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Milton Blocker was among the first settlers to move into the Indian lands that became DeSoto County. He donated land for Blocker Cemetery, established in 1847, as well as land for the sites of the Olive Branch Methodist Church and Olive Branch Baptist Church.

(662) 892-9238

The Corinth Genealogical Society contains family file folders, family history books, surname books, census records, some marriage and tax probate records.
1828 Proper St.
Corinth, MS 38834
Phone: 662.286.0075
Details: Open Year Round
Summer Hours: Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Winter Hours: Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Opened by request
Admission: Free
An extensive library with records dating back to the 1840s is maintained by the Genealogical Society of DeSoto County.
3260 Hwy 51 South
Hernando, MS 38632
Phone: 662.429.1310
Hours: Mon-Wed 10:00 am-2:00 pm, Thurs-Fri by appointment only
Admission: Free
This library and museum, nationally known for its historical materials, houses volumes of genealogical research materials.
105 North Long St.
Aberdeen, MS 39730
Phone: 662.369.4601
Hours: Mon-Thu 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Free

DeSoto County’s oldest cemetery, established 1836. By the time of the last major yellow fever outbreak in 1878, there were hundreds of graves, many or most unmarked today. Only six monuments date after 1900. A historical reenactment of people buried in the cemetery takes place around the end of October.

Northwest corner Oak Grove Road and Robinson Gin Road
(662) 429-8852

Contains over 2000 volumes, both hard copy and microfilm. All Mississippi census microfilm library has microfilm copying capabilities.
105 Court St. (Leroy Crockett Bldg.)
Senatobia, MS 38668
Phone: 662.562.0390
Hours: Thu-Fri 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
c. 1870. The original courthouse was burned in 1886 and rebuilt in 1888. This historic old building now houses a public museum. A division of the Tishomingo County Historical and Genealogical Society.
203 E. Quitman St.
Iuka, MS 38852
Phone: 662.423.3500
Fax: 662.423.3500
Toll-Free: 800.386.4373
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Admission: Free, but donations accepted

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