Monroe County, Mississippi Bibliography

Compiled by Lori Thornton

Aberdeen (Monroe County, Miss.) City Directory. Richmond, Va.: R. L. Polk & Co. (1975 & 1976 available at University of Southern Mississippi, Mississippi Collection)

Aberdeen, Mississippi, and Its Nine Steps to an Effective Community Environmental Sanitation Program. Aberdeen, Miss.: Monroe County Health Department; Jackson, Miss: Mississippi State Board of Health, n.d. 44 pp. (Available at Miss. State)

Abstract of Early Records of Monroe County, Mississippi: the George W. Howell, Jr. Collection. [v. 4. Abstracts of Instruments Filed for Record with the Clerk of the County Court of Monroe County, Mississippi, 1821-1831. v. 5. Minutes of the Board of Commissioners of Roads, Ferries, and Bridges, Monroe County, Mississippi, May 24, 1824 to October 25, 1830.] (Available at University of Mississippi--Oxford, Special Collections)

Ali, Kadhim Karim. Sources of Farm Information Used by Soybean Producers in Monroe and Lowndes Counties, Mississippi. Ed. D. Dissertation - Mississippi State University, 1991. (Available at Miss. State)

Amory (Monroe County, Miss.) City Directory. Richmond, Va.: R. L. Polk & Co.. (1976 available at University of Southern Mississippi, Mississippi Collection)

Anderson, Edwin Lewis. Economic Analysis of Terraces as a Best Management Practice in Mississippi. M. S. Thesis - Mississippi State University, 1986. (Thesis deals with Monroe County; Available at Miss. State)

Barcellona, Bruce. Applications of Photo-Optical and LANDSAT MSS. Date to Monitor Surface Aggregate Mining: Lowndes and Monroe Counties, Mississippi. M. S. Thesis - Mississippi State University, 1981. (Available at Miss. State)

Bednar, Gene A. Quality of Water in James Creek, Monroe County, Mississippi. Jackson, Miss.: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Geological Survey, 1981. (Available at Ole Miss and Miss. State)

Bicker, Alvin R. Identification of Coal Seams in the Subsurface of Itawamba and Monroe Counties. University, Miss.: Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute, University of Mississippi, 1981. (Available at Ole Miss and Miss. State)

The Bon Accord Commemorating 125th Anniversary of Aberdeen, Mississippi, 1837-1962. (Sponsored by the Bon Accord, Inc. of Aberdeen, Mississippi). Aberdeen, Miss.: Allmond Printing Co., 1962. 51 pp.

Brookes, Samuel O. The Hester Site: An Early Archaic Occupation in Monroe County, Mississippi. Jackson, Miss.: Dept. of Archives & History, 1979. (Available at Ole Miss and Miss State)

Cantrell, Ann. Cemetery Inscriptions of North Lamar County, Alabama. Cullman, Ala.: Gregath Pub. Co., 1993-96. 2 vols. (Includes some Monroe County, Miss. cemeteries)

Centennial Committee on the History of Nettleton, 1888-1988: 100 Years. Nettleton, Miss.: The author, 1988. (104 pp.)

Church Records of the New Hope Primitive Baptist Church, Monroe County, Mississippi, 1819-Sept. 1955. [Microform] (Available at Mississippi State University, Special Collections)

Church Records of the Prairie Methodist Charge. Aberdeen, Monroe County, Mississippi. 2 microfilm reels, negative. (Prairie, Strong, Hamilton, Friendship). Records borrowed by Mrs. A. C. Honnoll, Caledonia, Miss., February 1957. (Available at Mississippi State University, Special Collections)

Coleman, Brent. The Gulf Ordnance Plant at Prairie (MS), 1942-1945, The Gulf Ordnance Story: A Special edition of TomBigbee Country Magazine. Aberdeen, MS: TomBigbee Country, 2002. (This item is available from TomBigbee Country.)

Coleman, John Melton. Industrial Development in Clay, Lowndes, and Monroe Counties, Mississippi, Along the Proposed Route of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. M. S. Thesis - Mississippi State University, 1962. (Available at Miss. State)

Crawford, Sam Wilburn. Something Good About the Thirties. s.l.: s.n., 1983. (about Aberdeen)

Doster, James Retcher and Weaver, David C. Tenn-Tom Country: The Upper Tombigbee Valley. Tuscaloosa, Ala.: University of Alabama Press, 1987.

