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Hinds County was formed in 1821 from the Choctaw Cession of 1820.
Raymond and Jackson are the county seats.

Hinds County is named for General Thomas Hinds, a former soldier and congressman from Mississippi, who fought with Andrew Jackson in the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812. He was defeated by George Poindexter (as in Jackson’s Poindexter community and Poindexter Elementary) for governor of Mississippi in 1819. Hinds and Andrew Jackson together negotiated the purchase of land from the Choctaws, a chunk of which became Hinds County, which was named after him in 1821. That year, he also helped choose the present city of Jackson as the state’s capitol. He was then elected to Congress in 1827.

Hinds' political career began in August 1819 when he ran for Governor of Mississippi against George Poindexter. He was soundly defeated, receiving 38% of the vote to Poindexter's 62%. Following the resignation of William Haile on September 12, 1828, he was elected to the 20th Congress and took office on October 21, 1828. He held that position until March 3, 1831.

Born in Berkeley County, Virginia (now West Virginia)January 9, 1780, Hinds would later move to Greenville, Mississippi. He served as major of cavalry in the War of 1812 and distinguished himself at the Battle of New Orleans, later being brevetted brigadier general for gallantry.

Hinds died on August 23, 1840 in "Old Greenville" (Jefferson County, Mississippi).
 

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Famous Mississippians 
Fashion Notes ~ 1800's
Genealogy Potpourri
Genealogy Prose & Poetry
Guardian Bonds 1825 - 1855
Hinds Co. Attractions
Hinds County Scrapbook
Hinds County Towns and Communities
Hinds County Families 
Hinds Co. Links to Centernay College in Shreveport, LA
Hinds County Points of Interest
Historical Homes and Buildings
Historical Sketch of Old Capitol Building
Historic First Capitol Building
History of Hinds County
Birth Records + 1824 - Households Having a Birth or Death
Just For Fun!
 Land Records
Land Patents List
Letters from the Past
List of Veterans from several Wars
List of Casualties From the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War
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Mississippi Executions
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Rootsweb - Hinds Co.Query Message & Board
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Slave Census
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State Asylum Census 1930
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