Missouri County History and Listings

Missouri County History and Listings

Our county-by-county listing of Missouri has contact information and dates vital records for historic and modern-day counties.

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Adair
Box 690, Kirksville, MO 63501
(660) 665-2552
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~moadair
Incorporated: Jan. 29, 1841
Parent county: Macon
Marriage records: start in 1841, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1841, County Recorder
Probate: 1841, Probate Clerk
Court: 1841, County Clerk
School Enumeration: unknown start, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has birth records 1883-1893.

Allen
Incorporated: Feb. 23, 1843
Parent county: Holt
Notes: See Atchison County. Name changed to Atchison Feb. 14, 1845.

Andrew
Box 208, Savannah, MO 64485
(816) 324-4221
http://andrewcounty.org
Incorporated: Jan. 29, 1841
Parent county: Platte Purchase
Marriage records: start in 1841, kept in County Recorder
Divorce: 1841, Circuit Court
Land: 1841, County Recorder
Probate: 1841, Probate Clerk
Court: 1841, Circuit Court
Military: unknown start, Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth records 1883-1895, and death records 1883-1893.

Arkansas
Incorporated: 1813
Parent county: New Madrid
Notes: Abolished 1819 when Territory of Arkansas was formed.

Ashley
Incorporated: Feb. 17, 1843
Parent counties: Shannon, Wright
Notes: See Texas county. Name changed to Texas Feb. 14, 1845.

Atchison
Box 280, Rock Port, MO 64482
(660) 744-2707
http://atchisoncounty.org
Incorporated: Feb. 23, 1845
Parent counties: Holt, Platte Purchase
Marriage records: start in 1845, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1845, County Recorder
Probate: 1845, Probate Clerk
Court: 1845, County Clerk
Notes: Formerly Allen County. Name changed to Atchison Feb. 14, 1845; part of Platte Purchase; attached to Holt County until 1854; lost 10-mile strip to Iowa in 1848. County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1893.

Audrain
101 N. Jefferson, Mexico, MO 65265
(573) 473-5840
http://audraincounty.org
Incorporated: Jan. 12, 1831
Parent county: Ralls
Marriage records: start in 1837, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1837, County Recorder
Probate: 1837, Probate Clerk
Court: 1837, County Clerk
Notes: Created in 1831, but remained attached to Callaway, Monroe and Ralls counties until 1836. In 1842 gained an additional 31 square miles from Monroe County. County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1886.

 

Barry
102 West St. #1, Cassville, MO 65625
(417) 847-2361
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mobarry/barry.htm
Incorporated: Jan. 5, 1835
Parent county: Greene
Marriage records: start in 1837, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1835, County Recorder
Probate: 1835, Probate Clerk
Court: 1872, County Clerk
Notes: Fire in 1872 destroyed many records in Circuit Clerk’s office. County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1885.

Barton
1007 Broadway, Lamar, MO 64759
(417) 682-2444
http://bartoncounty.com
Incorporated: Dec. 12, 1855
Parent county: Jasper
Marriage records: start in 1866, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1857, County Recorder
Probate: 1866, Probate Clerk
Court: 1866, County Clerk
Notes: Courthouse burned in 1860. County Clerk has birth records 1883-1896, and death records 1883-1899.

Bates
1 N. Delaware, Butler, MO 64730
(660) 679-5171
http://batescounty.net
Incorporated: Jan. 29, 1841
Parent county: Cass
Marriage records: start in 1860, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: 1860, Circuit Court
Land: 1839, County Recorder
Probate: 1845, Probate Clerk
Court: 1858, County Clerk
Notes: Feb. 22, 1855, the three southern tiers of townships in Cass County were added to Bates. Courthouse burned in 1861. County Clerk has birth records 1883-1907, and death records 1883-1893.

Benton
Box 37, Warsaw, MO 65355
(660) 428-2900
http://bentoncomo.com
Incorporated: Jan. 3, 1835
Parent county: Pettis/Greene
Marriage records: start in 1839, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1837, County Recorder
Probate: 1836, Probate Clerk
Court: 1835, County Clerk
Notes: Benton remained unorganized until Jan. 1837; in 1845, 24 sq. miles of northwest part of Benton became part of Pettis County and Hickory County was created, reducing Benton to its present size. County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1890.

Bollinger
Box 949, Marble Hill, MO 63764
(573) 238-1900
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mobollin/bcgenweb.htm
Incorporated: March 1, 1851
Parent counties: Cape Girardeau, Stoddard, Wayne/Madison
Marriage records: start in 1865, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1851, County Recorder
Probate: 1866, Probate Clerk
Court: 1866, County Clerk
Notes: Courthouse burned in 1866; courthouse burned in 1884 while occupied only by the County Clerk’s office. County Clerk has birth records 1883-1891 and death records 1883-1892.

Boone
705 E. Walnut St., Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 886-4000
http://www.showmeboone.com
Incorporated: Nov. 16, 1820
Parent county: Howard
Marriage records: start in 1821, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: 1821, Circuit Court
Land: 1821, County Recorder
Probate: 1821, Probate Clerk
Court: 1821, County Clerk

Buchanan
411 Jules St. Room 331, St. Joseph, MO 64501
(816) 271-1462
http://buchcomo.phpwebhosting.com
Incorporated: Dec. 31, 1838
Parent county: Platte Purchase
Marriage records: start in 1839, kept by Recorder of Deeds
Probate: 1839, Probate Clerk
Court: 1839, County Clerk
Land: 1839, County Recorder
Notes: County Clerk has death records 1883-1893.

Butler
100 N. Main, Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
(573) 686-8082
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mobutle2/index.html
Incorporated: Feb. 27, 1849
Parent county: Wayne
Marriage records: start in 1878, kept by Recorder of Deeds
Land: 1849, County Recorder
Probate: 1849, Probate Clerk
Court: 1849, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1893.

Caldwell
49 E. Main St., Box 68, Kingston, MO 64650
(816) 586-2581
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mocaldwe
Incorporated: Dec. 29, 1836
Parent county: Ray
Marriage records: start in 1860, kept by County Recorder
Land: 1835, County Recorder
Probate: 1856, Probate Clerk
Court: 1859, County Clerk
Notes: April 19, 1860, courthouse destroyed by fire; all records destroyed except those of the Probate Court. Nov. 28. 1896, courthouse destroyed by fire.

Callaway
10 E. Fifth St., Fulton, MO 65251
(573) 642-0780
http://callaway.county.missouri.org
Incorporated: Nov. 25, 1820
Parent counties: Montgomery, Boone, Howard
Marriage records: start in 1821, kept by County Recorder
Land: 1821, County Recorder
Probate: 1821, Probate Clerk
Court: 1821, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1888.

