Yazoo county was
once a part of the domain of the Choctaw Indians. It is embraced in what
is known as the Second Choctaw Cession, or “New Purchase,” which was acquired
by the Treaty of Doak Stand. It was organized as a county by an act of
the Legislature of Mississippi, passed on February 23, 1823. It originally
embraced the present counties of Yazoo, Madison, Holmes, and Issaquena,
and by subsequent addition a portion of Warren and Washington counties.