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  • Caldwell County, Missouri —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 6, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Ray County.
    Established:  29-Dec-1836
    County Seat:  Kingston, Missouri

    County history - Caldwell County is named in honor of John Caldwell, Indian scout. Alexander Doniphan is credited with naming Caldwell County in honor of an Indian fighter whom his father, Joseph Doniphan, had known in Kentucky. According to Floyd C. Shoemaker, Doniphan probably referred to Colonel John Caldwell, the famous soldier for whom Caldwell County, Kentucky was named. Mathew Caldwell has also been cited as the man for whom the Missouri County was named.


    Caldwell Courthouse
    GHLL Caldwell County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Caldwell County, MO Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/MOGenWeb site - Caldwell County Archives
    7. US/MOGenWeb - Caldwell County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Caldwell County Health Department, 275 South Washington, P.O. Box 66, Kingston, MO 64650.

    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Caldwell County - History and Genealogy (and links).
        Caldwell County plus other counties - Family Histories and Photo Albums


  • Callaway County, Missouri —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 28, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Boone, Howard and Montgomery Counties.
    Established:  25-Nov-1820
    County Seat:  Fulton, Missouri

    County history - Callaway County is named in honor of James Callaway (1783 1815), soldier during the War of 1812 and grandson of Daniel Boone. He was serving as a Missouri ranger when killed in the War of 1812.

    Callaway Courthouse
    GHLL Callaway County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Callaway County, MO Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society / Fulton, MO)
    6. US/MOGenWeb site - Callaway County Archives
    7. US/MOGenWeb - Callaway County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Callaway County Health Department, 4950 County Rd 304, Fulton, MO 65251.

    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Callaway County - History and Genealogy (and links).

    Census Information:
        1850 Census (T) - Federal Census Callaway County, Missouri (Text: 16 Files)


  • Camden County, Missouri —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 7, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Benton, Morgan and Pulaski counties and named Kindercook County.
    Established:  29-Jan-1841
    County Seat:  Camdenton, Missouri

    County history - Camden County is named in honor of President Martin Van Buren's New York home [Kindercook]. The name was changed to Camden on February 23, 1843, and renamed for Charles Pratt, 1st Earl of Camden (1714 1794), an English lawyer, judge, Whig politician, and proponent of civil liberties.

    Camden Courthouse
    GHLL Camden County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Camden County AHGP and / or ALHN
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Camden County, MO Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Camden County Genealogical Association / Camdenton, MO)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Camden County History Museum / Camdenton, MO)
    7. US/MOGenWeb site - Camden County Archives
    8. US/MOGenWeb - Camden County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Camden County Recorder of Deeds, 1 Court Circle, Suite 5, Camdenton, MO 65020.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Morgan County (north), Miller County (northeast), Pulaski County (east), Laclede
                County
    (southeast), Dallas County (southwest), Hickory County (west), Benton
                County
    (northwest).
               Note:   County names in gray print are not yet linked, those in blue are linked.

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    Census Information Camden County):
  • 1850 Census

  • Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for Camden county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.


  • Cape Girardeau County, Missouri —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 11, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of unorganied territorial lands [one of 5 original Counties].
    Established:  01-Oct-1812
    County Seat:  Jackson, Missouri

    County history - Cape Girardeau County is named in honor of Ensign Sieur Jean Baptiste de Girardot (also spelled Girardeau or Girardat), a French officer originally stationed at Kaskaskia, Illinois from 1704-1720 who later developed a trading post on the site on the present-day city of Cape Girardeau around 1733. The "cape" in the county name was a rock promontory overlooking the Mississippi River and Claire's house the original cape rock was destroyed by railroad construction. The county's name derives from a district located in the area when the Spanish controlled the region.


    Cape Girardeau
    Courthouse
    GHLL Cape Girardeau County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Cape Girardeau County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Cape Girardeau County, MO Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Cape Girardeau County Genealogical Society / Jackson, MO)
    6. US/MOGenWeb site - Cape Girardeau County Archives
    7. US/MOGenWeb - Cape Girardeau County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center, 1121 Linden Street, Cape Girardeau, MO 63703.