Camden
1 Court Circle Suite 8, Camdenton, MO 65020
(573) 346-4440
http://camdenmo.org
Incorporated: Jan. 29, 1841
Parent counties: Benton, Pulaski, Morgan
Marriage records: start in 1902, kept by County Recorder
Land: 1849, County Recorder
Probate: 1902, Probate Clerk
Court: 1902, County Clerk
Notes: Formerly Kinderhook County. Name changed to Camden Feb. 23, 1843. Line between Camden and Miller changed 1845. Courthouse burned 1902.

Cape Girardeau
44 N. Lorimier, Box 2047, Cape Girardeau, MO 63702
(573) 335-8253
http://capecounty.us
Incorporated: Oct. 1, 1812
Parent county: Original District
Marriage records: start in 1805, kept by County Recorder
Land: 1805, County Recorder
Court: 1815, County Clerk
Probate: 1805, Probate Clerk
Notes: Present size of county since March 5, 1849. Courthouse burned in 1870. County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1893. Riverside Regional Library has all records on microfilm.

Carroll
County Courthouse, Carrollton, MO 64633
(816) 542-0615
http://carroll.mogenweb.org
Incorporated: Jan. 3, 1833
Parent county: Ray
Marriage records: start in 1833, kept by Recorder of Deeds
Divorce: 1833, Circuit Court
Land: 1833, County Recorder
Probate: 1833, Probate Clerk
Court: 1833, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has birth records 1883-1885, and death records 1883-1890.

Carter
Box 578, Van Buren, MO 63965
(573) 323-4513
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mocarter
Incorporated: March 10 1859
Parent counties: Oregon, Reynolds, Ripley, Shannon
Marriage records: start in 1861, kept by Recorder of Deeds
Land: 1845, County Recorder
Probate: 1859, Probate Clerk
Court: 1866, County Clerk

Cass
102 E. Wall, Harrisonville, MO 64701
(816) 380-8226
http://casscounty.com
Incorporated: March 3, 1835
Parent county: Jackson
Marriage records: start in 1836, kept by Recorder of Deeds
Land: 1837, County Recorder
Probate: 1835, Probate Clerk
Court: 1835, County Clerk
Notes: Formerly Van Buren County. Named changed to Cass Feb. 19, 1949; three southern tiers of townships were relinquished to Bates County Feb. 22, 1855. County Clerk has birth records 1883-1903.

Cedar
Box 665, Stockton, MO 65785
(417) 276-6700
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mocedar
Incorporated: Feb. 14, 1845
Parent counties: Dade, St. Clair
Marriage: start in 1845, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: 1845, County Clerk
Land: 1845, County Recorder
Probate: 1845, Probate Clerk
Court: 1845, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has birth records 1883-1889, death records 1883-1886.

Chariton
605 Jackson St., Box 112, Keytesville, MO 65261
(660) 288-3602
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mocharit
Incorporated: Nov. 16, 1820
Parent county: Howard
Marriage records: start in 1821, kept by County Recorder
Court: 1820, County Clerk
Land: 1826, County Recorder
Probate: 1861, Probate Clerk
Notes: Courthouse burned Sept. 20, 1864; only a few records lost. County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1887.

Christian
100 W. Church, Box 278, Ozark, MO 65721
(417) 581-6372
http://christiancountymo.gov
Incorporated: March 8, 1859
Parent counties: Greene, Taney, Webster
Marriage records: start in 1866, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1861, County Recorder
Probate: 1864, Probate Clerk
Court: 1865, County Clerk
Notes: Courthouse burned 1865. County Clerk has birth records 1840-1904, death records 1883-1884.

Clark
111 E. Court St. #2, Kahoka, MO 63445
(660) 727-3292
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~moclark/clarkcotownship.htm
Incorporated: Dec. 16, 1836
Parent county: Lewis
Marriage records: start in 1836, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: 1836, Circuit Court
Land: 1833, County Recorder
Probate: 1836, Probate Clerk
Court: 1837, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has birth records 1830-1840 and 1883-1892, death records 1883-1892.

Clark (old)
Incorporated: 1818
Parent county: Arkansas
Notes: Never organized; abolished in 1819 when territory of Arkansas was created.

Clay
11 S. Water St., Box 218, Liberty, MO 64069
(816) 792-7706
http://www.claycogov.com
Incorporated: Jan. 2, 1822
Parent county: Ray
Marriage records: start in 1822, kept by Recorder of Deeds
Divorce: 1822, Circuit Court
Land: 1822, County Recorder
Probate: 1821, Probate Clerk
Court: 1822, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1884.

Clinton
207 N. Main St., Box 275, Plattsburg, MO 64477
(816) 539-3731
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~moclinto
Incorporated: Jan. 2, 1833
Parent county: Clay
Marriage records: start in 1847, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: 1833, Circuit Court
Land: 1833, County Recorder
Probate: 1833, Parish Clerk
Court: 1836, County Clerk
Military: 1919, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has birth records 1863-1879; 1883-1888, death records 1883-1888.

Cole
301 E. High St., Box 1870, Jefferson City, MO 65101
(573) 634-9100
http://www.colecounty.org
Incorporated: Nov. 16, 1820
Parent county: Cooper
Marriage records: start in 1821, kept by Recorder of Deeds
Divorce: 1821, Circuit Court
Land: 1821, County Recorder
Probate: 1834, Probate Clerk
Court: 1821, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1906.

Cooper
200 Main St., Booneville, MO 65233
(660) 882-2232
http://www.coopercountymo.org
Incorporated: Dec. 17, 1818
Parent county: Howard
Marriage records: start in 1819, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: 1819, Circuit Court
Land: 1819, County Recorder
Probate: 1819, Probate Clerk
Court: 1821, County Clerk
Burial: unknown start, County Clerk
Naturalization: 1819, Circuit Clerk and Recorder
Notes: County Clerk has birth records 1883-1894, death records 1883-1889.

Crawford
302 W. Main St., Steelville, MO 65565
(573) 775-2376
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mocrawfo
Incorporated: Jan. 23, 1829
Parent county: Gasconade
Marriage records: start in 1829, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: 1832, Circuit Court
Land: 21832, County Recorder
Probate: 1832, Probate Clerk
Court: 1831, County Clerk
Notes: County Court records lost 1829-1835. Courthouse burned Feb. 15, 1873 and Jan. 5, 1884. County Clerk has birth records 1879-1903, death records 1883-1891 and 1941-1943.

