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Tunica County was established February 9, 1836, and is one of the twelve counties formed in that year from the Chickasaw Indian cession of 1832. It was named for the Tunica Indian tribe, the word meaning "the people." As originally established, Tunica County embraced an area of about 19 townships, or 684 square miles, and its limits were defined. In 1873 it surrendered a part of its territory to Tate, and other portion in 1877 to Quitman, which reduced its area to 418 square miles. To read the remainder of Tunica County's history.



Cities/Towns/Post Offices

History of Tunica County, 1891


Tunica County Links (offsite):

1840 Index to Tunica County Federal Census

1840 Tunica County Federal Census

1841 Index to Tunica County State Census

1850 Tunica County Federal Census

1850 Mortality Schedule for Tunica County

1860 Index to Tunica County Federal Census

Courthouse Photo

Land Patent Records

Masonic Lodge No. 257 Report

Plantations of Tunica County

Probate Records 1837-1849

Query/Message Board for Tunica County (RootsWeb)

Query/Message Board for Tunica County (GenForum)

Slave Information

Slaveholder Information (1860-1870 Federal Census)

Tunica County Museum

World War I Registrants


Tunica County Chancery Clerk, PO Box 217, Tunica, MS 38676 - property deeds; probate, civil court, and divorce records

Tunica County Circuit Clerk, PO Box 184, Tunica, MS 38676 - marriage, criminal court, and voter records

Mississippi Department of Archives & History, PO Box 571, Jackson, MS 39205-0571; (601) 359-6850

Mississippi State Department of Health, PO Box 1700, Jackson, MS 39215-1700; (601) 576-7960 - birth and death certificates

Robert C. Irwin Public Library, 1285 Kenny Hill Ave., Tunica, MS 38676; Phone: 662-363-2162; Fax: 662-357-5929

The Tunica Times, PO Box 308, 986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676; Phone: (662) 873-4354; Fax: 873-4355

Banner photo credits:
Tate Log House (photo courtesy of Jackie & Kenneth Rhodes.)

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