Madison County, Missouri

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{{Missouri-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Madison County, Missouri|Madison County]]''
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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Madison_County,_Missouri|Madison County]]
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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For more information, see the following:  
 
For more information, see the following:  
  
*"[http://www.dnr.mo.gov/shpo/nps-nr/PI6-5(9-10-96).pdf How the Citizens of Madison County Worked Together to Save their Historic Courthouse]," Preservation Issues, Vol. 6, No. 5 (pdf; MO Dept. of Natural Resources)
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*"[http://www.dnr.mo.gov/shpo/nps-nr/PI6-5(9-10-96).pdf How the Citizens of Madison County Worked Together to Save their Historic Courthouse]," Preservation Issues, Vol. 6, No. 5 (pdf; MO Dept. of Natural Resources)  
 
*[http://landmarkhunter.com/122120-madison-county-courthouse/ Madison County Courthouse] (Landmark Hunter)  
 
*[http://landmarkhunter.com/122120-madison-county-courthouse/ Madison County Courthouse] (Landmark Hunter)  
 
*[http://extension.missouri.edu/explorepdf/countypubs/ued6061.pdf Madison County Courthouse] (pdf; University of Missouri Extension)
 
*[http://extension.missouri.edu/explorepdf/countypubs/ued6061.pdf Madison County Courthouse] (pdf; University of Missouri Extension)
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A related early settlement in what became Madison County was the French Catholic village of St. Michaels, settled in 1799 or 1800 (sources differ) and later absorbed into Fredericktown. German Reformed settlers from Bollinger County entered the area after the Louisiana Purchase of 1803.  
 
A related early settlement in what became Madison County was the French Catholic village of St. Michaels, settled in 1799 or 1800 (sources differ) and later absorbed into Fredericktown. German Reformed settlers from Bollinger County entered the area after the Louisiana Purchase of 1803.  
  
The Madison County Circuit Court first met on 12 Jul 1819 in the home of Theodore F. Tong. The County Court, separate from the Circuit Court, was then organized in 1821 and first met in the home of J.G.W. McCabe. Up until that point, Madison County had been divided into three townships: St. Michaels, Liberty, and Castor. The County Court added two additional townships in 1821. These were Twelve Mile and German.<br>  
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The Madison County Circuit Court first met on 12 Jul 1819 in the home of Theodore F. Tong. The County Court, separate from the Circuit Court, was then organized in 1821 and first met in the home of J.G.W. McCabe. Up until that point, Madison County had been divided into three townships: St. Michaels, Liberty, and Castor. The County Court added two additional townships in 1821. These were Twelve Mile and German.<br>
  
The Battle of Fredericktown took place on 21 Oct 1861 when U.S. Grant ordered Col. Plummer, heading the 11th Missouri Volunteers, to go to Fredericktown in search of Confederate troops led by Jeff Thompson. The Confederates were found about a mile outside of town, and although they were not overtaken by the Union troops, they were forced to evacuate the area and the Union army took a number of prisoners.<br>  
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The Battle of Fredericktown took place on 21 Oct 1861 when U.S. Grant ordered Col. Plummer, heading the 11th Missouri Volunteers, to go to Fredericktown in search of Confederate troops led by Jeff Thompson. The Confederates were found about a mile outside of town, and although they were not overtaken by the Union troops, they were forced to evacuate the area and the Union army took a number of prisoners.<br>
  
 
The county's estimated 2004 population was 11,948.  
 
The county's estimated 2004 population was 11,948.  
  
For more on the history of Madison County, Missouri, see also:<br>  
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For more on the history of Madison County, Missouri, see also:<br>
  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/mo/madison/townlegacyboundiersoffrederktown.htm Boundaries of Fredericktown] (Genealogy Trails)  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/mo/madison/townlegacyboundiersoffrederktown.htm Boundaries of Fredericktown] (Genealogy Trails)  
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*[http://thelibrary.org/lochist/moser/madisonco.html A Directory of Towns, Villages, and Hamlets Past and Present of Madison County, Missouri] (Springfield/Greene County Library)  
 