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Dade
Main St., Greenfield, MO 65661
(417) 637-2724
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~modade/modade.htm
Incorporated: Jan. 29, 1841
Parent counties: Barry, Polk
Marriage records: start in 1863, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: 1867, Circuit Court
Land: 1841, County Recorder
Probate: 1841, Probate Clerk
Court: 1846, County Clerk
Notes: Lost 10-mile strip on northern boundary to Cedar County and 9-mile strip on southern boundary to Lawrence, reducing it to its present size March 28, 1845. Courthouse burned in 1863, but no records lost. County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1885.

Dallas
107 Maple St.; Box 436, Buffalo, MO 65622
(417) 345-2632
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~modallas
Incorporated: Jan. 29, 1841
Parent county: Polk
Marriage records: start in 1867, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1867, County Recorder
Probate: 1867, Probate Clerk
Court: 1867, County Clerk
Burial: unknown start, County Recorder
Notes: Formerly Niangua County. Name changed to Dallas Dec. 16, 1844. Courthouse burned Oct. 18, 1863; second courthouse burned July 30, 1864 and records destroyed; the replaced records burned Sept. 3, 1867. County Clerk has Birth records 1883-1908, death records 1883-1924.

Daviess
Hwy. 13, Box 337, Gallatin, MO 64640
(660) 663-2641
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~modavies/daviess.htm
Incorporated: Dec. 29, 1836
Parent county: Ray
Marriage records: start in 1837, kept by County Recorder
Court: 1837, County Clerk
Land: 1838, County Recorder
Probate: 1890, Probate Clerk
Local census: 1876, County Library
Notes: County Library has birth and death records on microfilm 1883-1893. County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1891.

De Kalb
Box 248, Maysville, MO 64469
(816) 449-2602
http://www.dekalbcountymo.org
Incorporated: Feb. 25, 1845
Parent county: Clinton
Marriage records: start in 1845, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1836, County Recorder
Probate: 1877, Probate Clerk
Court: 1856, County Clerk
Notes: Courthouse burned in 1878; many records lost, but records of circuit clerk’s office were preserved along with a few records from other offices. County clerk has birth records 1883-1893, death records 1883-1891 and 1942-1943.

Dent
112 E. Fifth St., Salem, MO 65560
(573) 729-3931
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~modent/index.html
Incorporated: Feb. 10, 1851
Parent county: Crawford, Shannon
Marriage records: start in 1851, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1851, County Recorder
Probate: 1866, Probate Clerk
Court: 1866, County Clerk
Notes: Courthouse burned in 1864, destroying some records. County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1884.

Dodge
Incorporated: Dec. 18, 1846
Parent county: Putnam
Notes: Discontinued in 1853. Lost territory when Iowa boundary was established Feb. 13, 1849, bringing its area below the constitutional limit of 400 sq. miles. Its territory was added to Putnam County March 16, 1853.

Douglas
Box 249, Ava, MO 65608
(417) 683-4713
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~modougla/doug.htm
Incorporated: Oct. 29, 1857
Parent county: Ozark
Marriage records: start in 1877, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1858, County Recorder
Probate: 1886, Probate Clerk
Court: 1886, County Clerk
Notes: Territory increased in 1864 by addition of portions of Taney and Webster counties. County Clerk has death records 1886-1894.

Dunklin
Box 567, Kennett, MO 63857
(573) 888-2456
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~modunkl2/dcgenweb.htm
Incorporated: Feb. 14, 1845
Parent county: Stoddard
Marriage records: start in 1872, kept by Recorder of Deeds
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1859, County Recorder
Probate: 1865, Probate Clerk
Court: 1872, County Clerk
Notes: In 1853, a mile-wide strip from Stoddard County was added to Dunklin County. Courthouse burned in 1872, all records lost.

Franklin
400 E. Locust, Union, MO 63084
(636) 583-6303
http://franklinmo.org
Incorporated: Dec. 11, 1818
Parent county: St. Louis
Marriage records: start in 1819, kept by Recorder of Deeds
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1819, County Recorder
Probate: 1819, Probate Clerk
Notes: Boundaries not accurately defined until 1845. County clerk has birth records 1862-1892, and death records 1883-1887.

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Gasconade
119 E. First St. Room 6, Hermann, MO 65041
(573) 486-2632
http://www.gscnd.com
Incorporated: Nov. 25, 1820
Parent county: Franklin
Marriage: start in 1822, kept by County Recorder
Land: 1821, County Recorder
Probate: 1825, Probate Clerk
Court: 1821, County Clerk
Notes: In 1869 relinquished 36 square miles to Crawford County. County Clerk has birth records 1867-1896, and death records 1883-1896.

Gentry
200 Clay St., Albany, MO 64402
(660) 726-3525
http://www.mogenweb.org/gentry
Incorporated: Feb. 12, 1845
Parent county: Clinton
Marriage: start in 1859, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: 1885, Circuit Court
Land: 1885, County Recorder
Probate: 1885, Probate Clerk
Court: 1885, County Clerk
Notes: Organization completed 1843. Courthouse burned 1885. County Clerk has birth records 1867-1893, and death records 1883-1893.

Greene
1010 Boonville, Springfield, MO 65802
(417) 868-4074
http://www.greenecountymo.org
Incorporated: Jan. 2, 1833
Parent county: Crawford
Marriage records: start in 1833, kept by County Recorder
Land: 1833, County Recorder
Probate: 1832, Probate Clerk
Tax: 1833, County Archives and Record Center
Court: 1833, County Clerk
Local Census: 1876, County Archives and Record Center
Military: unknown start, County Archives and Record Center
Notes: Courthouse burned 1861; few records lost. County clerk has birth records 1883-1901, and death records 1883-1902. Clerk of circuit court has divorce records 1837-1950.

Grundy
700 Main St., Box 196, Trenton, MO 64683
(660) 359-6605
http://www.grundycountymo.com
Incorporated: Jan. 29, 1841
Parent county: Livingston
Marriage records: start in 1841, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1841, County Recorder
Probate: 1863, Probate Clerk
Court: 1841, County Clerk
Notes: County clerk has birth records 1847-1866, birth and death records 1883-1893.

Harrison
Box 189, Bethany, MO 64424
(660) 425-6425
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~moharris
Incorporated: Feb. 14, 1845
Parent county: Daviess
Land: start in 1845, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: 1845, County Recorder
Divorce: 1858, Circuit Court
Probate: 1853, Probate Clerk
Court: 1845, County Clerk
Notes: Courthouse burned Jan. 1874, most records saved, tax records destroyed. County Clerk has birth records 1883-1889, and death records 1883-1893.

Hempstead
Incorporated: 1818
Parent county: New Madrid
Notes: Abolished 1819 when territory of Arkansas was created.