Elliott, Jack D. A Report on the Locations of Historic Activity at Martin's Bluff (East Aberdeen 22 Mo819), Mississippi. Performed under contract with Interagency Archaeological Services - Atlanta Heritage Conservation and Recreation Services for the Mobile District Corps of Engineers. Atlanta: Interagency Archaeological Services, 1978. (Available at Miss. State)

Elliott, Jack D., II and Wells, Mary Ann. Cotton Gin Port: A Frontier Settlement on the Upper Tombigbee. Jackson, Miss.: Quail Ridge Press for the Mississippi Historical Society, 2003. (Available at Ole Miss, Amory Municipal Library, Evans Memorial Library in Aberdeen, Hamilton Library, Wren Library, and Nettleton Library)

Evans, William Augustus. A History of First Baptist Church, Aberdeen, Miss., 1837 to 1945, Inclusive. Aberdeen, Miss.: First Baptist Church, 1945.

Evans, William Augustus. Monroe County, Mississippi Cemetery Records. Columbus, Miss.: Lowndes County Dept. of Archives and History, 1980. (Available at Ole Miss)

Evans, William Augustus. Mother Monroe: A Series of Historical Sketches of Monroe County; Pioneer Times in Monroe County: From A Series of Letters Published in the Aberdeen Weekly 1877 and 1878; Who's Who in Monroe County Cemeteries. Hamilton, Miss.: Mother Monroe Pub. Co., 1979. (Articles appeared in the Aberdeen Examiner in 1936, 1937, and 1939) (Available at Ole Miss and Miss State) (153 pp.) [Reprinted in 2005: Available for $30 plus shipping and handling from Greg Miller (PO Box 182, Aberdeen, MS 39730). Contact him at rdmcollc@msn.com or (662) 369-6414 for more information.

Flood Insurance Study: City of Aberdeen, Mississippi, Monroe County. Washington, DC: Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Insurance Administration, 1977. (Available at Ole Miss)

Flood Insurance Study: City of Amory, Mississippi, Monroe County. Washington, DC: Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Insurance Administration, 1977. (Available at Ole Miss)

Flood Insurance Study: Monroe County, Mississippi and Incorporated Areas. Washington, DC: Federal Emergency Management Agency, 1988.

Hamilton, Charles Granville, comp. Lyric Monroe: A County Anthology. N. Charlotte, NC: American Press, n.d. 20 pp. (poetry)

Hathcock, Douglas W. Hathcock Family History. Huntsville, Ala.: The Author, 1967. [v. 1. Hathcock Families in Monroe County, Mississippi, 1847-1900]

Herring, Gloria Faye Thornton. Thornton Family Reunion 1989: The Family of Andrew Caiphas Thornton and Berneice Estelle Duke Thornton. Becker, Miss.: The author, 1989. (24 pp.; plus annual update lists)

Historic Aberdeen Association. Romantic Aberdeen: A Timeline of Mississippi Architecture. Amory, Miss.: Mid-South Fine Printers, 2004. [This item may be purchased from Aberdeen Floral Company for $19.95 in person or by mail for $25 (includes handling). Mail check payable to Historic Aberdeen Association and send to: Lawson Grimes, Aberdeen Floral Co., 211 S. Meridian St., Aberdeen, MS 39730]

Howell, George W. It Happened at the City Hall in Aberdeen: Political Activity During the Reconstruction Years, December 5th, 1865 to May 5th, 1876. Aberdeen, Miss.: G. W. Howell, 1961.

Howell, George W., Jr. The Howells of Athens in Monroe County, Mississippi, 1635 Through 1899. Vol. 2, rev. ed. Aberdeen, Miss.: The author, 1963. (245 pp.)

Howell, Horace G. The Howells, Monroe County, Mississippi, 1812-1949. Aberdeen, Miss.: Office Supply Store, n.d. (Available at Miss State)

Howell, Virginia M. Virginia's Diary. Edited by David B. Howell. Baton Rouge, La.: The author, 1991. (approx. 212 pp.)

Jones, Elizabeth C. Monroe County, Mississippi Marriages [1821-1825 and 1834-1850]. Aberdeen, Miss.: The author, 1962.

Jones, Elizabeth C. Monroe County, Mississippi Records. Aberdeen, Miss.: s.n., 196-?

Jones, Elizabeth C. Records of Monroe, Lowndes, and Chickasaw Counties, Mississippi. Aberdeen, Miss.: s.n., 1962.

Journal of Monroe County History. Aberdeen, Miss.: Monroe County Historical Society. v. 1 (1974)-v. 7. (1981) (Available at Ole Miss and Miss State - holdings may not be complete)

The Journal of Monroe County History of Mississippi. Aberdeen, Miss.: Monroe County Historical Society. v. 7 (1982)- (Available at Ole Miss and Miss State - holdings may not be complete)

Keady, Donald M.; Russell, Ernest E.; and Laswell, Troy J. Acker Lake Landslide, Monroe County, Mississippi. (Mississippi Geological, Economic, and Topographical Survey Information Series; MGS-73-1) Jackson, Miss.: Mississippi Geological, Economic, and Topographical Survey, 1973. (Available at Ole Miss & Miss. State)

Kennedy, Jerry D. Christian Churches in Amory, Mississippi, 1840-1992. Amory, Miss.: The author, 1992. (7 pp.)

