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Webster County is located in the north-central portion of Mississippi. Webster County was formed on April 6, 1874 and for was originally called Sumner County. Six years later it was renamed in honor of American statesman Daniel Webster.
The city of Eupora, the county's largest city, was settled in 1889 on a spur track of the Georgia Pacific Railroad. Not too far away is the site where in 1770 a battle raged when the Choctaws and Chickisaws exterminated the fierce Chocchuma Indian tribe.
The Webster County Courthouse, located in Walthall, was constructed in 1915 for $60,000. Brick and terra cotta in the late empire design, a rare architectural form in MIssissippi. A fire started from an electrical cord and burned the courthouse in the early morning hours of January 17, 2013. Reports say the remains are structurally sound so there is hope that it can be rebuilt using the remaining walls.
The county has a total area of 423.34 square miles of which 422.49 square miles is land and 0.85 square miles (0.20%) is water. The population recorded in the 1880 Federal Census was 9,534. The population peaked in 1910 with 14,853 souls counted. The 2010 census recorded 10,253 residents in the county.
Neighboring counties are Calhoun County (north), Chickasaw County (northeast), Clay County (east), Oktibbeha County (southeast), Choctaw County (south), Montgomery County (west), and Grenada County (northwest). The town of Walthall is the county seat. Other communities in the county include Eupora, Maben (mostly in Oktibbeha County), Mathiston (partly in Choctaw County), Mantee, Bellefontaine, Hohenlinden, Tomnolen, Alva, Cumberland, Dancy, Pellez, Spring Valley, Old Greensboro, Ticky Bend, and Sapa.
Webster County MSGHN has many records here on our website. Marriage Records, Cemetery listings, tombstone photos, and more. Look at the Webster 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
Webster County is located in the north-central portion of Mississippi.
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