Missouri County Histories

Flag of MissouriThe “Missouri Compromise” allowed Missouri to enter the Union in 1820 as a slave state and Maine as a free state, thus keeping the balance of slave and free states equal in Congress. It has 114 counties and one independent city, St. Louis.

Most of the counties are named after politicians, although a number are named after war heroes, natural resources, explorers, and former U.S. territories. The county level of government comes between those of the city and the state.

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  1. A REMINISCENT HISTORY OF THE OZARKS, HEARTHSTONE LEGACY PUBLICATIONS
  2. HISTORICAL, PICTORIAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD, OF CHARITON COUNTY, MISSOURI. , PICTORIAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL PUBLISHING CO, 1896
  3. HISTORY AND DIRECTORY OF SPRINGFIELD AND NORTH SPRINGFIELD, . , GEORGE S. ESCOTT, 1878
  4. HISTORY OF ADAIR COUNTY, TOGETHER WITH REMINISCENCES & BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES.
  5. HISTORY OF AUDRAIN COUNTY…INCLUDING A HISTORY OF ITS TOWNSHIPS, TOWNS AND VILLAGES…AND BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES.
  6. HISTORY OF BOONE COUNTY, MISSOURI: WRITTEN AND COMPILED FROM THE MOST AUTHENTIC OFFICIAL AND PRIVATE SOURCES; INCLUDING A HISTORY OF ITS TOWNSHIPS, TOWNS AND VILLAGES. TOGETHER WITH A CONDENSED HISTORY OF MISSOURI; THE CITY OF ST. LOUIS; A RELIABLE AND DETAILED HISTORY OF BOONE COUNTYITS PIONEER RECORD, WAR HISTORY, RESOURCES, BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES AND PORTRAITS OF PROMINENT CITIZENS; GENERAL AND LOCAL STATISTICS OF GREAT VALUE, AND A LARGE AMOUNT OF LEGAL AND MISCELLANEOUS MATTER; INCIDENTS AND REMINISCENCES, GRAVE, TRAGIC, HUMOROUS. , WESTERN HISTORICAL COMPANY, 1882
  7. HISTORY OF BUCHANAN & ST. JOSEPH COUNTY
  8. HISTORY OF CALDWELL AND LIVINGSTON COUNTIES, MISSOURI, WRITTEN AND COMPILED FROM THE MOST AUTHENTIC OFFICIAL AND PRIVATE SOURCES, INCLUDING A HISTORY OF THEIR TOWNSHIPS, TOWNS AND VILLAGES, TOGETHER WITH A CONDENSED HISTORY OF MISSOURI; A RELIABLE AND DETAILED HISTORY OF CALDWELL AND LIVINGSTON COUNTIES THEIR PIONEER RECORD, RESOURCES, BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF PROMINENT CITIZENS; GENERAL AND LOCAL STATISTICS OF GREAT VALUE; INCIDENTS AND REMINISCENCES. , MISSOURI HISTORICAL COMPANY, 1886
  9. HISTORY OF CALDWELL AND LIVINGSTON COUNTIES, MISSOURI, WRITTEN AND COMPILED FROM THE MOST AUTHENTIC OFFICIAL AND PRIVATE SOURCES, INCLUDING A HISTORY OF THEIR TOWNSHIPS, TOWNS AND VILLAGES, TOGETHER WITH A CONDENSED HISTORY OF MISSOURI; A RELIABLE AND DETAILED HISTORY OF CALDWELL AND LIVINGSTON COUNTIESTHEIR PIONEER RECORD, RESOURCES, BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF PROMINENT CITIZENS; GENERAL AND LOCAL STATISTICS OF GREAT VALUE; INCIDENTS AND REMINISCENCES. , NATIONAL HISTORICAL COMPANY, 1886
