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     Osage County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. The county was named for the Osage River. As of 2000, the population was 13,062. Its county seat is Linn.  The center of population of Missouri is located in Osage County, in the city of Westphalia.

     Osage County was organized January 29, 1841, from Gasconade County and named for the Osage River. The name Osage is generally believed to be a corruption by the French of Washazhe, the name of the Osage Indians. The name has also been given as Wawsashe, Wacase, and Wassashsha. Marquette spelled the named Ouchage and Autrechacha. The name, to the Indians, meant "people."

     Counties adjacent to Osage are: Callaway County (north); Gasconade County (east); Maries County (south) Miller County (southwest); and Cole County (west).

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All Departments below are in the Osage County Courthouse located at P.O. Box 825, LInn, MO 65051; Telephone: (573) 897-3114 , unless otherwise noted below. The Official County website is located at .

Osage County has records of genealogical interest available: Recorder of Deeds: Index to deeds, 1841-1886; Deed records, 1841-1889; Marriage records, 1841-1920. Clerk of the County Court: Permanent record of births, 1883-1895; Register of births and stillbirths, 1883-1898; Permanent record of deaths, 1883-1893; Register of deaths, 1883-1894; County court records, 1841-1856; State census, 1876; Tax books, 1844, 1856-1862 and 1865; Land owner’s list, 1844. Clerk of the Circuit Court: Index to circuit court records, 1841-1905; Circuit court records, 1841-1890. Clerk of the Probate Court: Index to probate records, 1841 -1895; Probate records, 1841-1892; Administrator’s/executor’s letters, bonds and records, 1841-1923; Inventories, appraisements and sale bills, 1870-1898; Guardian’s/curator’s records, 1887-1894; Will records, 1841-1916. The Health Department has Birth & Death Records from 1910-Present.


There are a few online databases for Court, Land and Probate Records which include:Missouri

 Marriages, 1766-1983, Missouri Marriages to 1850, Missouri Marriages, 1851-1900. You may also search the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) or Land Patents: 1831 - 1969. Many pioneers and settlers bought land from the government instead of individuals.

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·         Missouri State Genealogical Association, P.O. Box 833, Columbia, MO 65205-0833

·         State Historical Society of Missouri, 1020 Lowry Str., Columbia, MO 65201-7298; (573) 882-7083, [EMAIL]

·         Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation, P.O. Box 1715, Columbia, MO 65205-1715; (573) 443-5946

·         Osage County Historical Society, P.O. Box 402, 402 Main Street, Linn, MO 65051, (573) 897-2932,

·         Westphalia Historical Society, P.O. Box 244, 119 E. Main Street, Westphalia, MO 65808-9717, (573) 445-9920 



The Osage County Branch of the Missouri River Regional Library, 1014 D East Main Street, Linn, MO 65051, [web site ]  [online catalog]

Linn State Technical College. Linn State Technical College Library. ( Linn, MO United States) Display all the libraries participating in: MOBIUS[web site ]  [online catalog]

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Your LINK to the Historical Places and Districts in Osage County

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The following are names of persons, found within our databases,

as having been either born, married or died in this location.

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McVicker; Moreland; Pinnell; Scruggs and allied families

Baker;   Briggs;   Brown;   Johnson;   McCoy:   Moreland;   Pinnell;   Smith

Bozarth; Peiffer; Quigley; Rhubart and allied families


Dellinger; Knecht; Pfeffer; Silar and allied families


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Most of the family events within our database as having occurred in Osage county fall between the time when Osage county was formed in January, 1841 and the creation of Maries County in March, 1855.  In the case of the William Lewis Pinnell family it is clear from Federal Census documents of 1850 and 1860 that he resided in that area of Jefferson Township, Osage County that became a part of Jefferson Township, Maries County in 1855.  In addition to the aforementioned the following:  Sarah Johnson married Samuel Landon McCoy 4 Feb 1844;  William Lewis Pinnell married Mary Vinnell  Johnson 13 Aug 1844;  Robert Brown Jr. married Nancy Amanda Smith 12 Jul 1868.  Thomas Hillary Moreland married Sarilda Briggs 14 Jan 1847;  William W. Moreland married Lydia Ann Johnson 01 Feb 1855; Pleasant Moreland married Nancy Baker 30 October 1858 and Robert Brown died at Osage County 29 Dec 1852.



Jefferson  Township

LOCATION:  Country: United States; State: Missouri; County: Osage;  Coordinates: 38° 17′ 6.92″ N, 91° 43′ 17.93″ W;  Map Link


DESCRIPTION: Jefferson Township was formed as a part of Osage County in 1841.  Jefferson Township was divided In 1855, when the bottom part of Osage County was given to form the top half of the new Maries County.      


ANCESTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS GEN-SITE: William Lewis Pinnell, and his family, is listed in the 1850 Federal Census as living in Jefferson Township.  Subsequent census documents show him still living in Jefferson Township but in Maries County.


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LOCATION:  Country: United States;  State: Missouri; County: Osage;  Coordinates:;  Map Link




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The Red Star in the map designates the location of the seat of government for this county.  Yellow Stars designates county seats in adjacent counties.   A Purple Dot shows the location of identified ancestral Gen-Site(s).

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A Directory of Places, Osage County, Missouri

Argyle;   Belle;   Bonnots Mill;   Chamois;   Folk;   Frankenstein;   Freeburg;   Koeltztown;   Linn;   Loose Creek;   Meta;   Rich Fountain;   Westphalia

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