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Amite County Address Book

AMITE COUNTY CHANCERY CLERK:
P. O. Box 680, Liberty, Mississippi 39645
Phone: 657-8022, Fax: 657-8288
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COURT ADMINISTRATOR:
Vanessa Walker, P.O. Box 279, Meadville, MS 39653
Phone: (601) 384-3833, Fax: (601) 384-5864
E-Mail: vanessa@telapex.com

The Amite County Historical and Genealogical Society:
P O Box 2, Liberty, MS 39645-0002

LIBERTY PUBLIC LIBRARY:
196 Clinic Drive, Liberty, MS 39645
E-Mail: liberty@pawls.lib.ms.us
http://www.pawls.lib.ms.us/liberty.htm>

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A Brief History of Amite County

AMITE COUNTY Amite County is located in the southwestern part of the State next to the Louisiana border in what is known as the Long Leaf Pine Region, and is now bounded on the north by Franklin and Lincoln counties, on the east by Pike county, on the south by the State of Louisiana and on the west by Wilkinson county.

The first county court, composed of five Justices of the Quorum, and having jurisdiction over general county business, roads, and the trial of slaves, held its first session in the autumn of 1809. Micajah Davis was the Chief Justice, Thomas Batchelor was the first clerk, and David Lea, the first sheriff. The first Circuit Court of the county was held in the county the same year (1809) by Hon. Francis Xavier Martin, afterwards Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Louisiana.

Amite County was represented in the Constitutional Convention of 1817 by Henry Hanna, Thomas Batchelor, John Burton, Thomas Torrance, Angus Wilkinson and William Lattimore.

In 1812, Ludwick Hall published the Republican at Liberty; subsequently, the Liberty Advocate and Piney Woods Planter, both weeklies, were published here.

The Yazoo & Mississippi Valley railway runs along its extreme western border, and one short branch known as the Liberty-White R.R. extends from South McComb to Liberty. Extensions of these lines will naturally follow in the near future, and the interior of the county will then have the transportation facilities it has so long lacked. While agriculture forms the chief source of its wealth, yet manufactures flourish to some extent and the following statistics, derived from the last census returns for 1900 will be found of interest.

The white population for 1900 was 8,400, colored 12,308, total of 20,708, an increase over 1890 of 2,510. The total assessed valuation of real and personal property in the county in 1905 was $3,478.046, and in 1906, it was $4,647,305, which shows an increase of $1,169,259 during the year. The agricultural interest of the county have increased at least 25 per cent, in the last five years, while the population is estimated now at fully 25,000.

Source:Dunbar, Rowland. MISSISSIPPI; COMPRISING SKETCHES OF COUNTIES, TOWNS, EVENTS, INSTITUTIONS, AND PERSONS, ARRANGED IN CYCLOPEDIC FORM, v.1. c1907, Southern Historical Pub. Association, Atlanta, Georgia. ======================================================================

Amite County Surnames

If you would like to add your surnames to the surname list, first submit a query and I will take the surnames from your query and add them to the list. The surname lists serve as an index to the queries that have been submitted. To view the surnames and associated queries, click on the first letter of the surname.

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Mississippi African American Resources
African American Surname Registry
RACHEL WAS BORN IN AFRICA
"Amite County largest slaveholders from 1860 slave census schedules and surname matches for African Americans on 1870 census"
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The Amite County Historical and Genealogical Society

P O Box 2
Liberty, MS 39645-0002


The Amite County Historical and Genealogical Society was recently formed on July 23, 2004 to collect and preserve materials of historical and genealogical significance, educate and promote interest in the heritage of Amite County, Mississippi. A current focus is preparation for the Bicentennial Celebration of the founding of Amite County in 1809. All are welcome to join and participate in the Society's objectives. If interested, please send donation for annual dues of $15 per individual; $25 per family; $10 per student under age 18 or senior over 65; $50 per sponsor or memorial; and $200 per individual lifetime membership. Send to address listed above and let us know how you would like to be involved. Sincerely,

PRESIDENT - JOEY H WALL
VICE PRESIDENT - WILLIAM G. BARRON
SECRETARY - SUE C SEVERSON
TREASURER - N. GAY BLALOCK
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The list is for all persons interested in the history and genealogy of Amite and the surrounding counties in Mississippi and parishes in Louisiana. Feel free to post anything having a connection to the old Natchez district of Mississippi here.

We hope to exchange information and make new cousins at the same time.

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Links to Surrounding Counties

Adams County, MS
Franklin County, MS
Jefferson County, MS
Lincoln County, MS
Pike County, MS
Wilkinson County, MS
EAST Feliciana Parish, LA
WEST Feliciana Parish, LA


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John E. Cain
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Should anything unexpected happen to me and I am no longer able to fulfill my obligations, I want it known that all information contained in this website would become the responsibility of the USGenWeb Project, to do with as the USGenWeb Coordinator(s) and/or my state co-coordinator feel(s) appropriate. And further, should such an occasion arise, I grant permission to the System Administrator of RootsWeb to release account/password information to the USGenWeb State Coordinator(s) as needed. - John E Cain



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