*[http://thelibrary.org/lochist/moser/madisonco.html A Directory of Towns, Villages, and Hamlets Past and Present of Madison County, Missouri] (Springfield/Greene County Library)  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/mo/madison/first%20settlers.htm First Settlers to County] (Genealogy Trails)  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/mo/madison/first%20settlers.htm First Settlers to County] (Genealogy Trails)  
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fredericktown,_Missouri Fredericktown, Missouri] (Wikipedia)<br>  
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fredericktown,_Missouri Fredericktown, Missouri] (Wikipedia)<br>
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momadiso/higdon_history.html A Higdon History] (RootsWeb)  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momadiso/higdon_history.html A Higdon History] (RootsWeb)  
 
*"[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momadiso/fredericktown_history.html History of Fredericktown, Missouri]," ''Democrat-News'', Fredericktown, MO, 20 Sep 1928 (RootsWeb)  
 
*"[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momadiso/fredericktown_history.html History of Fredericktown, Missouri]," ''Democrat-News'', Fredericktown, MO, 20 Sep 1928 (RootsWeb)  
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/mo/madison/mining.htm Madison County Mining] (Genealogy Trails)  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/mo/madison/mining.htm Madison County Mining] (Genealogy Trails)  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/mo/madison/townlegacyoldnamesandplaces.htm Old Names and Places] (Genealogy Trails)  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/mo/madison/townlegacyoldnamesandplaces.htm Old Names and Places] (Genealogy Trails)  
*[http://www.preserveamerica.gov/PAcommunity-fredericktownMO.html Preserve America Community: Fredericktown, Missouri] (Preserve America)
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*[http://www.preserveamerica.gov/PAcommunity-fredericktownMO.html Preserve America Community: Fredericktown, Missouri] (Preserve America)  
 
*Thost, Frances. "History of Mine La Motte," ''The Democrat-News'', Fredericktown, MO, 17 May 1934. [http://www.ac0qq.com/mines/DemocratNews1934HistoryofMineLaMotte--Thost.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1 Madison County Missouri Mining History] (digital copy).  
 
*Thost, Frances. "History of Mine La Motte," ''The Democrat-News'', Fredericktown, MO, 17 May 1934. [http://www.ac0qq.com/mines/DemocratNews1934HistoryofMineLaMotte--Thost.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1 Madison County Missouri Mining History] (digital copy).  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/mo/madison/viewmadisoncountyh.htm View of Madison County] (Genealogy Trails)
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/mo/madison/viewmadisoncountyh.htm View of Madison County] (Genealogy Trails)
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*See an interactive map of Madison County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/missouri/mo-maps.html border changes] at N2Genealogy.
 
*See an interactive map of Madison County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/missouri/mo-maps.html border changes] at N2Genealogy.
  
==== Record Loss ====
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==== Record Loss ====
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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*Higdon: [http://www.maplandia.com/united-states/missouri/madison-county/higdon/ Higdon Map] (Maplandia) |&nbsp;[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County/Higdon Histopolis] page | [http://landmarkhunter.com/104358-higdon-missouri/ Landmark Hunter] page  
 
*Higdon: [http://www.maplandia.com/united-states/missouri/madison-county/higdon/ Higdon Map] (Maplandia) |&nbsp;[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County/Higdon Histopolis] page | [http://landmarkhunter.com/104358-higdon-missouri/ Landmark Hunter] page  
 
*Jewett AKA Leatherwood (had a 19th century post office): [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County/Jewett Histopolis] page | [http://www.maplandia.com/united-states/missouri/madison-county/jewett/ Jewett Map] (Maplandia) |&nbsp;[http://landmarkhunter.com/104371-jewett-missouri/ Landmark Hunter] page |&nbsp;[http://missouri.hometownlocator.com/mo/madison/jewett.cfm MO HomeTown Locator] page  
 
