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Adams County, Mississippi

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Adams County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 32,297. The county seat is Natchez.

The county is the first to have been organized in the former Mississippi Territory. It is named for the second President of the United States, John Adams, who held that office when the county was organized in 1799. Adams County is part of the Natchez micropolitan area which consists of Adams County, Mississippi and Concordia Parish, Louisiana.

Adams County was created on April 2, 1799, from part of Pickering Territorial County. The county was organized eighteen years before Mississippi became a state. Four Mississippi governors have come from Adams County: David Holmes, George Poindexter, John A. Quitman, and Gerard Brandon.

From the first territorial census in 1792 through 1840, Adams County had the highest population in Mississippi, with slaves accounting for between 42 and 52 percent of residents.

In 1860, before the US Civil War, Adams County was the richest county in the United States.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns and Communities

  • Arnot
  • Briers
  • Cloverdale
  • Ellis Cliffs
  • Hutchins Landing
  • Kienstra
  • Kingston
  • Morgantown
  • Natchez (County Seat)
  • Pine Ridge
  • Selerstown
  • Sibley
  • Stanton
  • Washington



Guide To Historical Plantations, Homes and Buildings

National Register of Historic Places

Genealogy Trails



Homochitto National Forest (part)

Natchez National Historic Park

St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge

Largest Slaveholders from 1860 Slave Census Schedules & Surname Matches of Slaves on 1870 Census