  10. HISTORY OF CALLAWAY COUNTY, MISSOURI, WRITTEN AND COMPILED FROM THE MOST AUTHENTIC OFFICIAL AND PRIVATE SOURCES, INCLUDING A HISTORY OF ITS TOWNSHIPS, TOWNS AND VILLAGES. , NATIONAL HISTORICAL COMPANY, 1884
  11. HISTORY OF CARROLL COUNTY, MISSOURI, CAREFULLY WRITTEN AND COMPILED FROM THE MOST AUTHENTIC OFFICIAL AND PRIVATE SOURCES, INCLUDING A HISTORY OF ITS TOWNSHIPS, CITIES, TOWNS AND VILLAGES, TOGETHER WITH A CONDENSED HISTORY OF MISSOURI; THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES, AND STATE OF MISSOURI; A MILITARY RECORD OF ITS VOLUNTEERS IN EITHER ARMY OF THE GREAT CIVIL WAR; GENERAL AND LOCAL STATISTICS; MISCELLANY; REMINISCENCES, GRAVE, TRAGIC AND HUMOROUS; BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF PROMINENT MEN AND CITIZENS IDENTIFIED WITH THE INTERESTS OF THE COUNTY. , MISSOURI HISTORICAL COMPANY, 1881
  12. HISTORY OF CLAY & PLATTE COUNTIES, INCLUDING A HISTORY OF THEIR TOWNSHIPS, TOWNS & VILLAGES TOGETHER WITH… THEIR PIONEER RECORD, RESOURCES, BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF PROMINENT CITIZENS, INCIDENTS & REMINSCENCES.
  13. HISTORY OF CLINTON & CALDWELL COUNTIES, MISSOURI.
  14. HISTORY OF COLE, MONITEAU, MORGAN, BENTON, MILLER, MARIES & OSAGE COUNTIES, FROM THE EARLIEST TIME TO THE PRESENT [1889].
  15. HISTORY OF COOPER COUNTY VOL I
  16. HISTORY OF COOPER COUNTY VOL II
  17. HISTORY OF DAVIESS & GENTRY COUNTIES
  18. HISTORY OF DUNKLIN CO., 1845-1895, EMBRACING AN HISTORICAL ACCT. OF THE TOWNS & POST-VILLAGES…, INCL. A DEPT. DEVOTED TO THE DESCRIPTION OF THE EARLY APPEARANCE, SETTLEMENT, DEVELOPMENT, RESOURCES…, WITH AN ALBUM OF ITS PEOPLE AND HOMES.
  19. GOODSPEED PUB, HISTORY OF FRANKLIN, JEFFERSON, WASHINGTON, CRAWFORD & GASCONADE COUNTIES, MISSOURI: FROM THE EARLIEST TIME TO THE PRESENT; TOGETHER WITH SUNDRY PERSONAL, BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL SKETCHES AND NUMEROUS FAMILY RECORDS; BESIDES A VALUABLE FUNDOF NOTES ORIGINAL OBSERVATIONS, ETC., ETC. , THE GOODSPEED PUBLISHING CO, 1888
  20. WESTERN HIST. CO, HISTORY OF GREENE COUNTY, MISSOURI, WRITTEN AND COMPILED FROM THE MOST AUTHENTIC OFFICIAL AND PRIVATE SOURCES, INCLUDING A HISTORY OF ITS TOWNSHIPS, TOWNS AND VILLAGES, TOGETHER WITH A CONDENSED HISTORY OF MISSOURI; THE CITY OF ST. LOUIS; A RELIABLE AND DETAILED HISTORY OF GREENE COUNTYITS PIONEER RECORD, WAR HISTORY, RESOURCES, BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES AND PORTRAITS OF PROMINENT CITIZENS; GENERAL AND LOCAL STATISTICS OF GREAT VALUE, AND A LARGE AMOUNT OF LEGAL AND MISCELLANEOUS MATTER; INCIDENTS AND REMINISCENCES, GRAVE, TRAGIC AND HUMOROUS. , WESTERN HISTORICAL COMPANY, 1883
  21. GEO. W. WANAMAKER, HISTORY OF HARRISON COUNTY MISSOURI. , 1921
  22. HISTORY OF HOLT COUNTY, FROM THE TIME OF THE PLATTE PURCHASE TO THE END OF THE YEAR 1916, SUPPLEMENTED BY BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF PROMINENT CITIZENS.