Lancaster, Jane Fairchild. Hamilton: Take Your Place in History as the First County Seat of Monroe. Amory, Miss.: Amory Advertiser, 1975. (Available at Miss State)

Lann, Felix, comp. Methodism in Aberdeen: A Scrapbook of Historical Sketches from 1836 to 1957. Ed. by Carolyn Evans Sauter for the Sesqui-Centennial Homecoming, First United Methodist Church, Aberdeen, Mississippi, April 6, 1986. Aberdeen, Miss.: First United Methodist Church, 1986.

Leftwich, George J. Cotton Gin Port and Gaines' Trace. s.l.: s.n., 19--? (rpt. of pg. 263-70 of v. 7, 1903, Publications of Mississippi Historical Society)

Lloyd, Ruth Elizabeth. Surface Geology of Sulligent Quadrangle Alabama-Mississippi. M. S. Thesis - Mississippi State University, 1980. (Available at Miss. State)

MacDonald, John. A Survey of the Flora of Monroe County, Mississippi. M.S. Thesis - Mississippi State University, 1996. (Available at Miss. State)

Mann, Lillian. 1850 Census, Monroe County, Mississippi. Aberdeen, Miss.: L. Mann, 1976.

Mann, Lillian. Monroe County, Mississippi, 1860 Census. Princeton, Ky.: Ira L. Fears; Aberdeen, Miss.: L. Mann, 1976. (Available at Miss State)

Merrill, Robert K. Genesis of Bentonite in the Upper Cretaceous Strata of Monroe County, Mississippi. University: University of Mississippi, Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute, 1981. (Available at Miss. State)

Mississippi. State Highway Department. Testing Division. Soil Mechanics Subdivision. Soil and Foundation Report: County: Monroe. Jackson: Mississippi State Highway Department, Testing Division, Soil Mechanics Subdivision, 1976. (Available at Miss. State)

Mississippi State University. College of Business and Industry. A Proposal for a Study to Determine the Economic Feasibility of Locating a River Port on the Tombigbee River Near Aberdeen in Monroe County. Prepared for Mr. Jim Gardner, Chairman, Monroe County Port Authority, Aberdeen, Mississippi. State College, Miss.: Mississippi State, 1977. (Available at Miss. State)

Monroe County: The Bicentennial Edition of the Amory Advertiser. Amory, Miss.: Amory Advertiser, 1976. (On spine: History of Monroe Co., Mississippi)

Monroe County Book Committee. A History of Monroe County, Mississippi. Dallas, Tex.: Curtis Media, 1988. (Available at Ole Miss and Miss State)

Monroe County Development Association. Comprehensive Overall Economic Development Program for Monroe County, Mississippi. Amory: The Association, 1964. (Available at Miss. State)

Monroe County Development Association. Monroe County Overall Economic Development Plan for Monroe County, Mississippi. Aberdeen: The Association, 1967. (Available at Miss. State)

Monroe County, Mississippi. Board of Education. Monroe County Public Schools Survey. Aberdeen, Miss.: Monroe County Board of Education, 1956. 58 leaves. (Available at Ole Miss)

Monroe County, Mississippi, 1821-1900. Hammond, La.: Nicholas Russell Murray, Hunting for Bears, 1982? 3 vols. (Computer Indexed Marriage Records)

Monroe County, Mississippi: A Pictorial History. Limited ed. Humboldt, Tenn.: Rose Pub. Co., 1999. 256 pp.

Morgan, Ruth Basinger. A Place Called Darracott. Family charts by Nell Basinger Flicker. Maps by Julia Lepicier. Cover by Cecil Thompson. Aberdeen, Miss.: Allmond Ptg. Co., 1978. (Available at Ole Miss)

Murphree, L. C. et al. Soil Survey, Monroe County, Mississippi. Washington, D.C.: U. S. Dept. of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service, 1966. (Available at Ole Miss and Miss. State)

Nickles, Lillian Plant. 1848 Tax Assessment Roll: Aberdeen, Athens, Camargo, Cotton Gin Port, and Monroe County, Mississippi. Aberdeen: The author, 1960. 21 leaves.

Nickles, Lillian Plant. Marriage Book 4, Monroe County, Aberdeen, Mississippi. s.l.: s.n., n.d.

Parish, Ray. The Tubb Family of Monroe County, Mississippi and Their Kin. Pascagoula, Miss.: The author, 1987. (Available at Miss State)

Peacock, Lucille. Historical Sketches of Aberdeen, Mississippi. Aberdeen, Miss.: The author, 1961.

