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Hinds County is located in the West-Central portion of Mississippi. Hinds County was formed on February 12, 1821 and was named in honor of Gen. Thomas Hinds, hero of the War of 1812 and a United States Congressman. Jackson, the Capital of Mississippi and the largest city in the state is located in the county.
The dual Hinds County seats are Raymond and Jackson.
The county has a total area of 877.35 square miles of which 869.18 square miles is land and 8.16 square miles (0.93%) is water. The population recorded in the 1830 Federal Census was 8,645. The 2010 census recorded 245,285 residents in the county.
Neighboring counties are Madison County (northeast), Rankin County (east), Simpson County (southeast), Copiah County (south), Claiborne County (southwest), Warren County (west), and Yazoo County (northwest). Communities in the county include Clinton, Jackson, Raymond, Bolton, Byram, Edwards, Learned, Utica, Terry, Brownsville, Dabney Crossroads, Midway, Oakly, Pocahontas, and Turkey Creek.
Hinds County MSGHN has many records here on our website. Marriage Records, Cemetery listings, tombstone photos, and more. Look at the Hinds 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
Hinds County is located in the West-Central portion of Mississippi.
Marriage information is an important part of any family genealogy. These dates may assist you in your Hinds County, Mississippi research.
For a list of Hinds County, Mississippi Cemeteries, tombstone photos and more.