Rankin County Data
Welcome to Rankin County!
Welcome to Rankin County, Mississippi Genealogy & History Network. Our purpose is to provide free resources for genealogical and historical researchers. This site is FREE and will always be FREE to all researchers! Rankin County MSGHN is looking for a volunteer to serve as County Director. If you are interested, please see the next section below.
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To Volunteer ...
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About Rankin County...
Rankin County is located in the center of Mississippi along the banks of the Pearl River. Rankin County was formed on February 4, 1828 and was named in honor of Mississippi Congressman Christopher Rankin.
The county seat is Brandon. Other Rankin County communities include: Flowood, Pearl, Richland, Florence, Pelahatchie, Puckett, Fannin, Johns, Leesburg, Piney Woods, Sandhill, Star, and Whitfield. In it's first census in 1830 there were 2,083 residents listed. In the last federal census in 2000 the population was 115,327.