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  • Ozark County, Missouri —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 7, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Taney County.
    Established:  29-Jan-1841
    County Seat:  Gainesville, Missouri

    County history - Ozark County is named for the Ozark Mountains. Ozark is the anglicized form of the French "aux arcs", an abbreviation of "Aux Arkansas", which means in the county of Arkansas. From 1843 to 1845 the county was called Decatur County, after Commodore Stephen Decatur.

    Ozark Courthouse
    1. Ozark County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Ozark County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Ozark County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Ozark County Genealogical & Historical Society / Gainesville, MO)
    4. Ozark County - US/MOGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Ozark County - US/MOGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Ozark County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Ozark County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Ozark County Vital Records - Ozark County Health Center, 304 W. 3rd Street, P.O. Box 180, Gainesville, MO 65655.

      Census Information:
    9. 1850 Census (T) - Federal Census Ozark County Slave Schedule (Text: 1 page).
    10. 1870 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Orzark County (Index: 5 pages / Text: 11 pages) Bayou, Bridges, Jackson,
               Jasper, Ozark and Richland Townships.


  • Perry County, Missouri —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 28, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Ste. Genevieve County , 16-Nov-1820.
    Established:  01-Jan-1821
    County Seat:  Perryville, Missouri

    County history - Perry County is named in honor of Oliver H. Perry, naval hero of the War of 1812.

    Perry Courthouse
    1. Perry County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Perry County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Perry County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Perry County Historical Society & Library / Perryville, MO)
    4. Perry County - US/MOGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Perry County - US/MissouriGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Perry County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Perry County Vital Records - Perry County Health Department, 406 N. Spring, Suite #1, Perryville, MO 63775.

    9. Perry County - History, Records, Links


  • Pettis County, Missouri —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 28, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Cooper and Saline Counties.
    Established:  26-Jan-1833
    County Seat:  Sedalia, Missouri

    County history - Pettis County is named in honor of one of the most brilliant men Missouri has ever known, the Honorable Spencer Darwin Pettis. He was the third representative in congress from Missouri.

    Pettis Courthouse
    1. Pettis County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Pettis County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Pettis County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Pettis County Historical Society
          311 West 3rd Street
          Sedalia, MO 65301

    4. Pettis County - US/MOGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Pettis County - US/MOGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Pettis County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Pettis County Vital Records - Pettis County Health Center, 911 East 16th, Sedalia, MO 65301-4435.

    9. Pettis County - History, Records, Links
    10. Pettis County - Sedalia High School 1914 Year Book (name list)
    11. Sedalia Public Library - home to the Sedalia Historical Society (see address above)


  • Phelps County, Missouri —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 7, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Crawford County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1857
    County Seat:  Rolla, Missouri

    County history - Phelps County is named in honor of John S. Phelps (1814 1886), a politician, soldier during the American Civil War, and twenty-third Governor of Missouri.

    Phelps Courthouse
    1. Phelps County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Phelps County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Phelps County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Phelps County Historical Society (Rolla, MO)
    4. Phelps County - US/MOGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Phelps County - US/MOGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Phelps County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Phelps County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Phelps County Vital Records - Phelps-Maries County Health Department, 200 N. Main, Suite G51, Rolla, MO 65401.

      Census Information:
    9. 1870 Census (T) - Phelps County, Cold Springs, Rolla, Saint James Townships and City of Rolla.
    10. 1900 Census (T) - Federal Census Phelps County, Missouri (ED 99-101)


  • Platte County, Missouri —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 22, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of The Platte Purchase, a land acquisition in 1836 by the United States government from
    Native American tribes all of which was east bank lands along the Missouri River.
    Established:  31-Dec-1838
    County Seat:  Platte City, Missouri

    County history - Platte County is named for the Platte River, a tributary of the Missouri River, which is in turn named for the French word "platte" meaning flat or shallow.

    Platte Courthouse
    GHLL Platte 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 - Platte County, MO Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Northland Genealogical Society / Parkville, MO)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Platte County Historical and Genealogical Society / Platte City, MO)
    7. US/MOGenWeb site - Platte County Archives
    8. US/MOGenWeb - Platte County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Platte County Health Department, 212 Marshall Road, Platte City, MO 64079.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Buchanan County (north), Clinton County (northeast), Clay County (east), Jackson
                County
    (southeast), Wyandotte County, Kansas (south), Leavenworth County,
                Kansas
    (southwest), Atchison County, Kansas (northwest).



  • Polk County, Missouri —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 18, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Greene County.
    Established:  31-Dec-1835
    County Seat:  Bolivar, Missouri

    County history - Polk County name was suggested by a local pioneer, Ezekiel Campbell, to honor his grandfather Ezekiel Polk who was a colonel in the Revolutionary War and an early settler in western Tennessee. But, when the legislature acted to create the county, they named it for another grandson, James K. Polk, who was the Speaker of the House in the U.S. Congress at the time.


    Polk Courthouse
    1. Polk County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Polk County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Polk County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Polk County Genealogical Society / Bolivar, MO)
    4. Polk County - US/MOGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Polk County - US/MOGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Polk County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Polk County Vital Records - Polk County Health Center, 1317 W Broadway, P.O. Box 124, Bolivar, MO 65613.

    9. Polk County - History, Records, Links
    10. Polk County Museum - Maintained by the Historical Society of Polk County, Missouri, Inc.


  • Pulaski County, Missouri —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 31, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Crawford County.
    Established:  19-Jan-1833
    County Seat:  Waynesville, Missouri

    County history - Pulaski County is named in honor of Casimir Pulaski, a Polish general of the American Revolution. Note:  The Pulaski County Courthouse (Waynesville, MO 65583) burned on June 13, 1903.

    Pulaski Courthouse
    1. Pulaski County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Pulaski County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Polk County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Genealogy/Historical Society of Pulaski County / Waynesville, MO)
    4. Pulaski County - US/MOGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Pulaski County - US/MOGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Pulaski County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Pulaski County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Pulaski County Vital Records - Pulaski County Health Department, 602 North Commercial, P.O. Box 408, Crocker, MO 65452.

    9. Pulaski County - History, Records, Links

      Census Information:
    10. 1840 Census (I) and (T) - Pulaski County, MO 1840 Federal Census
    11. 1850 Census (T) - 1850 Federal Census Pulaski County, Missouri (slave)


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