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  • Ralls County, Missouri —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 24, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Pike County, 16-Nov-1820.
    Established:  01-Jan-1821
    County Seat:  New London, Missouri

    County history - Ralls County is named in honor of Daniel Ralls, Missouri legislator.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Ralls County Vital Records - Ralls County Health Department, 405 West First Street, P.O. Box 434, New London, MO 63459.

    9. Ralls County - History, Records, Links


  • Randolph County, Missouri —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 24, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Chariton and Ralls Counties.
    Established:  22-Jan-1829
    County Seat:  Huntsville, Missouri

    County history - Randolph County is named in honor of John Randolph of Virginia (1773 - 1833). Senate Years of Service: 1825-1827.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    9. Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    10. Randolph County Vital Records - Randolph County Health Department, 423 E. Logan, P.O. Box 488, Moberly, MO 65270.

    11. Randolph County - History, Records, Links

      Census Information:
    12. 1880 Census (T) - ED109 (three pages)


  • Ray County, Missouri —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 28, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Howard County 16-Nov-1820.
    Established:  01-Jan-1821
    County Seat:  Richmond, Missouri

    County history - Ray County is named in honor of John Ray, member of the first state constitutional convention.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Ray County Vital Records - Ray County Health Department, 820 E. Lexington Street, Richmond, MO 64085.

    9. Ray County - History, Records, Links
    10. Ray County - Genealogical/Historical pages on "My Space". Home of the Ray County Historical Society.

      Census Information:
    11. 1830 Census (I) and (T) - One index page; two text pages.


  • Ripley County, Missouri —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 30, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Wayne County, 1831
    Established:  05-Jan-1833
    County Seat:  Doniphan, Missouri

    County history - Ripley County is named in honor of Eleazer Wheelock Ripley (1782-1839) , was a graduate of Dartmouth College, a distinguished Brigadier General in the War of 1812, and a U. S. Representative from Louisiana from 1835 until 1839.

    Ripley Courthouse
    GHLL Ripley 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 - Ripley County, MO Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Ripley County Historical Society
          105 Washington Street
          Doniphan, MO 63935

    5. US/MOGenWeb site - Ripley County Archives
    6. US/MOGenWeb - Ripley County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records - Ripley County Public Health Center, 1003 East Locust, Doniphan, MO 63935.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):  Carter County (north), Butler County (east), Clay County, Arkansas (southeast),
             Randolph County, Arkansas (southwest), Oregon County (west).
        Ripley County - History
        Ripley County - History, Records and Links


  • Saline County, Missouri —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 28, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Cooper County on 25-Nov-1820.
    Established:  01-Jan-1821
    County Seat:  Marshall, Missouri

    County history - Saline County is named appropriately, for the numerous salt springs in the area.

    Saline Courthouse
    1. Saline County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Saline County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Saline County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Saline County - US/MOGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Saline County - US/MOGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Saline County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Saline County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Saline County Vital Records - Saline County Health Office, 353 South Lafayette Street, Marshall, MO 65340.

    9. Saline County - History, Records, Links


  • St. Charles County, Missouri —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 5, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Missouri Territory lands [one of 5 original counties].
    Established:  01-Oct-1812
    County Seat:  St. Charles, Missouri

    County history - St. County is named in honor of Italian Cardinal St. Charles Borromeo.

    St. Charles Courthouse
    1. St. Charles County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. St. Charles County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. St. Charles County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Saint Charles Co. Hist. Soc. & Museum / St. Charles, MO)
    4. St. Charles County - US/MOGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. St. Charles County - US/MOGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. St. Charles County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. St. Charles County Vital Records - St. Charles Department Of Community Health & The Environment, 1650 Boonslick, St. Charles, MO 63301.

    9. St. Charles County - History, Records, Links


  • St. Clair County, Missouri —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 5, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Rives (later Henry) County..
    Established:  29-Jan-1841
    County Seat:  Osceola, Missouri

    County history - St. Clair County is named in honor of Arthur St. Clair, a Revolutionary War general.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. St. Clair County Vital Records - St. Clair County Health Center, 530 Arduser Drive, Osceola, MO 64776.

