Lookup Public Records in Benton CountyMississippi. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Benton County Overview

Benton County, Mississippi was established in 1870 and as of the 2010 census, had a population of 8,729. The county seat is Ashland; however, the largest community is Hickory Flat. According to local legend, residents convinced the post-Civil War Reconstruction government that Benton County was to be named for U.S. Senator Thomas Hart Benton, but the name honored Confederate Brigadier General Samuel Benton of nearby Holly Springs in Marshall County. By area, it is the fifth smallest county in the state with a total of 409 square miles, all of which is land, except for two square miles of water. The headwaters of the Wolf River meander and braid their way north and west across northern Benton County from Baker’s Pond, the river’s source spring (highest origin of continuous flow) in the nationally protected, Holly Springs National Forest. The county is bordered to the northeast and northwest by two Tennessee counties, Hardeman and Fayette respectively. Eastern neighbors are Tippah County, MS. Union County, MS to the south, and Marshall County, MS to the west. Eleven total zip codes have been assigned to the county and the largest one is 38603.

Benton County Clerk Information

Kathy Graves, Circuit Clerk
P.O. Box 262
190 Ripley Avenue
Ashland, MS 38603

The Circuit Court: serves as the clerk, maintains the court docket, and records the proceedings. The clerk also:

  • Issues marriage licenses and records
  • Oversees juries and jury duty
  • Issues subpoenas, files trial documents
  • Registers voters
  • Records judgments

Benton County Records

PO Box 218
County Courthouse
Ashland, MS 38603-0218
(662) 224-6303

Betty Hobson, Tax Assessor and Collector

Assessments and values, tax exempt property, tax credits and exemptions:

Marlene McKenzie
Chancery Clerk
190 Ripley Ave
Ashland, MS 38603

Land records, deeds, vital records, military service records, plats and surveys, maps, passports, recreational vehicle registrations, tax liens, easements and condemnations:

Benton County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Benton County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
State Law:Marriage – Title 93, Ch. 1
All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
Office:Benton County Marriage License
Location:100 Main St, Ashland, Mississippi, 38603

Benton County Chancery Clerk’s Office

Address: 190 Ripley Ave, Ashland, MS 38603, United States
Phone: 662-224-6300

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