Panola County

Welcome to the MSGenWeb site for Panola County. Panola County was created in 1836. The area was part of the land ceded to the United States by the Chickasaw Indian Nation under the Treaty of Pontotoc Creek in 1832, and lands ceded to the United States by the Choctaw Indian Nation under the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek in 1830.

Panola County has two county seats. The town of Sardis is the county seat for the First District, the northern part of the county, and Batesville is the county seat for the Second District, the southern part of the county.

We are always in need of more information. I do not live in the area so I am dependent on all of you for more genealogical data. If you have transcribed any information that would be relevant to genealogy in Panola County, please think about sharing it with us. If you have anything that you would like to share, please let Us know.

Research Helps

Map of Panola County
History of Panola County
Panola County Surnames


Message Board
View and Post Queries

Archived Queries
Before April 1999

Online Information

Land Records

Early Land Owners
Early Deeds
Published Sources


Sardis 8th Grade 1928-29

Panola Military Units


Old Newspapers

Murder of Samuel Nelms

Census Records Online

1840 Census Images
1840 Census Index
1850 Census Images
1850 Census Index
1860 Census Images
1860 Census Index
1860 Slave Schedules
(with surname matches on 1870 census)

Other Helpful Links

Vital records information

Bureau of Land Management (searches for land patents)

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System

Mississippi Department of Archives and History

1835 Federal Pensioners of Mississippi

Mississippi History and Genealogy Notes

Mississippi County History online--Panola County

Biography of Matthew Lyle Spencer
by Dr. Carl Edwin Lindgren
PANOLA REMEMBERS - Education in a Southern Community
by Dr. Carl Edwin Lindgren
Mississippi Tombstone Project
has a few pictures from Panola County

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Links to Neighboring Counties

Tunica County Tate County Marshall County
Quitman County Panola County Lafayette County
Tallahatchie County Yalobusha County Calhoun County

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Ann Allen Geoghegan - Denise Wells - Assistant State Coordinators

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