    9. St. Clair County - History, Records, Links


  • St. Francois County, Missouri —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 22, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Jefferson, Ste. Genevieve and Washington Counties.
    Established:  19-Dec-1821
    County Seat:  Farmington, Missouri

    County history - St. Francois County is named for the St. Francois River. The river was probably named by the early French for St. Francis of Assisi (c. 1182 1226), a Catholic deacon and the founder of the Order of Friars Minor, more commonly known as the Franciscans.

    St. Francois Courthouse
    GHLL St. Francois 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 - St. Francois County, MO Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (St. Francois County Historical Society / Farmington, MO)
    6. US/MOGenWeb site - St. Francois County Archives
    7. US/MOGenWeb - St. Francois County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - St. Francois County Health Center, 1025 West Main. P.O. Box Q, Park Hills, MO 63601.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings): Jefferson County (north), Ste. Genevieve County (east),
             Perry County (southeast), Madison County (south), Iron County (southwest),
             Washington County (west).

        Saint Francois County - Genealogy, History and Records links.



  • Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri —
    Information Updated for:  May 6, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Louisiana Purchase lands [one of five original Counties].
    Established:  01-Oct-1812
    County Seat:  Ste. Genevieve, Missouri

    County history - Ste. Genevieve County is named in honor of the patroness of Paris, France (Patron Saint of France).

    Ste. Genevieve Courthouse
    1. Ste. Genevieve County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Ste. Genevieve County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Ste. Genevieve County - Genealogical/Historical Society (none found online online)
    4. Ste. Genevieve County - US/MOGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Ste. Genevieve County - US/MOGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Ste. Genevieve County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Ste. Genevieve County Vital Records - Ste. Genevieve County Health Department, 115 Basler Drive, P.O. Box 49, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670.

    9. Ste. Genevieve County - History, Records, Links


  • St. Louis County, Missouri —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 5, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Louisiana Purchase lands [one of five original Counties] on 01-Oct-1812.
    Established:  22-Aug-1876
    County Seat:  Clayton, Missouri

    County history - St. Louis County is named in honor of the city of St. Louis and was organized August 22, 1876, under the 1875 Constitution of the State of Missouri. Until that date, St. Louis City and St. Louis County were one entity. After that time, St. Louis City became its own entity, maintaining its own courthouse and records. St. Louis (County), organized October 1, 1812, as one of the five original counties; named for St. Louis (King Louis IX of France), patron St. of King Louis XV.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. St. Louis County Vital Records - St. Louis County Dept of Health, Office of Vital Records, 111 S. Meramec Ave, 1st Floor, Clayton, MO 63105-1711.

    9. St. Louis County - History, Records, Links
    10. St. Louis - The Civil War
    11. St. Louis (City) - A field trip for a genealogy visit
    12. St. Louis - Obituary Index
    13. St. Louis County - St. Louis orpanage 1880 Census (House of Guaradian Angel)
    14. St. Louis Court - Historical Records Project
    15. Society/Museum/Assn - (Genealogical Society of Central Missouri / Columbia, MO)
    16. Society/Museum/Assn - (St. Louis History Museum / St. Louis, MO)
    17. Society/Museum/Assn - (Wildwood Historical Society / Wildwood, MO)


  • Scott County, Missouri —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 19, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of New Madrid County, 28-Dec-1821.
    Established:  01-Mar-1822
    County Seat:  Benton, Missouri

    County history - Scott County is named in honor of John Guier Scott (December 26, 1819 - May 16, 1892), who was a U.S. Representative from Missouri.He was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election in 1862 to the Thirty-eighth Congress. Scott was subsequently elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John W. Noell and served from December 7, 1863, to March 3, 1865. He engaged in the drug business in St. Louis. He resumed mining, and built furnaces, at Scotia, Missouri, in 1868 and at Nova Scotia a year later. He returned in 1870 to St. Louis. He moved to east Tennessee about 1880. He died at Oliver Springs, Tennessee, May 16, 1892. He was interred in Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri.


