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Walthall County, whose seat is Tylertown, is one of the newer counties in the state having been created from Marion and Pike Counties in 1912. At least two-thirds of it once belonged to Pike County and the early histories of the two counties are so closely interwoven that they are difficult to separate.
However, because of legal technicalities, the county did not set up its local government until 1914. The county has a total area of 403 square miles.
Our county is located in the southern part of the state, in what is known as the long leaf pine belt. It is situated on ridges, or hilltops, forming the divides between streams, with a sloping surface draining to the south; while the hilltops are rounded and the latter areas not too level for good drainage. The county is about 300 to 400 feet above sea level in an area sloping gently toward the south.
The even climate is one of the county's best assets with short open winters favorable to the growing of early crops for the markets. The annual rainfall is about 65 inches per year.
Walthall is one of the smallest counties in the state; yet it has many advantages over some of the larger counties, and has made rapid progress during the last five years. Not only has it progressed in the agricultural lines, but in the educational and industrial lines as well.
In its early history, this county was mostly agricultural, with cotton being the major crop. Although corn, potatoes, sugar cane, and other crops yielded excellent returns for the farmer. (Today, the scene has changed and the main enterprises are now dairying, the raising of beef cattle and tree farming.) ....READ MORE
Walthall County MSGHN has many records here on our website. Marriage Records, Cemetery listings, tombstone photos, and more. Look at the Walthall 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
Walthall County is located in south-central Mississippi.
Marriage information is an important part of any family genealogy. These dates may assist you in your Walthall County, Mississippi research.
For a list of Walthall County, Mississippi Cemeteries, tombstone photos and more.