Pierce, Jessie. History of Smithville and Surrounding Territory. Amory, Miss.: The author, 1958. (Available at Ole Miss and Miss State)

Polk's Aberdeen (Monroe County, Miss.) City Directory. Richmond, Va.: R. L. Polk & Co. (1973 available at University of Southern Mississippi, Mississippi Collection)

Polk's Amory (Monroe County, Miss.) City Directory. Richmond, Va.: R. L. Polk & Co. (1964, 1969, 1971, & 1974 available at University of Southern Mississippi, Mississippi Collection)

Prout, William E. A Historical Documentation of Sites in Monroe County, Mississippi. s.l.: s.n., 1977. (Available at Ole Miss)

Puckett, E. F. "Reconstruction in Monroe County," in Reconstruction in Northern Counties of Mississippi. Oxford, Miss.: University of Mississippi, Department of History, 1907-1911. (Monroe County essay dated 1909 in the 9 volume collection.) (Available at Ole Miss)

Rodabough, John E. A History of the Negroes of Aberdeen and Monroe County, Mississippi, 1790-1916. Thesis (M.A.). Mississippi State University, 1964. (Available at Miss State)

Rodabough, John E. Steamboats on the Upper Tombigbee. Ed. by Helen M. Crawford. Drawings by Marilynne Bradley. Hamilton, Miss.: Tombigbee Press, 1985.

Rollins, Bertie Shaw. A Brief History of Aberdeen and Monroe County, Mississippi, 1821-1900. Aberdeen, Miss.: s.n., 1957. (Available at Ole Miss and Miss State)

Sollie, Carlton R. Land Tenure Patterns and Use in Three North Mississippi Counties. State College: Mississippi State University, Agricultural Experiment Station, 1969. 13 pp.

Stone, James Herbert. Cotton Gin Port, Mississippi: The History of a Tombigbee River Town. University, Miss.: University of Mississippi, 1969.

Stone, James Herbert. The Feasibility of Developing Historic Sites into Tourist Attractions and Recreational Areas on the Tombigbee River at Cotton Gin Port, Mississippi. University, Miss.: Published for the Tombigbee River Valley Water Management District, Tupelo, Miss., by the University of Mississippi, 1969. (Available at Ole Miss & Miss. State)

Sulphur Springs Primitive Baptist Church, Monroe County, Mississippi. Minutes, May 1859-Dec. 6, 1955. (Microfilm available at Miss. State)

Sykes, Eugene Lanier. Monroe County Has Always Had Some Mysterious Characters--But None Was So Persuasive and Convincing as Was the Widely Known Claude Lewis. s.l.: s.n., 1951. 12 pp. (Available at Ole Miss)

Thomas, Betty Wood. Mississippi Marriages: Lowndes County 1830-1868, Monroe County 1821-1858. s.l.: s.n., 1979. (Available at Ole Miss)

Thornton, Lori. North Boulevard Christian Church: A History. (Term Paper - Mid-South Christian College, 1984) (35 pp.)

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Nashville District and Mobile District. Monroe County, Mississippi Report: Water Use Survey, Tennessee-Tombigbee Corridor Study. Auburn, Ala.: Auburn University, Water Resources Research Institute, 1981. (Available at Miss. State)

United States. Department of Agriculture. Soil Conservation Service. Mantachie, Bogue Fala, and Bogue Eucuba Creeks Watershed, Itawamba, Lee and Monroe Counties, Mississippi: Final Environmental Impact Statement. Jackson, Miss.: Soil Conservation Service, 1975. (Available at Miss. State)

United States. Soil Conservation Service. Soil Interpretations for Planning and Development, Monroe County, Mississippi. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service, 1972. (Available at Ole Miss)

United States. Works Progress Administration. Monroe County [WPA Project] microform. Compiled by State-Wide Historical Research Project; Susie V. Powell, State Supervisor. s.l.: WPA for Miss., 1936? (Available on microform at Mississippi Library Commission)

Vestal, Franklin Earl. Monroe County Mineral Resources: Geology. Oxford, Miss.: University Press, 1943. Tests, by Thomas Edwin McCutcheon. (Available at Ole Miss and Miss State)

Whitaker, W. Kirby. Greenbrier United Methodist Church, Becker, Mississippi, 1850-1975. Amory, Miss.: The author, 1975? (6 pp.)

Winston, R. A. et al. Soil Survey of Monroe County, Mississippi. Washington, DC: GPO, 1910. (Available at Miss State)

Wright, Brynda Martin, comp. We Are One in the Spirit. Amory, Miss.: First United Methodist Church, 1991. (Cover subtitle: A History of First United Methodist Church, Amory, Mississippi). 320 pp.

Wright, Helen. Thornton Family Cook Book. Amory, Miss.: The author, 1999.

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