Mississippi

MISSISSIPPI: Click this link to see all slave labor sites in the state.

  • Statehood: 1817; some counties were established before Mississippi became a state
  • COUNTIES: Click one of the counties below to see all plantation/ workplaces in that county.
County Year Est. Details
Adams 1799 Formed from Natchez District
Amite 1809 Formed from Wilkinson County
Attala 1833 Formed from Choctaw Cession of 1830
Bainbridge 1823 Formed from Covington County, merged into Covington in 1824
Bolivar 1836 Formed from Choctaw Cession of 1830
Bourbon 1785 Formed from Mississippi territory, became Adams and Wlkinson Co.s in 1788
Calhoun 1833 Formed from Chickasaw, Lafayette and Yalobusha Counties
Carroll 1833 Formed from Choctaw Cession
Chickasaw 1836 Formed from Chickasaw Cession of 1830
Choctaw 1833 Formed from Choctaw Cession
Claiborne 1802 Formed from Jefferson County
Clarke 1833 Formed from Choctaw Cession of 1830
Coahoma 1836 Formed from Chickasaw Cession of 1836
Copiah 1823 Formed from Hinds County
Covington 1819 Formed from Lawrence and Waynes Counties
Desoto 1836 Formed from Native American lands
Franklin 1809 Formed from Adams County
Greene 1811 Formed from Amite, Franklin and Wayne Counties
Hancock 1812 Formed from Mobile District
Harrison 1841 Formed from Hancock and Jackson
Hinds 1821 Formed from Choctaw Cession of 1820
Holmes 1833 Formed from Yazoo County
Issaquena 1844 Formed from Washington Co.
Itawamba 1836 Formed from Chickasaw Cession of 1832
Jackson 1812 Formed from Mobile District
Jasper 1833 Formed from Native American lands
Jefferson 1799 Formed from Natchez Co.
Jones 1826 Formed from Covington and Wayne Counties, renamed Davis County in 1865, renamed Jones County in 1869
Kemper 1833 Formed from Choctaw Cession of 1830
Lafayette 1836 Formed from Chickasaw Cession
Lauderdale 1833 Formed from Choctaw Cession
Lawrence 1814 Formed from Marion County
Leake 1833 Formed from Choctaw Cession
Lowndes 1830 Formed from Monroe County
Madison 1828 Formed from Yazoo Couty
Marion 1811 Formed from Amite, Wayne and Franklin Counties
Marshall 1836 Formed from Chickasaw Cession of 1832
Monroe 1821 Formed from Chickasaw Cession of 1821
Neshoba 1833 Formed from Choctaw Cession of 1830
Newton 1836 Formed from Neshoba County
Nuxobee 1833 Formed from Choctaw Cession of 1830
Oktibbeha 1833 Formed from Choctaw Cession of 1830
Panola 1836 Formed from Chickasaw Cession of 1830
Perry 1820 Formed from Greene County
Pickering 1799 Formed from Mississippi Territory, renamed Jefferson in 1802
Pike 1815 Formed from Marion County
Pontotoc 1836 Formed from Chickasaw Cession of 1832
Rankin 1828 Formed from Hinds County
Scott 1833 Formed from Choctaw Cession of 1832
Simpson 1824 Formed from Choctaw Cession of 1820
Smith 1833 Formed from Choctaw Cession of 1830
Sunflower 1844 Formed from Bolivar County
Tallahatchie 1833 Formed from Choctaw Cession of 1830
Tippah 1836 Formed from Chickasaw Cession of 1832
Tishomingo 1836 Formed from Chickasaw Cession of 1832
Tunica 1836 Formed from Chickasaw Cession of 1832
Warren 1809 Formed from Natchez District
Washington 1827 Formed from Warren and Yazoo Counties
Wayne 1809 Formed from Old Washington County in Mississippi Territory
Wilkinson 1802 Formed from Adams County
Winston 1833 Formed from Choctaw Cession of 1830
Yalobusha 1833 Formed from Choctaw Cession of 1830
Yazoo 1823 Formed from Hinds County
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