Henry
100 W. Franklin St., Box 478, Clinton, MO 64735
(660) 885-7200
http://www.henrycomo.com
Incorporated: Dec. 13, 1834
Parent county: Lillard
Marriage records: start in 1835, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1835, County Recorder
Probate: 1834, Probate Clerk
Court: 1835, County Clerk
Burial: unknown start, County Museum
Military: unknown start, County Recorder
Notes: Formerly Rives County. Name changed to Henry Feb. 15, 1841. Death records are scattered. County Clerk has birth records 1883-1890.

Hickory
Box 101, Hermitage, MO 65668
(417) 745-6421
http://www.hickorycountymo.com
Incorporated: Feb. 14, 1845
Parent counties: Benton, Polk
Marriage records: start in 1872, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: 1858, Circuit Court
Probate: 1845, Probate Clerk
Court: 1845, County Clerk
Land: 1846, County Recorder
Notes: Courthouse burned 1852 and 1881, many records lost. County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1898.

Holt
100 W. Nodaway St., Oregon, MO 64473
(660) 446-3303
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mohchs
Incorporated: Jan. 29, 1841
Parent county: Platte Purchase
Marriage records: start in 1841, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: 1841, Circuit Court
Land: 1841, County Recorder
Probate: 1837, Probate Clerk
Court: 1841, County Clerk
Notes: Formerly Nodaway County. Name changed to Holt Feb. 15, 1841. Courthouse burned Jan. 30 1965, most records undamaged. County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1889.

Howard
1 Courthouse Sq., Fayette, MO 65248
(660) 248-2194
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mohoward
Incorporated: Jan. 13, 1816
Parent counties: St. Charles, St. Louis
Marriage records: start in 1816, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: 1900, Circuit Court
Land: 1816, County Recorder
Probate: 1816, Parish Clerk
Court: 1816, County Clerk
Burial: 1820, Circuit Court
Military: 1900, Circuit Court
Notes: Courthouse burned 1887; few records lost. County Clerk has birth records 1883-1893, and death records 1883-1888.

Howell
Box 967, West Plains, MO 65775
(417) 256-3741,
http://www.howellcounty.net
Incorporated: March 2, 1857
Parent county: Oregon
Marriage records: start in 1867, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1866, County Recorder
Probate: 1862, Probate Clerk
Court: 1857, County Clerk
Notes: Courthouse destroyed during Civil War. County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1895.

Iron
Box 424, Ironton, MO 63650
(573) 546-2811
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~moicgs/icgs_home.html
Incorporated: Feb. 17, 1857
Parent counties: Madison, Reynolds, St. Francis, Washington, Wayne
Marriage records: start in 1857, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1814, County Recorder
Probate: 1857, Probate Clerk
Court: 1857, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has birth records 1883-1896, and death records 1883-1887.

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Jackson
415 E. 12th St. 3rd Floor, Kansas City, MO 64106
(816) 881-3926
http://www.jacksongov.org
Incorporated: Dec. 15, 1826
Parent county: Lillard
Marriage records: start in 1827, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1827, County Recorder
Probate: 1828, Probate Clerk
Court: 1828, County Clerk
Notes: Nearly all its territory was acquired from Osage and Kansas Indians June 2, 1825. County Clerk has birth records 1883-1895, and death records 1883-1893.

Jasper
302 S. Main St. Room 303, Carthage, MO 64836
(417) 358-0441
http://www.jaspercounty.org
Incorporated: Jan. 29, 1841
Parent county: Barry
Marriage records: start in 1841, kept by Recorder of Deeds
Land: 1841, County Recorder
Probate: 1841, Probate Clerk
Court: 1841, County Clerk
Notes: Courthouse destroyed in 1863, records had been removed and were returned in 1865. Courthouse burned in 1883. County Clerk has birth records 1883-1900, and death records 1883-1897.

Jefferson
Box 100, Hillsboro, MO 63050
(636) 797-5443
http://www.jeffcomo.org
Incorporated: Dec. 8, 1818
Parent counties: St. Genevieve, St. Louis
Marriage records: start in 1825, kept by Recorder of Deeds
Land: 1819, County Recorder
Probate: 1820, Probate Clerk
Court: 1819, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1892.

Johnson
101 W. Market, Warrensburg, MO 64093
(660) 422-7413
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mojohnso
Incorporated: Dec. 13, 1834
Parent county: Lillard
Marriage: start in 1835, kept by Recorder of Deeds
Divorce: ca. 1860, Circuit Court
Land: 1832, County Recorder
Probate: 1835, Probate Clerk
Court: 1835, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1894.

Kinderhook
Incorporated: Jan. 29, 1841
Parent county: Benton, Pulaski, Morgan
Notes: Name changed to Camden Feb. 23, 1843.

Knox
107 N. Fourth St., Box 116, Edina, MO 63537
(660) 397-2688
http://knoxcountymo.org
Incorporated: Feb. 14, 1845
Parent county: Scotland
Marriage records: start in 1845, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1845, County Recorder
Probate: 1845, Probate Clerk
Court: 1845, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has birth records 1883-1939, and death records 1883-1893.

Laclede
200 N. Adams St., Lebanon, MO 65536
(417) 532-2471
http://www.lacledecountymissouri.org
Incorporated: Feb. 24, 1849
Parent counties: Camden, Pulaski, Wright
Marriage records: start in 1855, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1849, County Recorder
Probate: 1848, Probate Clerk
Court: 1845, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has birth records 1883-1893.

Lafayette
1001 Main St., Box 357, Lexington, MO 64067
(660) 259-4315
http://www.lafayettecountymo.com
Incorporated: Nov. 16, 1820
Parent county: Cooper
Marriage records: start in 1821, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: 1821, Circuit Court
Land: 1820, County Recorder
Probate: 1821, County Clerk
Court: 1821, County Recorder
Notes: Formerly Lillard County. Name changed to Lafayette Feb. 16, 1825.

Lawrence
1 Courthouse Sq. Suite 201, Mount Vernon, MO 65712
(417) 466-2471
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~molawre2
Incorporated: Feb. 14, 1845
Parent counties: Barry, Dade
Marriage records: start in 1845, kept by Recorder of Deeds
Divorce: 1846, Circuit Court
Land: 1845, County Recorder
Probate: 1843, Probate Clerk
Court: 1845, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1893.

Lawrence, old
Incorporated: March 1, 1815
Parent county: New Madrid
Notes: Lost territory to Wayne Feb. 1, 1819. Abolished Feb. 16, 1825.

Lewis
Box 97, Monticello, MO 63457
(573) 767-5352
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~molewis
Incorporated: Jan. 2, 1833
Parent county: Marion
Marriage records: start in 1833, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1833, County Recorder
Probate: 1833, Probate Clerk
Court: 1833, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1887.

