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Union County is located in the northeastern portion of Mississippi. Union County was formed on July 7, 1870 during the post Civil War reconstruction era from portions of Lee, Tippah, and Pontotoc counties.
Mississippi Governor James L. Alcorn appointed Union County's first public officials and designated New Albany as the county seat. The first courthouse was built on Cotton Streen around 1870, and the current courthouse was built in 1909.
According to local tradition, the county was named for Union District, South Carolina, where a number of the county's original settlers were from.
The county has a total area of 416.87 square miles of which 415.43 square miles is land and 1.44 square miles (0.35%) is water. The population recorded in the 1880 Federal Census was 13,030. The 2010 census recorded just 27,134 residents in the county.
Neighboring counties are Benton County (north), Tippah County (north), Prentiss County (east), Lee County (southeast), Pontotoc County (south), Lafayette County (southwest), and Marshall County (northwest). The town of New Albany is the county seat. Other communities in the county include Myrtle, Sherman (mostly in Pontotoc County, small portion in Lee County), Blue Springs, Alpine, Etta, Ingomar, Enterprise, New Harmony, Jugfork, and Wallerville.
Union County MSGHN has many records here on our website. Marriage Records, Cemetery listings, tombstone photos, and more. Look at the Union 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
Union County is located in the north-central portion of Mississippi.
Marriage information is an important part of any family genealogy. These dates may assist you in your Union County, Mississippi research.
For a list of Union County, Mississippi Cemeteries, tombstone photos and more.