  23. HISTORY OF HOWARD AND CHARITON COUNTIES, MISSOURI, WRITTEN AND COMPILED FROM THE MOST OFFICIAL AUTHENTIC AND PRIVATE SOURCES, INCLUDING A HISTORY OF ITS TOWNSHIPS, TOWNS AND VILLAGES. TOGETHER WITH A CONDENSED HISTORY OF MISSOURI; A RELIABLE AND DETAILED HISTORY OF HOWARD AND CHARITON COUNTIESITS PIONEER RECORD, RESOURCES, BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF PROMINENT CITIZENS; GENERAL AND LOCAL STATISTICS OF GREAT VALUE; INCIDENTS AND REMINISCENCES. , NATIONAL HISTORICAL COMPANY, 1883
  24. HISTORY OF LACLEDE, CAMDEN, DALLAS, WEBSTER, WRIGHT, TEXAS, PULASKI, PHELPS & DENT COUNTIES, MISSOURI FROM EARLIEST TIMES TO THE PRESENT – PART I. , GOODSPEED PUBLISHING COMPANY, 1889
  25. HISTORY OF LACLEDE, CAMDEN, DALLAS, WEBSTER, WRIGHT, TEXAS, PULASKI, PHELPS & DENT COUNTIES, MISSOURI FROM EARLIEST TIMES TO THE PRESENT – PART II. , GOODSPEED PUBLISHING COMPANY, 1889
  26. HISTORY OF LEWIS, CLARK, KNOX AND SCOTLAND COUNTIES, MISSOURI. , THE GOODSPEED PUBLISHING CO, 1887
  27. HISTORY OF MARION COUNTY, MISSOURI, . , E. F. PERKINS, 1884
  28. HISTORY OF MONROE AND SHELBY COUNTIES, MISSOURI, . , NATIONAL HISTORICAL COMPANY, 1884
  29. HISTORY OF NEWTON, LAWRENCE, BARRY AND MCDONALD COUNTIES, MISSOURI. , THE GOODSPEED PUBLISHING CO, 1888
  30. ALEXANDER H. WALLER, HISTORY OF RANDOLPH COUNTY MISSOURI. , HISTORICAL PUBLISHING COMPANY, 1920
  31. HISTORY OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI 1888, HEARTHSTONE LEGACY PUBLICATIONS, 1888
  32. HISTORY OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI 1912 VOLUME 1 AND VOLUME 2 , HEARTHSTONE LEGACY PUBLICATIONS, 1912
  33. EDITOR-IN-CHIEF J. B. JOHNSON, HISTORY OF VERNON COUNTY MISSOURI PAST AND PRESENT – VOL. I. , C. F. COOPER & CO., 1911
  34. EDITOR-IN-CHIEF J. B. JOHNSON, HISTORY OF VERNON COUNTY MISSOURI PAST AND PRESENT – VOL. II. , C. F. COOPER & CO., 1911
  35. CARRIE WESTLAKE WHITNEY, KANSAS CITY MISSOURI ITS HISTORY AND ITS PEOPLE 1800-1908 – VOL. II. , THE S. J. CLARKE PUBLISHING CO, 1908
  36. CARRIE WESTLAKE WHITNEY, KANSAS CITY MISSOURI ITS HISTORY AND ITS PEOPLE 1800-1908 – VOL. III. , THE S. J. CLARKE PUBLISHING CO, 1908
  37. CARRIE WESTLAKE WHITNEY, KANSAS CITY MISSOURI ITS HISTORY AND ITS PEOPLE 1808-1908 – VOL. I. , THE S. J. CLARKE PUBLISHING CO, 1908
  38. PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF LA FAYETTE AND SALINE COUNTIES, MISSOURI CONTAINING BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF PROMINENT AND REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS, TOGETHER WITH BIOGRAPHIES AND PORTRAITS OF ALL THE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES. , CHAPMAN BROS, 1893
  39. PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF ST. CHARLES, LINCOLN AND WARREN COUNTIES, MISSOURI. , CHAPMAN PUBLISHING CO, 1895
  40. WALTER B. STEVENS, ST. LOUIS THE FOURTH CITY 1764-1909. , THE S. J. CLARKE PUBLISHING CO, 1909