Lillard
Incorporated: Nov. 16, 1820
Parent county: Cooper
Notes: See Lafayette County. Name changed to Lafayette Feb. 16, 1825.

Lincoln
201 Main St., Troy, MO 63379
(636) 528-6300
http://www.lcmo.us
Incorporated: Dec. 14, 1818
Parent county: St. Charles
Marriage records: start in 1825, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1819, County Recorder
Probate: 1820, Probate Clerk
Burial: unknown start, County Recorder
Court: 1819, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has death records 1883-1884.

Linn
108 N. High, Box 84, Linneus, MO 64653
(660) 895-5409
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~molinn
Incorporated: Jan. 6, 1837
Parent county: Chariton
Marriage records: start in 1857, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: 1837, Circuit Court
Land: 1836, County Recorder
Probate: 1840, Probate Clerk
Court: 1857, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has birth records 1822-1888, and death records 1883-1887.

Livingston
700 Webster St., Chillicothe, MO 64601
(660) 646-1718
http://www.livingstoncountymo.com
Incorporated: Jan. 6, 1837
Parent county: Carroll
Marriage records: start in 1837, kept by Recorder of Deeds
Land: 1837, County Recorder
Probate: 1837, Probate Clerk
Court: 1837, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has birth records 1883-1891, and death records 1883-1890.

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Macon
101 E. Washington St., Box 382, Macon, MO 63552
(660) 385-4631
http://www.maconcountymo.com
Incorporated: Jan. 6, 1837
Parent counties: Randolph, Chariton
Marriage records: start in 1837, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1837, County Recorder
Probate: 1838, Probate Clerk
Court: 1837, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1893.

Madison
1 Courthouse Square., Fredericktown, MO 63645
(573) 783-2176
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momadiso
Incorporated: Dec. 14, 1818
Parent counties: Cape Giradeau, St. Genevieve
Marriage records: 1821, Circuit Court
Divorce: 1821, Circuit Court
Land: 1819, County Recorder
Probate: 1821, Probate Clerk
Court: 1827, County Clerk
Military: 1943, Circuit Court
Local Census: 1876, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1900.

Maries
211 Fourth St., Box 213, Vienna, MO 65582
(573) 422-3338
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momaries/maries.htm
Incorporated: March 2, 1855
Parent counties: Osage, Pulaski
Marriage records: start in 1869, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: 1866, Circuit Court
Land: 1855, County Recorder
Probate: 1866, Probate Clerk
Court: 1866, County Clerk
School: 1911, Circuit Court
Notes: In 1859 and 1868, small tracts of land were exchanged with Phelps County. Courthouse burned Nov. 6, 1868; nearly all records destroyed. County Clerk has birth records 1883-1884, and death records for 1883 only.

Marion
100 S. Main St., Box 392, Palmyra, MO 63461
(573) 769-2318
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momarion
Incorporated: Dec. 14, 1826
Parent county: Ralls
Marriage records: start in 1827, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: 1827, Circuit Court
Land: 1827, County Recorder
Probate: 1827, Probate Clerk
Court: 1827, County Clerk
Military: unknown start, Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth records 1883-1890, death records 1883-1889, and birth and death records 1927-1930.

McDonald
Box 157, Pineville, MO 64856
(417) 223-7515
http://www.mcdonaldcountygov.com
Incorporated: March 3, 1849
Parent county: Newton
Marriage records: start in 1865, kept by Recorder of Deeds
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1853, County Recorder
Probate: 1865, Probate Clerk
Court: 1855, County Clerk
Notes: Name changed from Seneca to McDonald in 1849. In 1876 a survey error was corrected, establishing a new eastern line, annexing a 2.5-mile strip from Barry County. Courthouse and records burned in 1863. County Clerk has birth records 1856-1894.

Mercer
802 E. Main St., Princeton, MO 64673
(660) 748-3425
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momercer
Incorporated: Feb. 14, 1845
Parent county: Grundy
Marriage records: start in 1898, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Court: 1868, County Clerk
Land: 1846, County Recorder
Probate: 1849, Probate Clerk
Notes: Courthouse burned March 24, 1898; nearly all records of the Circuit Clerk and Recorder, Treasurer and Sheriff were destroyed or damaged. Records in office of Probate Judge and County Clerk were saved, but many were damaged. County Clerk has birth records 1883-1894 and records 1883-1894.

Miller
2001 Highway 52, Tuscumbia, MO 65082
(573) 369-1900
http://millercountymissouri.org
Incorporated: Feb. 6, 1837
Parent counties: Cole, Pulaski
Marriage records: start in 1837, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1837, County Recorder
Probate: 1837, Probate Clerk
Court: 1837, County Clerk
Notes: Line between Camden and Miller changed 1845. Territory from Morgan County annexed 1860. Minor changes in 1868. County Clerk has birth records 1883-1891, and death records 1883-1904.

Mississippi
200 N. Main St., Box 369, Charleston, MO 63834
(573) 683-2146
http://www.misscomo.net
Incorporated: Feb. 14, 1845
Parent county: Scott
Marriage records: start in 1845, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: NA, Circuit Court
Court: 1845, County Clerk
Probate: 1845, Probate Clerk
Land: 1823, County Recorder

Moniteau
200 E. Main, California, MO 65018
(573) 796-2071
http://www.moniteau.net
Incorporated: Feb. 14, 1845
Parent counties: Cole, Morgan
Court: 1845, County Clerk
Marriage: start in 1845, kept by Recorder of Deeds
Land: 1845, County Recorder
Probate: 1845, Probate Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has birth records 1883-1894, and death records 1883-1887.

Monroe
Box 227, Paris, MO 65275
(660) 327-5204
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momonroe
Incorporated: Jan. 6, 1831
Parent county: Ralls
Marriage records: start in 1831, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Court: 1831, County Clerk
Probate: 1832, Probate Clerk
Land: 1831, County Recorder
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1885.

Montgomery
211 E. Third St., Montgomery City, MO 63361
(573) 564-3341
http://www.montgomerycountymo.org
Incorporated: Dec. 14, 1818
Parent county: St. Charles
Marriage records: start in 1864, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: 1886, Circuit Court
Land: 1839, County Recorder
Court: 1886, County Clerk
Probate: 1889, Probate Clerk
Notes: County records burned 1864.

Morgan
100 E. Newton St., Versailles, MO 65084
(573) 378-5436
http://morgan-county.org
Incorporated: Jan. 5, 1833
Parent county: Cooper
Marriage records: start in 1833, kept by Recorder of Deeds
Land: 1837, County Recorder
Probate: 1834, Probate Clerk
Court: 1833, County Clerk
Notes: Courthouse burned 1887, no records lost. County Clerk has birth records 1841-1863, and birth and death records 1883-1886.

