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Amite County, Mississippi is located in the south-western portion of the state. Amite County was formed from Wilkinson County on 24 February 1809 while Mississippi was still a territory. It was named after the Amite River which is located in the county. The name Amite is derived from the French amitié, meaning "friendship" and was used in commemoration of their friendly treatment by the Houma Indians.
The old boundary line, as established by the Choctaw treaty of 1801, runs a few miles west of its original eastern boundary line. At the time of its establishment, it contained a population of about 1,500. Subsequently, from parts of its eastern area were formed the counties of Pike, Marion, Perry, Greene, and Lamar. In 1870 part of its territory was given to, in part, form Lincoln County. ....READ MORE
Amite County MSGHN has many records here on our website. Marriage Records, Cemetery listings, tombstone photos, and more. Look at the Amite County Data links for a list of available data.
Birth Records - The Mississippi Department of Health maintains records of births after November 1, 1912 on file. This was the year Mississippi began keeping official birth records. You can obtain official copies of birth certificates by mail by using this birth record application on their website. If you just have to order by internet or phone, or use a credit card, you can use VitalCheck, a third party records company recognized by the Mississippi Dept. of Health. Since there are no official birth records before November 1, 1912 for births prior to that date you will need to determine birth information from census records, bible records, baptismal records, cemetery tombstones, etc.
Death Records - The Mississippi Department of Health maintains births recorded after November 1, 1912 on file. This was the year Mississippi began keeping official death records. You can obtain official copies of death certificates by mail by using this death record application on their website. If you just have to order by internet or phone, or use a credit card, you can use VitalCheck, a third party records company recognized by the Mississippi Dept. of Health. Since there are no official death records before November 1, 1912 ...READ MORE
Amite County is located in the southwest portion of Mississippi along the border with Louisiana.
Marriage information is an important part of any family genealogy. These dates may assist you in your Amite County, Mississippi research.
For a list of Amite County, Mississippi Cemeteries, tombstone photos and more.