*Jewett AKA Leatherwood (had a 19th century post office): [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County/Jewett Histopolis] page | [http://www.maplandia.com/united-states/missouri/madison-county/jewett/ Jewett Map] (Maplandia) |&nbsp;[http://landmarkhunter.com/104371-jewett-missouri/ Landmark Hunter] page |&nbsp;[http://missouri.hometownlocator.com/mo/madison/jewett.cfm MO HomeTown Locator] page  
*Klendike (erroneously listed in Landmark Hunter as Klondike): [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County/Klendike Histopolis] page | [http://www.maplandia.com/united-states/missouri/madison-county/klendike/ Klendike Map] (Maplandia) |&nbsp;[http://landmarkhunter.com/108756-klondike-missouri/ Landmark Hunter] page | [http://missouri.hometownlocator.com/mo/madison/klendike.cfm MO HomeTown Locator] page<br>  
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*Klendike (erroneously listed in Landmark Hunter as Klondike): [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County/Klendike Histopolis] page | [http://www.maplandia.com/united-states/missouri/madison-county/klendike/ Klendike Map] (Maplandia) |&nbsp;[http://landmarkhunter.com/108756-klondike-missouri/ Landmark Hunter] page | [http://missouri.hometownlocator.com/mo/madison/klendike.cfm MO HomeTown Locator] page<br>
 
*Lance: [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County/Lance Histopolis] page | [http://www.maplandia.com/united-states/missouri/madison-county/lance/ Lance Map] (Maplandia) |&nbsp;[http://landmarkhunter.com/103953-lance-missouri/ Landmark Hunter] page  
 
*Lance: [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County/Lance Histopolis] page | [http://www.maplandia.com/united-states/missouri/madison-county/lance/ Lance Map] (Maplandia) |&nbsp;[http://landmarkhunter.com/103953-lance-missouri/ Landmark Hunter] page  
 
*Leatherwood - see Jewett  
 
*Leatherwood - see Jewett  
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*German  
 
*German  
 
*Liberty  
 
*Liberty  
*Marquand: [http://www.citymelt.com/city/Missouri/Marquand+Township-MO.html Complete Analysis] (CityMelt) |&nbsp;[http://www.city-data.com/township/Marquand-Madison-MO.html Detailed Profile] (City-Data.com) | [http://travelingluck.com/North%20America/United%20States/Missouri/_4397188_Marquand,%20Township%20of.html#local_map Marquand Township] (TravelingLuck)
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*Marquand: [http://www.citymelt.com/city/Missouri/Marquand+Township-MO.html Complete Analysis] (CityMelt) |&nbsp;[http://www.city-data.com/township/Marquand-Madison-MO.html Detailed Profile] (City-Data.com) | [http://travelingluck.com/North%20America/United%20States/Missouri/_4397188_Marquand,%20Township%20of.html#local_map Marquand Township] (TravelingLuck)  
 
*Mine La Motte: [http://www.citymelt.com/city/Missouri/Mine+La+Motte+Township-MO.html Complete Analysis] (CityMelt) |&nbsp;[http://www.city-data.com/township/Mine-La-Motte-Madison-MO.html Detailed Profile] (City-Data.com) | [http://travelingluck.com/North%20America/United%20States/Missouri/_4398517_Mine+La+Motte,+Township+of.html#local_map Mine La Motte Township] (TravelingLuck)  
 
*Mine La Motte: [http://www.citymelt.com/city/Missouri/Mine+La+Motte+Township-MO.html Complete Analysis] (CityMelt) |&nbsp;[http://www.city-data.com/township/Mine-La-Motte-Madison-MO.html Detailed Profile] (City-Data.com) | [http://travelingluck.com/North%20America/United%20States/Missouri/_4398517_Mine+La+Motte,+Township+of.html#local_map Mine La Motte Township] (TravelingLuck)  
 
*Polk  
 
*Polk  
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*[http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/county/madison.pdf Missouri State Archives Guide to County and Municipal Records on Microfilm: Madison County] (pdf)
 
*[http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/county/madison.pdf Missouri State Archives Guide to County and Municipal Records on Microfilm: Madison County] (pdf)
  
==== Cemeteries<br> ====
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==== Cemeteries<br> ====
  
 
===== '''''General'''''  =====
 
===== '''''General'''''  =====
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*[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County Cemeteries of Madison County] (Histopolis)  
 