New Madrid
450 Main St., New Madrid, MO 63869
(573) 748-2228
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~monewmad/nmgenweb.htm
Incorporated: Oct. 1, 1812
Parent county: Original district
Marriage records: start in 1847, kept by Recorder of Deeds
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1805, County Recorder
Probate: 1800, Probate Clerk
Court: 1805, County Clerk

Newton
Box 130, Neosho, MO 64850
(417) 451-8257
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~monewton/newton.html
Incorporated: Dec. 30, 1838
Parent county: Barry
Marriage records: start in 1865, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: unknown start, County Clerk
Probate: 1839, Probate Clerk
Court: 1839, County Clerk
Land: 1839, County Recorder
Notes: In 1846 a strip two miles wide from Newton County was attached to Jasper County. Courthouse burned 1862. County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1885.

Niangua
Incorporated: Jan. 29, 1841
Parent county: Polk
Notes: See Dallas County. Boundaries slightly changed and name changed to Dallas Dec. 16, 1844.

Nodaway
305 N. Main St., Maryville, MO 64468
(660) 582-2251
http://www.nodawaycountymo.com
Incorporated: Jan. 2, 1845
Parent county: Andrew
Marriage records: start in 1845, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: 1845, Circuit Court
Land: 1845, County Recorder
Probate: 1845, Probate Clerk
Court: 1845, County Clerk
Notes: Attached to Andrew County until organization Feb. 14, 1845. County Clerk has birth records 1883-1890, and death records 1883-1893.

Oregon
Box 406, Alton, MO 65606
(417) 778-7460
http://www.mooregon.org
Incorporated: Feb. 14, 1845
Parent county: Ripley
Marriage records: start in 1877, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1845, County Recorder
Probate: 1854, Probate Clerk
Court: 1872, County Clerk
Notes: Courthouse burned during Civil War; records were removed and most saved. County Clerk has birth records 1883-1890, court records 1845-1859, and death records 1883-1889. County Recorder has marriage records 1845-1861.

Osage
Box 825, Linn, MO 65051
(573) 897-3114
http://osagecountygov.com
Incorporated: Jan. 29, 1841
Parent county: Gasconade
Marriage: start in 1841, kept by Recorder of Deeds
Land: 1841, County Recorder
Probate: 1841, Probate Clerk
Notes: March 1, 1855, boundaries between Osage and Pulaski defined. Courthouse burned Nov. 15, 1880, records saved. County Clerk has birth records 1883-1898, and death records 1883-1894.

Ozark
Box 416, Gainesville, MO 65655
(417) 679-3516
http://www.ozarkcounty.net
Incorporated: Jan. 29, 1841
Parent county: Taney
Marriage records: start in 1858, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1858, County Recorder
Probate: 1865, Probate Clerk
Court: 1858, County Clerk
Commissioner Minutes: unknown start, County Clerk
Notes: Name changed to Decatur Feb. 22, 1843. Name changed back to Ozark March 24 1845. County Clerk has birth records 1884-1890, and death records 1887-1889.

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Pemiscot
610 Ward Ave., Box 34, Caruthersville, MO 63830
(573) 333-0182
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mopemis2
Incorporated: Feb. 19, 1851
Parent county: New Madrid
Marriage records: 1882, Recorder of Deeds
Land: 1881, County Recorder
Probate: 1865, Probate Clerk
Divorce: 1890, Circuit Court
Court: 1883, County Clerk
Notes: Courthouse and records burned 1883. County Clerk has birth records 1883-1884.

Perry
15 W. Saint Maries St. #2, Perryville, MO 63775
(573) 547-6581
http://perrycountymo.us
Incorporated: Nov. 16, 1820
Parent county: St. Genevieve
Marriage records: start in 1830, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1821, County Recorder
Probate: 1821, Probate Clerk
Court: 1821, County Clerk
Military: unknown start, County Recorder
Naturalization: 1821, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1894.

Pettis
415 S. Ohio Ave., Sedalia, MO 65301
(660) 826-0617
http://www.pettiscomo.com
Incorporated: Jan. 26, 1833
Parent counties: Cooper, Saline
Marriage records: 1833, Recorder of Deeds
Land: 1833, County Recorder
Probate: 1833, Probate Clerk
Court: 1833, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1885.

Phelps
200 N. Main, Rolla, MO 65401
(573) 364-1891
http://phelpscounty.org
Incorporated: Nov. 13, 1857
Parent counties: Crawford, Pulaski, Maries
Marriage records: start in 1857, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: 1857, Circuit Court
Land: 1857, County Recorder
Probate: 1858, Probate Clerk
Court: 1857, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1890.

Pike
115 W. Main, Bowling Green, MO 63334
(573) 324-3112
http://www.pcgenweb.com
Incorporated: Dec. 14, 1818
Parent county: St. Charles
Marriage records: start in 1825, kept by Recorder of Deeds
Land: 1819, County Recorder
Probate: 1825, Probate Clerk
Court: 1819, County Clerk
Notes: Courthouse burned 1864, no mention of fate of records. County Clerk has birth records 1883-1884.

Platte
415 Third St., Platte City, MO 64079
(816) 858-2232
http://co.platte.mo.us
Incorporated: Dec. 31, 1838
Parent county: Platte Purchase
Marriage records: start in 1839, kept by Recorder of Deeds
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1839, County Recorder
Probate: 1839, Probate Clerk
Court: 1839, County Clerk
Notes: Attached to Clay County for civil and military purposes from Dec. 1836 to Dec. 1838. County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1887.

Polk
102 E. Broadway Room 14, Bolivar, MO 65613
(417) 326-4912
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mopolk
Incorporated: Jan. 5, 1835
Parent county: Greene
Marriage records: start in 1836, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: 1857, Circuit Court
Land: 1837, County Recorder
Probate: 1835, Probate Clerk
Court: 1836, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has birth records 1872-1900, and death records 1883-1890.

Pulaski
301 Historic Rt. 66 E. Room 202, Waynesville, MO 65583
(573) 774-4755
http://www.pulaskicountyweb.com
Incorporated: Jan. 19, 1833
Parent county: Crawford
Marriage records: start in 1903, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: 1903, Circuit Court
Land: 1903, County Recorder
Probate: 1833, Probate Clerk
Court: 1903, County Clerk

Pulaski, old
Incorporated: 1818
Parent county: Franklin
Notes: Organization not perfected and much of its territory became Gasconade in 1820. Abolished 1819 when territory of Arkansas was created.

