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
662-224-6310

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
    662-224-6323

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

    Marlene McKenzie
    Chancery Clerk
    190 Ripley Ave
    Ashland, MS 38603
    662-224-6300

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

    Benton, MS Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-20098,452
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20091,774
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20093
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-2009876
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009109
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-2009525
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200957
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20091,187
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009126
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200917
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-200986
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-200929
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200944
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20093
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20095
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20093,596
    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
    Phone:601-224-6310

    Benton County Chancery Clerk’s Office

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

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