*[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County Cemeteries of Madison County] (Histopolis)  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mocemete/madison/madison.html Madison County]&nbsp;(Missouri Cemeteries Mailing List County Page)  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mocemete/madison/madison.html Madison County]&nbsp;(Missouri Cemeteries Mailing List County Page)  
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/madison.htm Madison County] (Tombstone Transcription Project)
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/madison.htm Madison County] (Tombstone Transcription Project)  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=20460&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down Madison County Cemeteries] (ePodunk)  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=20460&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down Madison County Cemeteries] (ePodunk)  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=1458 Madison County Cemetery Listings] (Find A Grave)  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=1458 Madison County Cemetery Listings] (Find A Grave)  
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*Barber Cemetery AKA Barber-Whitener Cemetery: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=27453&CScnty=1458& Find A Grave] |&nbsp;[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County/Barber_Cemetery Histopolis]  
 
*Barber Cemetery AKA Barber-Whitener Cemetery: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=27453&CScnty=1458& Find A Grave] |&nbsp;[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County/Barber_Cemetery Histopolis]  
 
*Barrett Cemetery: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=27481&CScnty=1458& Find A Grave] |&nbsp;[http://files.usgwarchives.net/mo/madison/cemeteries/barrett.txt GenWeb Archives]&nbsp;| [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County/Barrett_Cemetery Histopolis] |&nbsp;[http://missouri.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,743044,n,barrett%20cemetery.cfm MO HomeTown Locator]  
 
*Barrett Cemetery: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=27481&CScnty=1458& Find A Grave] |&nbsp;[http://files.usgwarchives.net/mo/madison/cemeteries/barrett.txt GenWeb Archives]&nbsp;| [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County/Barrett_Cemetery Histopolis] |&nbsp;[http://missouri.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,743044,n,barrett%20cemetery.cfm MO HomeTown Locator]  
*Barron Hollow Cemetery: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2332521&CScnty=1458& Find A Grave]
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*Barron Hollow Cemetery: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2332521&CScnty=1458& Find A Grave]  
*Belmar Cemetery: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2270950&CScnty=1458& Find A Grave]
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*Belmar Cemetery: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2270950&CScnty=1458& Find A Grave]  
 
*Berry Cemetery: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=27559&CScnty=1458& Find A Grave] |&nbsp;[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County/Berry_Cemetery Histopolis]  
 
*Berry Cemetery: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=27559&CScnty=1458& Find A Grave] |&nbsp;[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County/Berry_Cemetery Histopolis]  
*Bess-Dudley Cemetery: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2355866&CScnty=1458& Find A Grave]
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*Bess-Dudley Cemetery: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2355866&CScnty=1458& Find A Grave]  
*Bethel United Baptist Church Cemetery: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=827041&CScnty=1458& Find A Grave]
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*Bethel United Baptist Church Cemetery: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=827041&CScnty=1458& Find A Grave]  
 
*Beulah Cemetery: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2208380&CScnty=1458& Find A Grave] |&nbsp;[http://files.usgwarchives.net/mo/madison/cemeteries/beulah.txt GenWeb Archives]  
 
*Beulah Cemetery: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2208380&CScnty=1458& Find A Grave] |&nbsp;[http://files.usgwarchives.net/mo/madison/cemeteries/beulah.txt GenWeb Archives]  
*Bingham Family Farm Cemetery: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2357311&CScnty=1458& Find A Grave]
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*Bingham Family Farm Cemetery: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2357311&CScnty=1458& Find A Grave]  
 
*Black Mountain Cemetery: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=27612&CScnty=1458& Find A Grave] |&nbsp;[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County/Black_Mountain_Cemetery Histopolis]  
 
*Black Mountain Cemetery: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=27612&CScnty=1458& Find A Grave] |&nbsp;[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County/Black_Mountain_Cemetery Histopolis]  
 
*Blaylock Cemetery: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=27631&CScnty=1458& Find A Grave] |&nbsp;[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County/Blaylock_Cemetery Histopolis]  
 
*Blaylock Cemetery: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=27631&CScnty=1458& Find A Grave] |&nbsp;[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County/Blaylock_Cemetery Histopolis]  
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*Sebastian Cemetery:&nbsp;[http://files.usgwarchives.net/mo/madison/cemeteries/sebastin.txt GenWeb Archives]  
 
*Sebastian Cemetery:&nbsp;[http://files.usgwarchives.net/mo/madison/cemeteries/sebastin.txt GenWeb Archives]  
 
*Settle Cemetery: [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County/Settle_Cemetery Histopolis]  
 
