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Local History Indexes

Lowndes County, Mississippi Circuit Court Index, 1829-1919

The Circuit Court of Lowndes County hears cases involving civil actions, misdemeanors, felonies, and civil actions and criminal appeals from the County Court. In other words, Circuit Court lawsuits involve a claim for money. It may be money owed on either a debt or bill or it could be monetary damages resulting from an injury or destruction of property.

 

The Lowndes County, Mississippi Circuit Court Index, 1829-1919 took six years to complete (2012-2018) and was worked on by Brenda Durrett, Sharon Keys, Whitney Russell Baswell, and Mona Vance-Ali.

 

The Index refers to the original case files of the Lowndes County Circuit Court located in the Billups-Garth Archives in the Local History Department (LHD) at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library. In order to access the original cases, please contact the LHD and provide the Case Number for which you are interested in accessing.

 

To find out more about the history of the Lowndes County Circuit Court, how to use the Index, and Index terminology and abbreviations click here.

 

To view the Lowndes County, Mississippi Circuit Court Index, 1829-1919 click here.

Lowndes County, Mississippi Chancery Court Probate Records Index, 1830-1964

The Probate Division that falls under the Chancery Court of Lowndes County hears cases involving estate matters, apprenticeships, guardianships, lunacy, appointments, and non-compos mentis. 

 

The Lowndes County, Mississippi Chancery Court Probate Records Index, 1830-1964 was completed by Mona Vance in 2006.

 

The Index refers to the original case files of the Lowndes County Chancery Court located in the Billups-Garth Archives in the Local History Department (LHD) at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library. In order to access the original cases, please contact the LHD and provide the Case Number for which you are interested in accessing.

 

To find out more about the history of the Lowndes County Chancery Court and how to use the Index click here.

 

To view the Lowndes County, Mississippi Chancery Court Probate Records Index, 1830-1964 click here.

Lowndes County, Mississippi Chancery Court General Docket Records Index, 1856-1962

The General Docket Division that falls under the Chancery Court of Lowndes County hears cases involving divorces, deeds, land title disputes, promissory notes, and ex parte. 

 

The Lowndes County, Mississippi Chancery Court General Docket Records Index, 1856-1962 was completed by Mona Vance in 2006. It is organized alphabetically by the plaintiff’s last name.

 

The Index refers to the original case files of the Lowndes County Chancery Court located in the Billups-Garth Archives in the Local History Department (LHD) at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library. In order to access the original cases, please contact the LHD and provide the Case Number for which you are interested in accessing.

 

To find out more about the history of the Lowndes County Chancery Court and how to use the Index click here.

 

To view the Lowndes County, Mississippi Chancery Court General Docket Records Index, 1856-1962 click here.

Billups-Garth Archives Vertical File Indexes

The Billups-Garth Archives in the Local History Department (LHD) maintains “vertical files,” or a collection of articles, such as newspaper clippings, to answer brief questions or to provide points of information quickly on the history and people of Lowndes County, Mississippi. The term “vertical” also refers to the actual storage orientation of the file folders—upright and stored in a filing cabinet.

 

The Billups-Garth Archives Vertical Files are divided into two distinct sections: Family Files and Subject Files.

 

Family Files are organized alphabetically by the family or individuals last name. To view, click here.

 

Subject Files are organized alphabetically by subject matter. Topics include subjects such as businesses, military, weather, events, houses, towns, education, and more. To view, click here.

 

In order to access the materials within the Vertical Files, please contact the LHD and provide the exact name or subject listed on the Vertical File Index.

Index to A Pictorial History of the People of Lowndes County Mississippi, 1830-1980

A Pictorial History of the People of Lowndes County Mississippi, 1830-1980 was compiled and published by the Lowndes County Department of Archives and History in 1981. The book is volume I, but no other volume was ever published.

 

The Index to A Pictorial History was created in 2008 by Local History Assistant Bettye Brown.

 

The Index is organized first by a person’s last name alphabetically. Then, it is followed by subjects organized alphabetically.

 

To view the Index to A Pictorial History of the People of Lowndes County Mississippi, 1830-1980 click here.