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Mississippi's First County

Adams County is rich in history and traditions.  It is located in the brown loam soil area of the Southwest part of the state along the lower Mississippi River, bordering the state of Louisiana.  Named for President John Adams, it was the first Mississippi county to organize in the Mississippi Territory in 1798.  The first capital for the state was located in Adams County in 1817.

Adams County government strives to provide and maintain the fundamental services that assure the needs of its citizens and allow them to obtain and continue the highest quality of life. We aspire to:

  • Preserve and protect the public health, safety, welfare and environment for all citizens, without discrimination;
  • Provide services that are efficient, of high quality, and accessible to all and in a timely fashion;
  • Create an atmosphere of progressive government that is corporate friendly in order to entice industry to our community;
  • Balance the emphasis of government, which will provide an attractive climate for tourism; and
  • Be responsible leaders, open to the public, and serve with integrity, reliability, honesty and fairness.
  • ADA Compliance

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Proud to Take a Stand Monument Commission Info


County Residents: Report Damages During Emergency Events

By clicking the link below, county residents can report damages during emergency events.

Report Damage


Board Meetings are available to the public:

Board meetings are held every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month unless that Monday is a holiday.

Time: 9:00am

Click the link to watch recorded board meetings: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1HtmGtH_xoeuC7ysLFjT7wAsnDS40UYF

Unclaimed Funds / Property

Below are two links regarding unclaimed funds/property being held by the office of the State Treasurer for the State of Mississippi.  Please review the alphabetized list of names and, if your name is located on the list, fill out the form below and forward it to the address included on the form.  If you have any questions you may reach the office of the Mississippi State Treasurer at 601-359-3600.

Unclaimed Property/Funds List - PDF

Unclaimed Property/Funds Form - PDF