local county records (except five books of land abstract records) were
destroyed when the courthouse burned
They are housed in the
Very few records, such as marriage records which are now located in the Calhoun County Circuit Clerk's office, were re-filed after the fire.
An attempt was made to recopy some state records from the Mississippi Dept. of Archives & History
Death and Birth Records are housed at the Mississippi Bureau of Vital Statistics
The Dennis H. Murphree House - a research center and mini-museum - located in Pittsboro is maintained by the Calhoun County Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc.
Some newspaper records are available from the early 1900s. Newspaper
records from the late 1920s to present are also housed in the
The three public libraries hold various miscellaneous information relating to Calhoun genealogical searches.
An additional note
about the formation of Calhoun County: Goodspeed Memoirs
There have been numerous address changes for some of the
In some cases, the old rootsweb.com address will have some information.
For the most up-to-date information through the MSGenweb organization, the links are below.
Counties that border with Calhoun --- clockwise are: