About Alcorn County

Alcorn County was created April 15, 1870, from Tippah and Tishomingo counties.  It was named in honor of Gov. James L. Alcorn (left), the first chief executive of the State chosen under the constitution of 1869. The County Seat is Corinth. 

Neighboring Counties

Prentiss Co, MS       

Tippah Co, MS

Tishomingo Co., MS

McNairy Co. TN

Index of Resources

Dear Alcorn County Researchers,

It is with sincere gratitude that I would like to thank the following people for their contributions to this web site:
Vicki Burress Roach, Helah Wilson and Janice Switcher. Without them none of this would have been possible!
Thank you

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Graphic of Governor Alcorn:   Mississippi The Heart of the South - By Dunbar Rowland, LL.D -  Director of the Mississippi State Department of Archives and History. 
Vol. II Illustrated.  Chicago-Jackson;  The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925. Public Domain

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