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    Neighboring Counties:
    Clay (North)
    Oktibbeha (west)
    Monroe (north of Clay)
    Noxubee (south)
  • This County Genealogy website is a labor of love. I created it 12 years ago and it has grown tremendously from the few pages it was back then, due to researchers such as yourself contributing things. It is my personal website, not governed by a Larger Genealogy Company/Entity, and is just a hobby of mine, one of many hobbies. If you would like for me to add things pertaining to families or places connected to this county, please email me. I don't take phone calls regarding my genealogy website. My email address is below.
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    "A History of Columbus,Mississippi During the 19th Century",
    by Dr. William Lowndes Lipscomb, 1909.
    Read the full text at http://books.google.com/books?id=LkkUAAAAYAAJ


    Columbus, images of Columbus on

    Lowndes County Courthouse
    505 2nd Ave. North
    Columbus, Mississippi 39701
    Telephone: (662) 329-5900

    The County Seat of Lowndes County, Mississippi is Columbus, home of the Tennessee Williams Welcome Center, the first home of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tennessee Williams. The 2000 census showed a county-wide population of 61,586. Lowndes County, as recited in the establishing act, was named "in memory of the late William Lowndes"....Map

    William Jones Lowndes (1782-1822), a lawyer, planter and statesman from South Carolina was a United States Congressman from that State (1811-1822) and an earnest supporter of the War of 1812. Henry Clay called him the wisest man he had ever known in the Congress.

    Lowndes was the son of Rawlins Lowndes and Sarah Jones Lowndes, of Georgia, a Revolutionary War leader, and he was married to Elizabeth Pinckney, daughter of the Federalist leader Thomas Pinckney. Lowndes worked to achieve a compromise on sectional issues like tariffs and slavery, and assisted in the creation of the second national bank. Lowndes was nominated in 1821 by the South Carolina legislature as a presidential candidate for the election of 1824, but died of illness in 1822.

    Did your ancestors play a part in the settlement of Lowndes County?? If so, why not submit a biography of that family and even send some pictures to go along with it?

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