State Census Returns, 1818-1880; n.d. Series 0100

From the creation of the state in 1817, up until the year 1880, the Mississippi legislature, through statutes and constitutional requirement, provided for the enumeration of the inhabitants of the state. The series consists of county population enumeration compiled by the county sheriff and tax assessor. The returns vary considerably in the type and completeness of data collected. A twelve-page Historical Note provides additional background information for the series. Images of the census returns were created by FamilySearch onsite at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History in 2011 and are arranged by description, date, and page number.


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7 Series

Adams County


1 Series

Alcorn County


6 Series

Amite County


4 Series

Attala County


1 Series

Bainbridge County (Covington County)


5 Series

Bolivar County


1 Series

Calhoun County


2 Series

Carroll County


5 Series

Chickasaw County


5 Series

Choctaw County


6 Series

Claiborne County


4 Series

Clarke County


1 Series

Clay County


3 Series

Coahoma County


7 Series

Copiah County


4 Series

Covington County


4 Series

De Soto County


6 Series

Franklin County


6 Series

Greene County


2 Series

Grenada County


8 Series

Hancock County


2 Series

Harrison County


6 Series

Hinds County


1 Series

Historical Note Regarding Survey of Mississippi State Census Returns, 1818-1880


1 Series

Holmes County


1 Series

Holmes County, book 1


1 Series

Holmes County, book 2


4 Series

Issaquena County


6 Series

Itawamba County


4 Series

Jackson County


3 Series

Jasper County


7 Series

Jefferson County


5 Series

Jones County


5 Series

Kemper County


1 Series

Lafayette County


3 Series

Lauderdale County


9 Series

Lawrence County


1 Series

Lawrence County?


4 Series

Leake County


1 Series

Lee County


1 Series

Leflore County


3 Series

Lowndes County


4 Series

Madison County


9 Series

Marion County


4 Series

Marshall County


2 Series

Monroe County


2 Series

Neshoba County


3 Series

Newton County


3 Series

Noxubee County


4 Series

Oktibbeha County


5 Series

Panola County


8 Series

Perry County


6 Series

Pike County


3 Series

Pontotoc County


2 Series

Prentiss County


1 Series

Quitman County


5 Series

Rankin County


2 Series

Scott County


1 Series

Sharkey County


6 Series

Simpson County


5 Series

Smith County


1 Series

Sumner County (Webster County)


4 Series

Sunflower County


5 Series

Tallahatchie County


1 Series

Tate County


5 Series

Tippah County


3 Series

Tishomingo County


4 Series

Tunica County


1 Series

Unidentified pages


1 Series

Union County


5 Series

Warren County


3 Series

Washington County


5 Series

Wayne County


5 Series

Wilkinson County


4 Series

Winston County


1 Series

Yalobusha County


5 Series

Yazoo County