*Settle Cemetery: [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County/Settle_Cemetery Histopolis]  
*Shoemaker Cemetery (Liberty Twp., near Jewett and Hwy. C.):&nbsp;[http://www.allcemeteries.com/cemetery-list/missouri/jewett/shoemaker-cemetery.aspx All Cemeteries]&nbsp;|&nbsp;[http://files.usgwarchives.net/mo/madison/cemeteries/shoecem.txt GenWeb Archives]&nbsp;| [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County/Shoemaker_Cemetery/377014506 Histopolis] |&nbsp;[http://missouri.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,752135,n,shoemaker%20cemetery.cfm MO HomeTown Locator]<br>  
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*Shoemaker Cemetery (Liberty Twp., near Jewett and Hwy. C.):&nbsp;[http://www.allcemeteries.com/cemetery-list/missouri/jewett/shoemaker-cemetery.aspx All Cemeteries]&nbsp;|&nbsp;[http://files.usgwarchives.net/mo/madison/cemeteries/shoecem.txt GenWeb Archives]&nbsp;| [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County/Shoemaker_Cemetery/377014506 Histopolis] |&nbsp;[http://missouri.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,752135,n,shoemaker%20cemetery.cfm MO HomeTown Locator]<br>
 
*Shoemaker Cemetery (Liberty Twp., near Hwy. E): [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County/Shoemaker_Cemetery/653560233 Histopolis] |&nbsp;[http://missouri.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,753577,n,shoemaker%20cemetery.cfm MO HomeTown Locator]  
 
*Shoemaker Cemetery (Liberty Twp., near Hwy. E): [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County/Shoemaker_Cemetery/653560233 Histopolis] |&nbsp;[http://missouri.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,753577,n,shoemaker%20cemetery.cfm MO HomeTown Locator]  
 
*Spring Valley Cemetery: [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County/Spring_Valley_Cemetery Histopolis]  
 
*Spring Valley Cemetery: [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County/Spring_Valley_Cemetery Histopolis]  
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*[ftp://ftp.us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/mo/madison/1830/pg0340.txt 1830 Census] (GenWeb)  
 
*[ftp://ftp.us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/mo/madison/1830/pg0340.txt 1830 Census] (GenWeb)  
*[http://www.archive.org/details/populationsc18300073unit 1830 Census] (Internet Archive)<br>  
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*[http://www.archive.org/details/populationsc18300073unit 1830 Census] (Internet Archive)<br>
 
*[ftp://ftp.us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/mo/madison/1830/index.txt 1830 Census Index] (GenWeb)  
 
*[ftp://ftp.us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/mo/madison/1830/index.txt 1830 Census Index] (GenWeb)  
 
*[ftp://ftp.us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/mo/madison/1830/notes.txt 1830 Census Transcriber's Notes] (GenWeb)  
 
*[ftp://ftp.us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/mo/madison/1830/notes.txt 1830 Census Transcriber's Notes] (GenWeb)  
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*[http://www.carthage.lib.il.us/community/churches/primbap/FamHist-MadisonMO.html Church and Family History Research Assistance for Madison County] (Primitive Baptist Library)  
 
*[http://www.carthage.lib.il.us/community/churches/primbap/FamHist-MadisonMO.html Church and Family History Research Assistance for Madison County] (Primitive Baptist Library)  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/mo/madison/churches.htm Churches] (Genealogy Trails)  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/mo/madison/churches.htm Churches] (Genealogy Trails)  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momadiso/church_index.htm Churches of Madison County] (RootsWeb)
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momadiso/church_index.htm Churches of Madison County] (RootsWeb)  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momadiso/churches/coppermines_baptist.html Copper Mines Free Will Baptist Church, The First One Hundred Years, 1906-2006] (RootsWeb)
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momadiso/churches/coppermines_baptist.html Copper Mines Free Will Baptist Church, The First One Hundred Years, 1906-2006] (RootsWeb)  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momadiso/churches/green_chapel.html Greens Chapel Church Ledger] (RootsWeb)
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momadiso/churches/green_chapel.html Greens Chapel Church Ledger] (RootsWeb)  
 
*[http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/invent/0558.html Madison County Association Proceedings, 1897], Missionary Baptist (State Historical Society, Columbia, MO)  
 