  41. HON. MALCOLM, THE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF JASPER COUNTY MISSOURI. , THE LEWIS PUBLISHING COMPANY, 1901
  42. THE HISTORY OF CASS AND BATES COUNTIES, MISSOURI, CONTAINING A HISTORY OF THESE COUNTIES, THEIR CITIES, TOWNS, ETC., ETC., BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF THEIR CITIZENS, GENERAL AND LOCAL STATISTICS, HISTORY OF MISSOURI, MAP OF CASS AND BATES COUNTIES, ETC. , NATIONAL HISTORICAL COMPANY, 1883
  43. THE HISTORY OF CASS AND BATES COUNTIES, MISSOURI, CONTAINING A HISTORY OF THESE COUNTIES, THEIR CITIES, TOWNS, ETC., ETC., BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF THEIR CITIZENS, GENERAL AND LOCAL STATISTICS, HISTORY OF MISSOURI, MAP OF CASS AND BATES COUNTIES, ETC. , NATIONAL, HISTORICAL COMPANY, 1883
  44. BIRDSALL & DEAN, THE HISTORY OF GRUNDY COUNTY, MISSOURI. AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF USEFUL INFORMATION, AND A COMPENDIUM OF ACTUAL FACTS. IT CONTAINS A CONDENSED HISTORY OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI AND ITS CHIEF CITIESST. LOUIS, KANSAS CITY AND ST. JOSEPH; ITS PIONEER RECORD, WAR HISTORY, RESOURCES, BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES, GENERAL AND LOCAL STATISTICS OF GREAT VALUE, PORTRAITS OF PROMINENT CITIZENS, AND A LARGE AMOUNT OF MISCELLANEOUS MATTER, INCIDENTS, ETC. , BIRDSALL & DEAN, 1888
  45. THE HISTORY OF HENRY AND ST. CLAIR COUNTIES, MISSOURI CONTAINING A HISTORY OF THESE COUNTIES, THEIR CITIES, TOWNS, ETC., ETC., BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF THEIR CITIZENS, GENERAL AND LOCAL STATISTICS, HISTORY OF MISSOURI, MAP OF HENRY AND ST. CLAIR COUNTIES, ETC. , NATIONAL HISTORICAL COMPANY, 1883
  46. THE HISTORY OF JOHNSON COUNTY, MISSOURI, INCLUDING A RELIABLE HISTORY OF THE TOWNSHIPS, CITIES AND TOWNS, TOGETHER WITH A MAP OF THE COUNTY; A CONDENSED HISTORY OF MISSOURI; THE STATE CONSTITUTION; AN ABSTRACT OF THE MOST IMPORTANT LAWS; THE PHYSICAL FEATURES OF THE COUNTY; THE EARLY SETTLERS AND PIONEERS; THE POLITICAL AND WAR HISTORY; THE RELIGIOUS AND EDUCATIONAL HISTORY; THE PORTRAITS OF PROMINENT CITIZENS; ILLUSTRATIONS OF STATE AND COUNTY INSTITUTIONS; BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES; A HISTORY OF THE AGRICULTURAL INTERESTS; STATISTICS AND MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS, ETC., ETC. , KANSAS CITY HISTORICAL COMPANY, 1881
  47. THE OZARK REGION ITS HISTORY AND ITS PEOPLE – VOLUME I. , INTERSTATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 1917
  48. THE OZARK REGION ITS HISTORY AND ITS PEOPLE – VOLUME II. , INTERSTATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 1917
  49. THE OZARK REGION ITS HISTORY AND ITS PEOPLE – VOLUME III. , INTERSTATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 1917

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