Itawamba is a rural
Mississippi county, nestled in the foothills of southern Appalachia. Founded
in 1836, Itawamba County borders the Mississippi counties of Lee, Prentiss,
Tishomingo and Monroe and the Alabama counties of Franklin, and Marion.
The Tombigbee River and Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway runs the length of
the county, north and south and US Highway 78 runs the width of the county
east and west. The county was settled primarily by settlers from Alabama,
Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee.
History and Genealogy
View Early Deeds of Itawamba County, including a history of early Itawamba and a deed plotting tutorial. This 47-page PDF publication (850 kb) is fully indexed including a Chickasaw name index, a slave name index and a full name index.
View the the Itawamba County Stock Mark book (1851-1905). A unique county record group, the Itawamba County Stock Mark book is a small bound book (6 ½ inches by 7 ½ inches) and contains livestock registrations from 1851 through 1904. Most all the entries are ear marks.
View Mantachie Town Photographs taken during the year 1920. These photographs were taken on Main Street (currently Church Street) in the business district.
View the Directory and Historical Sketch of Fulton Station Methodist Episcopal Church South. Now known as First United Methodist Church in Fulton, this 12-page booklet was published during 1934.
View the Chancery Index: 1836-1900 which contains and alphabetical and numercial index of the probate packets found in the Itawamba County Chancery Court Clerk's office in PDF Format. This 103-page online book is a valuable tool in researching Itawamba County probate records.
650 kb (Requires Adobe® Reader®)
View the Every-Name Index of the excellent research book Mother Monroe in PDF Format
470 kb (Requires Adobe® Reader®)
View the 1898 Grand Jury Pension List Digital Images
View the Fulton Southern Herald Digital Images: 1860
View the 1891 Cram's Mississippi Map
View the Itawamba Archival Photograph Collection
View the Itawamba County Research Directory and Address Book
Download the 1885 Mississippi Cities, Towns and Villages Directory
(Requires Adobe® Reader®)
Download the Society Membership Brochure in PDF Format
(Requires Adobe® Reader®)
View the Old Fulton Cemetery Gallery
View the Complete 1922 Itawamba Agricultural High School Yearbook
View the Complete 1921-22 Itawamba Agricultural High School Student Handbook
View the Judson Baptist Association Minutes: 1889
View the Marriage Book 6 Index Pages: 1861-1866
View the Mississippi Indian Cession Map from the 1891 Goodspeed's Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Mississippi (583kb jpeg file)
Concise History of Early Itawamba contains information about the history
of early Itawamba County from its pre-organization days in the Chickasaw
Nation to the outbreak of the Civil War.
Civil War in Itawamba County The Civil War in Itawamba County is a
narrative containing data about Itawamba County's unique position in the
Civil War and includes photographs.
The Itawamba County Research Guide is a comprehensive guide to genealogical research
in Itawamba County and contains many resources for information.
County Research Map is a county map published by the historical society during the 1980's. The society has digitized this map resource for the online researcher.
Been Published about Itawamba County is a listing of publications that
have been printed about Itawamba County, Mississippi history and genealogy.
This is an ongoing project as more sources are being added on a regular
your Ancestor's Deeds is a basic illustrated tutorial on discovering
the location of your ancestor's property in Itawamba County using deeds.
The reader will be able to use the various maps used in the publication to locate
their ancestor's property.
County MSGenWeb is an excellent site. Be sure to pay
her site a visit!
Official Land Patent Records Site is an excellent resource from the
US Department of Interior - Bureau of Land Management. Image access is
provided to more than two million Federal land title records for Eastern
Public Land States, issued between 1820 and 1908, including all the land
patents of Itawamba County.
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System is an excellent resource from
the US National Park Service. This system includes a computerized database
containing basic facts about servicemen who served during the Civil War.
The database currently contains approximately 2.7 million soldier names
from over 30 states and territories including 174,699 soldiers from Mississippi.