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Military Resources
Educable Children Census
Surname Registry
US Census Indices
Census Finder

Covington County Courthouse
Early Jurors
Historical Information
Old Post Offices
Publications for Sale
Published Resources  
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Vital Records

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   African American Resources

Cook Photos
Jolley Family Letters
Lovett Family Photos
Stewart and Barnes Families Letters

Offsite Links
Edward Nicholas Hathorn Family
David & Jane McInnis Myers Family
Sanford Family
Scarborough Family
William Wages Speed Family
William Tanner Family

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African American Resources
American History & Genealogy
Family Group Sheet Project
Mississippi Archives Project
Native American Resources
Plantations Project
Slave Narratives Project
Tombstone Transcription Project
Veterans Monuments

List your next Covington County Family Reunion here!

Sanford Family Reunion

May 12, 2012
2nd Saturday of May

Sanford Community Center, Sanford MS

Contact Vondell or Barbara

New to genealogy?

Help For Genealogy Researchers is an excellent resource for new and experienced researchers alike. Get information on where to start or find ideas to break through that road block, courtesy of the USGenWeb Project.


Covington County is an agricultural area located in south central Mississippi. It was formally established on January 5, 1819 from portions of Lawrence and Wayne counties shortly after Mississippi celebrated statehood. The county was named after General Leonard Covington, a hero of the War of 1812.

Briefly, in 1823 the western two-thirds of the county was used to create the new Bainbridge County, which was merged back into Covington in 1824.

Originally, the county seat was Williamsburg, but after the courthouse burned in 1906, Collins became the new county seat and remains so today. Other cities in the county include Mount Olive, Hot Coffee, and Seminary.

Read more about the history of Covington County at the MSGenWeb County History site.

Welcome! This site is designed to help those researching families in Covington County to find FREE genealogy resources. Our success depends on YOU! If you have access to Covington County family resources, please consider allowing us to post it on this website so others may benefit, too.

We hope you will enjoy your visit and find this website helpful. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to e-mail Gene Phillips, the County Coordinator.

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Smith (north)
Jasper (northeast)
Jones (east)
Forrest (southeast)
Lamar (south)
Marion (southwest)
Jefferson Davis (west)
Simpson (northwest)

The Covington County Genealogical and Historical Society
has announced their new website. Click here to be directed there.

About the USGenWeb Project
In the spring of 1996, a group of genealogists with mutual interests in Kentucky genealogy got together and discussed ways and means of using the internet for comprehensive genealogical resources. This resulted in a project to build web sites for every county in Kentucky. This idea quickly spread to other states and by the end of the summer of 1996, the USGenweb Project was born. Visit the USGenWeb Project or contact Sheri Bradley, the National Coordinator.

About the MSGenWeb Project
In June, 1996 as the Kentucky Project was coming to completion, it was decided to create this page for all states, establishing the USGenWeb Project. Volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of county pages for a state page. If you would like to volunteer to sponsor a Mississippi county, or volunteer in any way to help with the MSGenWeb Project, contact Jeff Kemp, State Coordinator.

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