    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Cape Girardeau County - History


  • Carroll County, Missouri —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 21, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of Ray County.
    Established:  02-Jan-1833
    County Seat:  Carrollton, Missouri

    County history - Carroll County is named in honor of Charles Carroll (September 19, 1737 - November 14, 1832), known as Charles Carroll of Carrollton or Charles Carroll III to distinguish him from his similarly named relatives,[1] was a wealthy Maryland planter and an early advocate of independence from Great Britain. He served as a delegate to the Continental Congress and Confederation Congress and later as first United States Senator for Maryland. He was the only Catholic[2] and the longest-lived (and last surviving) signatory of the Declaration of Independence, dying at the age of 95, at his city mansion (largest and most expensive in town) in Baltimore's neighborhood of Jonestown on East Lombard and South Front Streets, by the Jones Falls.

    Carroll Courthouse
    GHLL Carroll County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project; Carroll County AHGP and / or ALHN (Not found online at this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Carroll County, MO Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Carroll County Genealogy Association / Carrollton, MO)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Carroll County Historical Society & Museum / Carrollton, MO)
    7. US/MOGenWeb site - Carroll County Archives
    8. US/MOGenWeb - Carroll County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records (Free Public Records)  |  Carroll County (Local Records)  |  Carrollton, MO (County Seat Records).
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Livingston County (north), Chariton County (east), Saline County (southeast),
             Lafayette County (southwest), Ray County (west), Caldwell County (northwest).
               Note:   County names in gray print are not yet linked, those in blue are
                 linked.


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    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for Carroll county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.


  • Cass County, Missouri —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 11, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Jackson County.
    Established:  03-Mar-1835
    County Seat:  Harrisonville, Missouri

    County history - Cass County was first called Van Buren, in honor of President Van Buren, Whom the Missourians delighted to honor at that time; but after he had been the presidential candidate of the Free Soil party in the preceding canvass; the democratic legislature changed the name to Cass County on February 19, 1849, to honor, Lewis Cass, of Michigan (1782 1866), who had been the Democratic candidate in 1848, and had been defeated by Gen. Taylor.

    Cass Courthouse
    GHLL Cass County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Cass County, MO Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Cass County Genealogical Society / Harrisonville, MO)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Cass County Historical Society / Harrisonville, MO)
    7. US/MOGenWeb site - Cass County Archives
    8. US/MOGenWeb - Cass County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Cass County Health Department, 300 South Main, Harrisonville, MO 64701.

    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Cass County - County History


  • Chariton County, Missouri —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 14, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of Howard County 16-Nov-1820.
    Established:  01-Jan-1821
    County Seat:  Keytesville, Missouri

    County history - Chariton County is named for the Chariton River, a tributary of the Missouri River. Several origins of the name of the Chariton River have been suggested. The most plausible suggestion connects the name of the river with Joseph Chorette, a French fur trader of St. Louis. Trudeau, in his Journal of 1795, mentions Chorette as accompanying him on his expedition up the Missouri River and as being drowned on July 10 of that year while swimming in the river. The family name has the variants Choret, Care and Carrette in old documents.

    Chariton Courthouse
    GHLL Chariton County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Chariton County, MO Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Chariton County Historical Society & Museum / Salisbury, MO)
    6. US/MOGenWeb site - Chariton County Archives
    7. US/MOGenWeb - Chariton County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records (Free Public Records)  |  Chariton County (Local Records)  |  Keytesville, MO (County Seat Records).
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Linn County (north), Macon County (northeast), Randolph County (east), Howard County (southeast),
             Saline County (southwest), Carroll County (west), Livingston County (northwest).
               Note:  County names in gray print are not yet linked, those in blue are
                 linked.

        Chariton County - County History
        County-Clerks.com - County-Clerks.com is a directory of every single county clerk's office in the United States.
             There are over 3,000 county clerks offices that we have contact information for. - Quoted from web site.

