Historical Overview - Mississippi Territory

Mississippi Territory - Statehood (1809-1819)


During this period very little historical records exist as to the semblance of what we regard today as "local government." It would be logical to assume that Baldwin County came under the political umbrella of the Mississippi Territorial Legislature with governance exercised at the lower tier by Territorial military officers.

As portions of the Mississippi Territory approached Alabama statehood, Baldwin County fell under the influence of the Alabama Territorial Legislature.