Putnam
1601 W. Main St., Unionville, MO 63565
(660) 947-2071
http://putnam.mogenweb.org
Incorporated: Feb. 22, 1845
Parent counties: Adair, Sullivan
Marriage records: start in 1849, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: 1855, Circuit Court
Land: 1847, County Recorder
Probate: 1853, Probate Clerk
Court: 1855, County Clerk
Notes: When the Iowa boundary was established, the areas of both Putnam and Dodge counties were below the constitutional limit. Dodge disorganized in 1853 and its territory was regained by Putnam. County Clerk has birth records 1878-1907, and death records 1887-1907.

Ralls
Box 444, New London, MO 63459
(573) 985-5633
http://www.rallscounty.org
Incorporated: Nov. 16, 1820
Parent county: Pike
Marriage records: start in 1821, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: 1821, Circuit Court
Land: 1821, County Recorder
Probate: 1821, Probate Clerk
Court: 1821, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has birth records 1883-1893, and death records 1883-1886.

Randolph
23 N. Williams, Moberly, MO 65270
(660) 263-4474
http://www.randolphcounty-mo.gov
Incorporated: Jan. 22, 1829
Parent counties: Chariton, Ralls
Marriage records: start in 1829, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1841, County Recorder
Probate: 1829, Probate Clerk
Court: 1858, County Clerk
Notes: Courthouse burned 1880, few records lost. County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1889.

Ray
100 W. Main St., Richmond, MO 64085
(816) 776-3377
http://ray.mogenweb.org
Incorporated: Nov. 14, 1820
Parent county: Howard
Marriage records: start in 1820, kept by Recorder of Deeds
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1820, County Recorder
Court: 1821, County Clerk
Probate: 1821, Probate Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has birth records 1883-1890, and death records 1883-1889. Records of interest to genealogists obtainable from Ray County Historical Society, Richmond, MO 64085.

Reynolds
Box 76, Centerville, MO 63633
(573) 648-2494
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~moreynol
Incorporated: Feb. 25, 1845
Parent county: Shannon
Marriage records: start in 1872, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: 1872, Circuit Court
Land: 1872, County Recorder
Probate: 1872, Probate Clerk
Court: 1872, County Clerk
Notes: Courthouse burned 1872, all records lost. County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1886.

Ripley
100 Courthouse Sq. Suite 3, Doniphan, MO 63935
(573) 996-2818
http://ripleycountymissouri.org
Incorporated: Jan. 5, 1833
Parent county: Wayne
Marriage records: start in 1833, kept by Recorder of Deeds
Land: 1833, County Recorder
Probate: 1856, Probate Clerk
Court: 1867, County Clerk
Notes: County clerk has birth records 1883-1897, and death records 1883-1893.

Rives
Incorporated: Dec. 13, 1834
Parent county: Lafayette
Notes: See Henry County. Name changed to Henry Feb. 15, 1841.

Saline
101 E. Arrow St., Marshall, MO 65340
(660) 886-3331
http://saline.mogenweb.org
Incorporated: Nov. 25, 1820
Parent counties: Cooper, Howard
Marriage records: start in 1835, kept by County Recorder
Land: 1821, County Recorder
Probate: 1821, Probate Clerk
Court: 1821, County Clerk
Cemetery: unknown start, Marshall Public Library
Notes: Courthouse burned 1864, but records were saved. County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1885.

Schuyler
Hwy. 136, Lancaster, MO 63548
(660) 457-3842
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~moschuy2
Incorporated: Feb. 14, 1845
Parent county: Adair
Marriage records: start in 1845, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1845, County Recorder
Probate: 1845, Probate Clerk
Court: 1846, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has birth records 1883-1893, and death records 1883-1891.

Scotland
117 S. Market St. #106, Memphis, MO 63555
(660) 465-8605
http://www.scotlandcounty.net
Incorporated: Jan. 29, 1841
Parent counties: Lewis, Clark, Shelby
Marriage records: start in 1841, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: 1841, Circuit Court
Land: 1836, County Recorder
Probate: 1842, Probate Clerk
Court: 1841, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1889.

Scott
Box 277, Benton, MO 63736
(573) 545-3596
http://scottcountymo.com
Incorporated: Dec. 28, 1821
Parent county: New Madrid
Marriage records: start in 1840, kept by Recorder of Deeds
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1822, County Recorder
Probate: 1825, Probate Clerk
Court: 1822, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1886.

Shannon
Box 148, Eminence, MO 65466
(573) 226-3315
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~moshanno
Incorporated: Jan. 29, 1841
Parent county: Ripley
Marriage records: start in 1881, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: 1872, Circuit Court
Land: 1859, County Recorder
Probate: 1869, Probate Clerk
Court: 1872, County Clerk
Notes: Courthouse destroyed during Civil War. Courthouse burned 1863, 1871 and 1938. Recorder Office burned 1893. Some land records in Ironton, MO, prior to 1872.

Shelby
Box 176, Shelbyville, MO 63469
(573) 633-2151
http://shelby-mo.com
Incorporated: Jan. 2, 1835
Parent county: Marion
Marriage records: start in 1835, kept by Recorder of Deeds
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1835, County Recorder
Probate: 1836, Probate Clerk
Court: 1835, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1887.

St. Charles
300 N. Second St., St. Charles, MO 63301
(636) 949-7900
http://sccmo.org
Incorporated: Oct. 1, 1812
Parent county: Original district
Marriage records: start in 1807, kept by Recorder of Deeds
Land: 1804, County Recorder
Probate: 1805, Probate Clerk
Court: 1808, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has birth records 1867-1890.

St. Clair
655 Second St., Box 493, Osceola, MO 64776
(417) 646-2315
http://stclaircountymissouri.com
Incorporated: Jan. 16, 1833
Parent county: Lafayette
Marriage records: start in 1855, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1841, County Recorder
Probate: 1865, Probate Clerk
Court: 1841, County Clerk
Notes: Lost land to Pettis Jan. 26, 1833, and attached to Rives until formally organized from Rives County Jan. 29, 1841. County Clerk has birth records 1883-1903, and death records 1883-1890.

St. Francois
1 N. Washington St., Farmington, MO 63640
(573) 756-4511
http://sfcgov.org
Incorporated: Dec. 19, 1821
Parent counties: Jefferson, St. Genevieve, Washington
Marriage records: start in 1836, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1822, County Recorder
Probate: 1822, Probate Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has birth records 1883-1893, and death records 1883-1890.

St. Genevieve
55 S. Third St., St. Genevieve, MO 63670
(573) 883-2705
http://stegenevievemissouri.com
Incorporated: Oct. 1, 1812
Parent county: Original district
Marriage records: start in 1807, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: unknown start, District Court
Land: 1804, County Recorder
Probate: 1807, Probate Clerk
Court: 1804, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1892.