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    Census Information Chariton County):
  • 1850 Census

  • Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for Chariton county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.


  • Clay County, Missouri —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 26, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Ray County.
    Established:  02-Jan-1822
    County Seat:  Liberty, Missouri

    County history - Clay County is named in honor of U.S. Representative from Kentucky, later member of the United States Senate and United States Secretary of State., Henry Clay (1777 1852).

    Clay Courthouse
    GHLL Clay County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Clay County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Clay County, MO Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Clay County Historical Society & Museum / Liberty, MO)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Northland Genealogical Society / Parkville, MO)
    7. US/MOGenWeb site - Clay County Archives
    8. US/MOGenWeb - Clay County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Clay County Health Department, 1940 W. Kansas Street, Liberty, MO 64068.

    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Clay County - Clay County Archives and Historical Library
        Clay County - History, Records, Links

    Census Information:
        1900 Census (T) - Federal Census Clay County, Missouri (ED 16: 4 files)
        1920 Census (T) - Federal Census, Clay County, Missouri (ED 18: 10 files)


  • Cole County, Missouri —
    Information Updated for:  May 4, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Cooper County, 6-Nov-1820.
    Established:  01-Jan-1821
    County Seat:  Jefferson City, Missouri

    County history - Cole County is named in honor of pioneer, Captain Stephen Cole, who came from Virginia in 1807 and died in 1822.

    Cole Courthouse

    Capitol history - Dominating the skyline in all directions, Missouri's state Capitol is a monument to her citizens. The building rests upon a limestone bluff on the south bank of the Missouri River. It is 437 feet long and 300 feet wide at its center. The top of the dome towers 262 feet above the basement floor.
             The present Capitol is the third to stand in Jefferson City. The first, built in 1826 when the seat of government moved to the city, measured 40 feet by 60 feet and served as home for Missouri's governors. Flames engulfed that building in 1837, but construction of a second and much larger Capitol had already started on a nearby hill. This classical Revival structure was enlarged in the late 1880s to accommodate a growing government, but it also burned on Feb. 5, 1911, in one of the most spectacular fires in Missouri's history. Despite the total loss of the building, many state records were saved through the heroic efforts of hundreds of volunteers, prisoners, legislators and public officials.
             A few months later, in a special election held Aug. 1, 1911, Missourians approved the issuance of $3.5 million in state bonds for a new Capitol. New York designers Egerton Swartwout and Evarts Tracy were selected to design the new building, which was officially dedicated on Oct. 6, 1924.

    Missouri State Capitol

    GHLL Cole County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Cole County, MO Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Cole County Historical Society / Jefferson City, MO)
    6. US/MOGenWeb site - Cole County Archives
    7. US/MOGenWeb - Cole County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Cole County Health Department, 1616 Industrial Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65109.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings): Boone County (north), Callaway County (northeast),
             Osage County (southeast), Miller County (southwest), Moniteau County (northwest).

        Cole County - History, Records, Links
        Cole County - Independent website for history and genealogy



  • Crawford County, Missouri —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 13, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Gasconade County.
    Established:  23-Jan-1829
    County Seat:  Steelville, Missouri

    County history - Crawford County is named in honor of William Harris Crawford (February 24, 1772 - September 15, 1834), an American politician and a Georgia judge during the early 19th century. He served as United States Secretary of War from 1815 to 1816 and United States Secretary of the Treasury from 1816 to 1825, and was a candidate for President of the United States in 1824.

    Crawford Courthouse
    GHLL Crawford County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Crawford County, MO Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Crawford County Historical Society & Museum / Cuba, MO)
    6. US/MOGenWeb site - Crawford County Archives
    7. US/MOGenWeb - Crawford County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Crawford County Nursing Service, 202 West Main Street, P.O. Box 367, Steelville, MO 65565.

    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Crawford County - History

    Census Information:
        1860 Census (T) - Federal Census, Crawford County (Text: 11 pages / Slave: 1 folder & page).


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