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Monroe County, Mississippi

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  • Pvt James Madison Townsend, (CSA) (1829 - 1888)
    Veteran - James M Townsend, PVT Co D 18th Regt. Texas Cavalry, Civil War CSA Wounded and released from service. Note: For additional information on the 18th Texas during the Civil War, see final 3 U...
  • Lester Lewis Serles (1929 - 1987)
  • Aaron Redus (1787 - 1858)
    Biography Aaron Redus was born on January 18, 1787, in West Marlborough, Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. His parents were James Aaron Redus, Jr. and Sarah Redus . Aaron married Lucy An...
  • Lucy Ann Redus (1798 - 1856)
    Biography Lucy Ann Redus was born on March 11, 1798, in Fluvanna County, Virginia, United States. Her parents were Ware B. Oglesby and Elizabeth Dancy Oglesby . She was a 2nd cousin to General George...
  • Hiram Rhodes Revels, 1st African American Senator (1827 - 1901)
    Rhodes Revels (September 27, 1827[note 1] – January 16, 1901) was a minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME), and a politician. He was the first person of color to serve in the United S...

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Monroe County was founded in 1821 and was named in honor of James Monroe, fifth President of the United States.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns & Villages

  • Aberdeen (County Seat)
  • Amory
  • Bolivar
  • Camargo
  • Cotton Gin Port
  • Gattman
  • Hatley
  • Nettleton (part)
  • Smithville

Other Communities: Athens, Bartahatchie, Becker, Bigbee, Binford, Bristow, Central Grove, Darracott, Flinn, Gibson, Greenwood Springs, Hamilton, Lackey, Mormon Springs, Muldon, Parham, Prairie, Quincy, Riggins, Sipsey Fork, Splunge, Strong, Tranquil, Westville, Wise Gap and Wren

Links

Wikipedia

RAOGK

Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places

MSGHN

Genealogy Trails

MS Civil Rights Project

MS GenWeb

Goodspeed's History of Monroe County (1891)