St. Louis
7900 Carondelet, Clayton, MO 63105
(314) 615-8029
http://co.st-louis.mo.us
Incorporated: Oct. 1, 1876
Parent counties: Original district, St. Louis City
Birth records: start in 1876, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1876, Recorder of Deeds
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Death: 1883, County Clerk
Land: 1876, County Recorder
Court: 1876, County Clerk
Probate: 1876, Probate Clerk

St. Louis City
10 N. Tucker, Cibil Courts Bldg., St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 622-4405
http://stlouis.missouri.org/government
Incorporated: March 5, 1804
Parent county: Original county
Birth records: start in 1825, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1766, County Recorder
Death: 1825, County Clerk
Land: 1766, County Recorder
Probate: 1766, Probate Clerk
Tax: unknown start, Assessor
Court: 1766, County Clerk

Stoddard
Box 30, Bloomfield, MO 63825
(573) 568-4640
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mostodd2/index.html
Incorporated: Jan. 2, 1835
Parent county: New Madrid
Marriage records: start in 1863, kept by Recorder of Deeds
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1835, County Recorder
Probate: 1835, Probate Clerk
Court: 1835, County Clerk
Military: unknown start, County Clerk
Notes: Courthouse burned 1864, but records had been removed safely. County Clerk has birth records 1883-1887 and 1883-1886.

Stone
Box 45, Galena, MO 65656
(417) 357-6127
http://stoneco-mo.us
Incorporated: Feb. 10, 1851
Parent county: Taney
Marriage records: start in 1851, kept by County Recorder
Land: 1854, County Recorder
Probate: 1848, Probate Clerk
Court: 1851, County Clerk
Military: 1918, County Clerk

Sullivan
109 N. Main, Milan, MO 63556
(660) 265-4717
http://www.sullivancountymissouri.com
Incorporated: Feb. 14, 1845
Parent county: Linn
Marriage records: start in 1845, kept by Recorder of Deeds
Divorce: 1845, Circuit Court
Land: 1845, County Recorder
Probate: 1849, Probate Clerk
Court: 1845, County Clerk
Notes: Recorder of Deeds has birth records 1835-1871 and 1883-1892, and death records 1883-1899.

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Taney
132 David St., Forsyth, MO 65653
(417) 546-7200
http://taneycounty.org
Incorporated: Jan. 6, 1837
Parent county: Greene
Marriage records: start in 1885, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1881, County Recorder
Probate: 1888, Probate Clerk
Court: 1887, County Clerk
Voter Registration: 1961, County Clerk
Notes: Courthouse burned 1885.

Texas
210 N. Grand, Houston, MO 65483
(417) 967-3742
http://texascountymissouri.org
Incorporated: Feb. 14, 1845
Parent county: Shannon, Wright
Marriage records: start in 1855, kept by Recorder of Deeds
Divorce: 1855, Circuit Court
Land: 1843, County Recorder
Probate: 1870, Probate Clerk
Court: 1858, County Clerk
Notes: Formerly Ashley County. Name changed to Texas Feb. 14, 1845. County Clerk has birth records 1883-1887, and death records 1883-1890.

Van Buren
Incorporated: March 3, 1835
Parent county: Jackson
Notes: See Cass County. Name changed to Cass Feb. 19, 1849.

Vernon
100 W. Cherry St., Nevada, MO 64772
(417) 448-2550
http://vernoncountymo.org
Incorporated: Feb. 17, 1851
Parent county: Bates
Marriage records: start in 1855, kept by Recorder of Deeds
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1855, County Recorder
Probate: 1855, Probate Clerk
Court: 1856, County Clerk
Burial: unknown start, County Historical Society
Notes: Created Feb. 17, 1851, but was declared unconstitutional because its territory was exactly that of Bates County; legally created Feb. 27, 1855. Reorganized Oct. 17, 1865 after suspension of civil order during Civil War. Courthouse destroyed during that period, but clerk had taken records when he joined the army and all except the deed book were later recovered. County Clerk has birth records 1883-1897, and death records 1883-1904.

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Warren
104 W. Main St., Warrenton, MO 63383
(636) 456-3363
http://warrencountymo.org
Incorporated: Jan. 5, 1833
Parent county: Montgomery
Marriage records: start in 1833, kept by Recorder of Deeds
Land: 1833, County Recorder
Probate: 1833, Probate Clerk
Court: 1833, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has birth records 1883-1889, and death records 1883-1894.

Washington
102 N. Missouri St., Potosi, MO 63664
(573) 438-4171
http://www.mogenweb.org/washington/index.html
Incorporated: Aug. 21, 1813
Parent county: St. Genevieve
Marriage records: start in 1815, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1825, Circuit Court
Land: 1813, County Recorder
Probate: 1813, Probate Clerk
Court: 1819, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has birth records 1883-1895, death records 1883-1895 and 1974-1976.

Wayne
Box 47, Greenville, MO 63944
(573) 224-3052
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mowayne
Incorporated: Dec. 11, 1818
Parent counties: Cape Girardeau, Lawrence
Marriage records: start in 1892, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1849, County Recorder
Probate: 1869, Probate Clerk
Court: 1893, County Clerk
Notes: Courthouse and all records burned 1854 and 1892. County Clerk has birth and death records 1914-1940.

Webster
Box 529, Marshfield, MO 65706
(417) 859-2006
http://webstercountymo.gov
Incorporated: March 3, 1855
Parent counties: Greene, Wright
Marriage records: start in 1855, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1854, County Recorder
Probate: 1855, Probate Clerk
Court: 1855, County Clerk
Notes: Courthouse burned 1863, but records were saved, except tax rolls and election returns. County Clerk has birth records 1883-1893, and death records 1883-1884.

Worth
4th and Front St., Grant City, MO 64456
(660) 564-2210
http://worthcounty.us
Incorporated: Feb. 8, 1861
Parent county: Gentry
Marriage records: start in 1861, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: 1861, Circuit Court
Land: 1849, County Recorder
Probate: 1861, Probate Clerk
Court: 1861, County Clerk
Notes: County clerk has birth and death records 1883-1893.

Wright
Box 39, Hartville, MO 65667
(417) 741-7121
http://wrightcountymo.com
Incorporated: Jan. 29, 1841
Parent county: Pulaski
Marriage records: start in 1897, kept by County Recorder
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1853, County Recorder
Probate: 1853, Probate Clerk
Court: 1895, County Clerk
Notes: Courthouse burned in 1864, destroying many records. Courthouse and records destroyed in 1897.
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