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Alcorn County is located in the north-eastern portion of Mississippi. Alcorn County was formed in 1870 and was named for Governor James L. Alcorn, the first Governor of Mississippi
The county seat is Corinth, which was located at the then junction of the Southern, Mobile, and Ohio and Illinois Central railroads. Also the location for the Siege of Corinth, an early campaign of the American Civil War.
With the exception of Columbus, Corinth was historically the only large manufacturing center in the northern part of the state, making it an important area during the Civil War.
The county has a total area of 401.35 square miles, the smallest county in Mississippi, of which 399.89 square miles is land and 1.46 square mile (0.36%) is water. The population recorded in the 1870 Federal Census was 10,431. The 2010 census recorded 37,057 residents in the county.
Neighboring counties are McNairy County, Tennessee (north), Hardin County, Tennessee (northeast), Tishomingo County (east), Prentiss County (south), Tippah County (west), and Hardeman County, Tennessee (northwest). Communities in the county include Corinth, Farmington, Glen, Rienzi, Kossuth, Jacinto, Wenasoga, Kendrick, Biggersville, Hinkle, and Theo.
Alcorn County MSGHN has many records here on our website. Marriage Records, Cemetery listings, and more. Look at the Alcorn 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
Alcorn County is located in northeast along the border with Tennessee.
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