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Greene County is located in the Southeastern portion of Mississippi. Greene County was established on the 9th day of December in 1811 and was named in honor of the Revolutionary War General, Nathanael Greene.
Greene County was created from portions of Amite, Franklin, Wayne, and what would later become George counties. The county seat is Leakesville, near the center of the county.
Among its first settlers were Laughlin McKay and John McRae, both of whom were members of the Constitutional Convention of 1817; the McDuffeys, McCaskill's, McPherson's, McLeod's, Walter Denny, McInnis, Laughlin McKay, the Breland's, Moody's, Smith's, Kittrell's, Avera's and Brewer's.
Other early settlers included Alexander Fairley, Preston Beard, Alexander Avera, Samuel Breland, S. V. McKay, Farqua McLeod, John McInnis, W. P. Avera, E. B. Box, J. J. McInnis, David Kittrell, Lemuel Bradford, Josiah Byrd, Asa Breland, Elbert Lewis Ezell, William Walley, H. G. Mills, Joseph Dickinson, E. W. Davis, Ebenezer M. Dunnam, James Freeman, J. M. Sewell, H. C. Cochran, William Turner, Sr., R. H. Walley, Willis Mills, James Beard, David Langford, Daniel Brewer, William Cooley, J. C. Breland, William Moody, Lewis Turner, J.S. Turner and William Neel.
The county has a total area of 718.69 square miles of which 712.82 square miles is land and 5.87 square mile (0.82%) is water. The population recorded in the 1820 Federal Census was 1,445. The 2010 census recorded 14,400 residents in the county.
Communities in the county include Leakesville, McLain, State Line (partly in Wayne County), Avera, Leaf, and Neely. Neighboring counties are Wayne County (north), Washington County, Alabama (northeast), Mobile County, Alabama (southeast), George County (south), Perry County (west).
Greene County MSGHN has many records here on our website. Marriage Records, Cemetery listings, tombstone photos, and more. Look at the Greene 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
Greene County is located in the Southeast portion of Mississippi.
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