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Jones County, Mississippi
Genealogy & History
A MSGenWeb Project

Jones Co. Location

Jones County, Mississippi was created in 1826, from Covington and Wayne Counties. In 1865 the name of the county was changed to Davis County. However, in 1868 during the Constitutional Convention the name of Jones was reinstated. Jones County is named after John Paul Jones, a naval hero in the American Revolutionary War. Jones County has two county seats, Ellisville (First District) and Laurel (Second District).

Welcome to the Jones County MSGenWeb page!

I am your county coordinator, Diane Payne.

If you have questions or comments, or if you would like to contribute information, please e-mail me.

Your contributions are welcome!

  What's New!
May 2014
Several broken links fixed

Archives, Historical Societies, Libraries & Museums

Bible Records Project

Books & Other Publications

Cemeteries in Jones CountyUpdated!

Census Records & Other Enumerations

Church Histories & Photos

Communities & Other Places in Jones County

Court Records Project

Death Records

Deed & Land Records

Family Album

History of Jones CountyUpdated!

Jones County & Mississippi Online Resources

Mailing List - Join the Jones Co. MS List!

Marriage Records, 1903 - 1928

Military Histories & Records

Queries -- Post or View Messages

Surrounding Counties

Vital & Other Records -- Ordering Information

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This site is dedicated to my husband Larry G. Evans and his Jones County ancestors
Grandparents Reece Evans & Edora Graham
Great-grandparents Sam Evans & Amelia Washington
Great-grandparents Thomas Graham & Emma Pruitt

"In all of us there is a hunger marrow deep,
to know our heritage, to know who we are,
and where we have come from."

Alex Haley
mailboxlogoDiane Payne Jones County Coordinator

Jeff Kemp, State Coordinator
Ann Allen Geoghegan, Asst. State Coordinator
Denise Wells, Asst. State Coordinator