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HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

Welcome to Tishomingo County Historical & Genealogical Society Online!        

Founded in 1996, “Preserving the Past for the Future” has been the goal of the Tishomingo County Historical & Genealogical Society. The mission of the Society is to collect, preserve, interpret and publically display the rich historic and cultural heritage of Tishomingo County, Mississippi. The Old Tishomingo County Courthouse Museum in Iuka serves as the headquarters and archival repository of the Society.

Old Tishomingo County Courthouse Museum

The headquarters of the Society is located at the Old Tishomingo Courthouse Museum

Built c.1870, the original courthouse was partially burned in 1886 and reopened in 1888. The exhibits of the museum offer a fascinating visit to the past. Exhibits pertaining to Mississippi State Senator Cecil Sumners and Mississippi’s longest serving Governor John M. Stone are displayed here. More than 45,000 marriage certificates were issued at the historic courthouse during the years when Mississippi required no waiting period for licenses to be valid. Artifacts include Native American, military, social history, politics, and religion. Area attractions are exhibited including Woodall Mountain (Mississippi’s highest point at 806 feet), the World Famous Mineral Springs Park water which won World’s Fair acclaim in 1904, Battles of Iuka and Eastport, and Native American heritage (Chief Iuka and Chief Tishomingo).

John Marshall Stone Research Library

Named for Mississippi’s longest serving Governor (12 years during the post-Civil War reconstruction era), the library maintains the history of Tishomingo County in its entirety, including Native American occupation; Spanish, French, and American influences prior to the removal; and Civil War and post-Civil War era. In addition, the library includes extensive archives of family history genealogies, historic photographs, manuscripts and relevant publications of businesses, censuses, churches, homes, and schools.

Woodall Mountain Market Gift Shop

Woodall Mountain, Mississippi’s highest point, reaches an elevation of 806 feet above sea level. The Woodall Mountain Market Gift Shop located in the Old Tishomingo County Courthouse Museum is named in recognition of Woodall Mountain. The shop carries souvenirs of local attractions, and many books on the history and genealogy of the County, local scenic prints and watercolors, Civil War collectibles, and more.

203 E. Quitman St.

Iuka, MS 38852

Phone: 662.423.3500

Fax: 662.423.3500

Toll-Free: 800.386.4373

E-mail us at: tishomingohistory@yahoo.com

Hours: Tue-Fri 10 a.m.-4: p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (May-Sept)

Admission: Free, donations are appreciated

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