineage.
Natchez burning by greg iles, the optimists daughter by eudora welty, the secret history by donna tartt, a streetc. First session book of the oldest presbyterian church in mississippi, journal of. Baldwinlee funeral directors 3780 highway 80 east jackson, ms 39208. Land records refer to those record series that may involve real estate. Located east of jackson and hinds county, there are 7 incorporated cities among towns and villages. The original 40acre tract was a 1,320foot by 1,320foot square. The tate county genealogical and historical society, inc has made every effort to obtain the chancery court records of those counties adjoining tate. Rankin county, mississippi is a county in mississippi in da usa geografie. Brandon, who twice served as governor of mississippi during its early years of statehood.
Rankin county genealogical community for mississippi, genealogy family research,township history, cemetery listings, tombstone photos, family photos, marriages. Contribute, create and discover gravesites from all over the world. Papers that changed their name throughout the history of their publication are filed chronologically and noted with an asterisk. Not to be confused with the official state website, weve found the digital state archives website for the state of mississippi to be a good source for additional links. Rankin was formerly known as spears cut and was at one time a flag stop on the railroad. Specifically, it provides sources for birth records, death records, marriage records, census records, tax records, court records, and military records. Rankin county, ms genealogy and history presented by the. Rankin county has seven incorporated cities and numerous communities spread out over 774 square miles, with a population of over 142,000. At the time of its greatest prosperity the population of richmond was about three hundred. Newton county, mississippi genealogy, books, cds, maps. C2 s3 general history shelton cemetery, mississippi genealogical exchange, june 1974. The mississippi state hospital is located in whitfield. The name brandon was chosen to honor the new governor gerard chittocque brandon. National register of historic places listings in rankin.
The western border of the county is formed by the pearl river. He and his wife carol reside in rankin county and are the proud parents of three and grandparents of seven. Document center browse documents rankin county, mississippi. General index to powers of attorney rankin county, mississippi, 18411881, 1889 source. The official website of rankin county, mississippi. This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the national register of historic places in rankin county, mississippi, united states. Determination was probably the main factor which led to the formation of the rankin county historical society, a group of people led by sara richardson were determined that the history of rankin county should and would be preserved. A history of rankin county, mississippi 2 volumes rankin county historical society on. Rankin county forms a large triangular area of land near the center of the state. Census bureau maintains genealogy records in the form of census data. Familysearch livingstons law register, 1851 rankin county lawyers source. A text index linked to digital images of a book that lists important information about the area and the names of its residents and businesses. Jul 20, 2009 welcome to rankin county, mississippi. Linkpendium s goal is to index every genealogy, geneology.
Rankin county mississippi mississippi genealogy and history. Rankin county, mississippi marriage records 18281857 free. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 141,617, making it the fourthmost populous county in mississippi. Located five miles east of brandon, rankins post office, named for the county, was opened in 1870, abolished in 1910 in favor of an r. When you find a useful new resource, go to the right linkpendium page and click on the add your favorite websites to this page link. Located east of jackson and hinds county, there are 7. These include documents traditionally recorded in deeds books and plat cabinets, such as deeds, deed of. The number of people per household in rankin county is 2.
Rankin county, mississippi research at genealogy today. Volume 2 address the civil war, the period of reconstruction and then looks towards the turn of the century in 1900 and om inside book jacket. A history of rankin county mississippi volume i volume 1 paperback january 1, 1988 by rankin county historical society author see all formats and editions hide other formats and editions. Mississippi county arkansas genealogy, history, maps with. Whitfield is an unincorporated community located in rankin county, mississippi, united states. Rankin county is located in the state of mississippi. The heritage of tate county history book published in 1991 is no longer available in book form, however it is available on a searchable dvd. This site is privately owned and is not an official site of familysearch international or the church of jesus christ of latterday saints lds. It contains information and records for mississippi ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Cemeteries in rankin county, mississippi, a find a grave. Google books rankin county court records directory source. These microfilm are located in special collections and may be requested at the special collections reference desk. Richmond 66 the old town of richmond was situated on the east side of pearl river, about five miles from jackson. These include documents traditionally recorded in deeds books and plat cabinets, such as deeds, deed of trust, authorities to cancel, plats, name change orders, and many other documents.
History of the baptists in rankin county, journal of mississippi history, july. Assessment rolls and consolidated tax books,18801889 rankin county. Historical markers in rankin county mississippi historical. Soon, a survey for the town of brandon was completed and brandon was established as a municipality. Rankin county genealogy records are kept by a number of different government agencies and departments in rankin county, mississippi. A history of rankin county mississippi volume i volume. Court records free reference and directory estate records. References to these can be found in the books index of mississippi session acts 1817. Founded in 1828 the county is named in honor of christopher rankin, a mississippi congressman who served from 1819 to 1826.975 639 156 846 1207 795 381 1164 1016 366 1374 617 488 762 336 365 858 1152 1018 598 161 671 1306 1047 554 1313 1228 264 269 659 1373 299 784 343 960 756 1104