    Scott Courthouse
    GHLL Scott County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Scott County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Scott County, MO Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Scott County Historical & Genealogy Society / Benton, MO)
    6. US/MOGenWeb site - Scott County Archives
    7. US/MOGenWeb - Scott County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Scott County Health Department, P.O. Box 129, Sikeston, Missouri 63801.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Cape Girardeau County (northwest), Alexander County, Illinois (northeast), Mississippi
             County (southeast), New Madrid County (south), Stoddard County (southwest).

        County records - Records from Scott County were destroyed during the Civil War. Goodspeed's 1888 History
             of Southeast Missouri
    provided the basic information for the county's early history, which has been used in
             subsequent histories.
        Goodspeed's 1888 History of Southeast Missouri - as stated above. (Hearthstone Legacy Publications)


  • Shannon County, Missouri —
    Information Updated for:  May 6, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Ripley and Washington Counties.
    Established:  29-Jan-1841
    County Seat:  Eminence, Missouri

    County history - Shannon County is named in honor of George F. "Peg-Leg" Shannon of the Lewis and Clark expedition.

    Shannon Courthouse
    1. Shannon County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Shannon County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Shannon County - Genealogical/Historical Society (none found online)
          Shannon County Historical & Genealogical Society
          P.O. Box 335
          106 N. Ash Street
          Winona, MO 65588
          (573) 325-4728

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Shannon County Vital Records - Shannon County Health Dept., 110 Grey Jones Drive, P.O. Box 788, Eminence, MO 65466.

    9. Shannon County - History, Records, Links


  • Shelby County, Missouri —
    Information Updated for:  May 11, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Marion County.
    Established:  02-Jan-1835
    County Seat:  Oak Dale until 1836 then moved to Shebyville, Missouri

    County history - Shelby County is named in honor of Gen. Isaac Shelby, who fought at King's Mountain, in the Revolution, and was subsequently Governor of Kentucky.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Shelby County Vital Records - Shelby County Health Department, 700 East Main, P.O. Box 240, Shelbyville, MO 63469.

    9. Shelby County - History, Records, Links



  • Stoddard County, Missouri —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 6, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of New Madrid County.
    Established:  02-Jan-1835
    County Seat:  Bloomfield, Missouri

    County history - Stoddard County is named in honor of Amos Stoddard (1762 1813), the only commandant of Upper Louisiana for the French Republic and the only commandant for the District of Louisiana for the United States in 1804 during the handover of the Louisiana Purchase.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Stoddard County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Stoddard County Vital Records - Stoddard County Public Health Center, 1001 North Highway 25, P.O. Box 277, Bloomfield, MO 63825.

    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (The Stars and Stripes Museum & Library Association / Bloomfield, MO)


  • Stone County, Missouri —
    Information Updated for:  May 15, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Taney County.
    Established:  10-Feb-1851
    County Seat:  Galena, Missouri

    County history - Stone County is named in honor of William Stone, early settler and pioneer judge of Taney County.

    Stone Courthouse
    1. Stone County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Stone County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Stone County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Stone County Historical and Genealogical Society / Galena, MO)
    4. Stone County - US/MOGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Stone County - US/MOGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Stone County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Stone County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Stone County Vital Records - Stone County Health Center, 109 E. 4th Street, P.O. Box 125, Galena, MO 65656.

    9. Stone County - Early History of Stone County Missouri
    10. Stone County - History
    11. Stone County - Old Settlers of Stone County Missouri


  • Sullivan County, Missouri —
    Information Updated for:  May 16, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Linn County.
    Established:  14-Feb-1845
    County Seat:  Milan, Missouri

    County history - Sullivan County is named in honor of John Sullivan (February 17, 1740 - January 23, 1795), who was the third son of Irish immigrants, an American general in the Revolutionary War and a delegate in the Continental Congress, and a United States federal judge. Originally defined by the Legislature as Highland County on February 17, 1843, the name was changed upon actual organization.

    Sullivan Courthouse
    1. Sullivan County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Sullivan County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Sullivan County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Sullivan County Historical Society / Milan, MO)
    4. Sullivan County - US/MOGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Sullivan County - US/MOGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Sullivan County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Sullivan County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Sullivan County Vital Records - Sullivan County Health Department, #1 Hawthorne Drive, P.O. Box 129, Milan, MO 63556.

    9. Sullivan County - History


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