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Humphreys County is located in the Delta Region of Mississippi. Humphreys County was formed on March 28, 1918 and was named in honor of Benjamin G. Humphreys, a general for the Confederate States of America during the civil war, and later a governor of the state. Humphreys County was named Farm-Raised Catfish Capital of the World in 1976.
The county seat is Belzoni, named for the 19th century Italian explorer Giovanni Battista Belzoni.
The county has a total area of 431.16 square miles of which 418.09 square miles is land and 13.07 square miles (3.03%) is water. The population recorded in the 1920 Federal Census was 19,192. The 2010 census recorded 9,375 residents in the county.
Neighboring counties are Sunflower County (north), Leflore County (northeast), Holmes County (east), Yazoo County (south), Sharkey County (southwest), and Washington County (west). Communities in the county include Belzoni, Isola, Louise, Silver City, Lodi, and Midnight.
Humphreys County MSGHN has many records here on our website. Marriage Records, Cemetery listings, tombstone photos, and more. Look at the Humphreys 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
Humphreys County is located in the Delta Region of Mississippi.
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