Clarke County was established December 23, 1833 and was created from the Choctaw Cession of 1830. It was named in honor of Judge Joshua G. Clarke, the first Chancellor of the State. Its southern line which divides it from Wayne County marks the old Choctaw boundary.

The county seat is Quitman, located at the center of the county on the line of the Mobile & Ohio railway. The site was owned and laid off into lots by Gen. John Watts, afterwards Circuit Judge. It was named for Gen. John A. Quitman, second Chancellor of the State, afterwards governor and a prominent officer in the Mexican war. Two more of the important towns in the county are Stonewall and Enterprise, in the northern part of the county on the line of the Mobile & Ohio, containing 1,000 inhabitants. The Chickasawhay River flows through the center of the county, and, with its numerous tributaries, provides ample water facilities. All the waters of the county flow southward, and join the Pascagoula River in Greene County.

Clarke County is bordered by Lauderdale County (north), Choctaw County, Alabama (east), Wayne County (south) and Jasper County (west) . Cities and Towns include Enterprise, Pachuta, Quitman, Shubuta and Stonewall .

March 2014 - What's New for Clarke County

The Clarke County MsGenWeb Site is being reformatted for better navigation.
We have been working on making sure all links are working and updating the
cemetery listings, libraries and public service agencies for Clarke County.

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My name is Jimmy Mobley and I am the coordinator for Clarke County, MS. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions.

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