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Jackson County is located in the extreme South-Eastern portion of Mississippi on the Gulf Coast. Jackson County was formed on December 14, 1812 and named in honor of the United States President Andrew Jackson. Jackson County is home to Ingalls Shipyard, one of the premier ship-building facilities in the world. Jackson County is the largest county in Mississippi.
The county seat is Pascagoula, a major industrial city in Mississippi that is located on the Gulf Coast.
The county has a total area of 1,043.30 square miles of which 726.90 square miles is land and 316.40 square miles (30.33%) is water. The population recorded in the 1820 Federal Census was 1,682. The 2010 census recorded 139,688 residents in the county.
Neighboring counties are George County (north), Mobile County, Alabama (east), Harrison County (west), and Stone County (northwest). Communities in the county include Gautier, Moss Point, Ocean Springs, Pascagoula, Big Point, Escatawpa, Gulf Hills, Gulf Park Estates, Helena, Hickory Hills Hurley, Latimer, St. Martin, Vancleave, Wade, Eastlawn, East Moss Point, Eastside, Fontainebleau, Gulf Islands National Seashore, Iowana, Kreole, Larue, Navy Homeport, Orange Grove, Pecan, Polfry, Three Rivers, Windsor Park, Vestry, and Brewton.
Jackson County MSGHN has many records here on our website. Marriage Records, Cemetery listings, tombstone photos, and more. Look at the Jackson 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
Jackson County is located in Southeast Mississippi on the Gulf Coast.
Marriage information is an important part of any family genealogy. These dates may assist you in your Jackson County, Mississippi research.
For a list of Jackson County, Mississippi Cemeteries, tombstone photos and more.