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Adams County, Mississippi

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  • John Isaac Guion, Governor (1802 - 1855)
    Isaac Guion (November 18, 1802 – June 6, 1855) was an American politician from Mississippi who served as Governor in 1851.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
  • John Martin (c.1868 - d.)
    Biography== John Martin was born circa 1868 in Ingrams, Washington, Adams County, Mississippi, United States. His parents were Captain Albert Jarvis Martin and Sarah Ann Martin ( Gwin) . * Residence : ...
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    James Mason Lynch (1861 - 1911)
    Biography== James Mason Lynch was born on July 4, 1861, in Corinth, Adams, Mississippi, United States. He was a prominent merchant who owned Lynch and Sons Merchantile in Monteola, Bee County, Texas. O...
  • Christian Gilbert (c.1780 - c.1815)
  • Joanna Painter Waddill (c.1838 - 1899)
    Painter (Fox) Waddill (September 24, 1838 – January 3, 1899) was a nurse assisting wounded and ill Confederate soldiers during the American Civil War. She became celebrated as the "Florence Nightingale...

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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.

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

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns and Communities

+Denotes County Seat

-Denotes Ghost Towns

  • -Arnot
  • -Briers
  • Cloverdale
  • -Ellis Cliffs
  • -Hutchins Landing
  • -Kienstra
  • Kingston
  • Morgantown
  • +Natchez
  • Pine Ridge
  • -Selerstown
  • Sibley
  • Stanton
  • Washington



Guide To Historical Plantations, Homes and Buildings

National Registration of Historic Places in Adams County