*[http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/invent/0558.html Madison County Association Proceedings, 1897], Missionary Baptist (State Historical Society, Columbia, MO)  
 
*[http://missouri.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,church,scfips,29123.cfm Madison County Cultural Features: Churches] (MO Home Town Locator)  
 
*[http://missouri.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,church,scfips,29123.cfm Madison County Cultural Features: Churches] (MO Home Town Locator)  
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*Broderick, Gloria. Buckhorn School, Madison County, Missouri. Florissant, MO: Self-published, [2006?]. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/buckhorn-school-madison-county-missouri-buckhorn-school-madison-district-no-53/oclc/122556876&referer=brief_results WorldCat] page  
 
*Broderick, Gloria. Buckhorn School, Madison County, Missouri. Florissant, MO: Self-published, [2006?]. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/buckhorn-school-madison-county-missouri-buckhorn-school-madison-district-no-53/oclc/122556876&referer=brief_results WorldCat] page  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momadiso/schools/buckhorn_book.html Buckhorn School] (RootsWeb)  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momadiso/schools/buckhorn_book.html Buckhorn School] (RootsWeb)  
*[http://fpsk12.org/district/history/index.php Fredericktown History] (history of Fredericktown R-1 School District)
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*[http://fpsk12.org/district/history/index.php Fredericktown History] (history of Fredericktown R-1 School District)  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/mo/madison/fredericktownschools.htm Fredericktown Schools] (Genealogy Trails)  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/mo/madison/fredericktownschools.htm Fredericktown Schools] (Genealogy Trails)  
 
*[http://missouri.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,school,scfips,29123.cfm Madison County Cultural Features: Schools] (MO Home Town Locator)  
 
*[http://missouri.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,school,scfips,29123.cfm Madison County Cultural Features: Schools] (MO Home Town Locator)  
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*''History of Southeast Missouri''. Chicago: The Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888. [http://cdm.sos.mo.gov/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/mocohist&CISOPTR=48342&CISOSHOW=47059 Missouri State Archives] digital copy  
 
*''History of Southeast Missouri''. Chicago: The Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888. [http://cdm.sos.mo.gov/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/mocohist&CISOPTR=48342&CISOSHOW=47059 Missouri State Archives] digital copy  
 
*''Memories of Fredericktown''. Info in [http://www.fhphistory.org/publications.html Foundation for Historic Preservation] website  
 
*''Memories of Fredericktown''. Info in [http://www.fhphistory.org/publications.html Foundation for Historic Preservation] website  
*Mills, James E. Geological Report on the Mine La Motte Estate: The Property of Hon. Rowland Hazard, Situated in Madison County, Missouri. [n.p.:] G.W. &amp; C.B. Colton &amp; Co., 1877. [http://books.google.com/books/about/Geological_report_on_the_Mine_la_Motte_e.html?id=5s0QAAAAIAAJ Google Books] page<br>  
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*Mills, James E. Geological Report on the Mine La Motte Estate: The Property of Hon. Rowland Hazard, Situated in Madison County, Missouri. [n.p.:] G.W. &amp; C.B. Colton &amp; Co., 1877. [http://books.google.com/books/about/Geological_report_on_the_Mine_la_Motte_e.html?id=5s0QAAAAIAAJ Google Books] page<br>
 
*Thompson, Henry Clay. ''A History of Madison County, Missouri''. [no publication information: abt 1940]. (Originally published in installments in the Fredericktown ''Democrat News'').
 
*Thompson, Henry Clay. ''A History of Madison County, Missouri''. [no publication information: abt 1940]. (Originally published in installments in the Fredericktown ''Democrat News'').
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*Interactive map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County Madison County townships]. (Histopolis)
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*Interactive map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County Madison County townships]. (Histopolis)  
 
*Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Madison County, Missouri. Norman, OK: Arphax Publishing Co., 2005. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/family-maps-of-madison-county-missouri-with-homesteads-roads-waterways-towns-cemeteries-railroads-and-more/oclc/664442557&referer=brief_results WorldCat] page  
 
*Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Madison County, Missouri. Norman, OK: Arphax Publishing Co., 2005. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/family-maps-of-madison-county-missouri-with-homesteads-roads-waterways-towns-cemeteries-railroads-and-more/oclc/664442557&referer=brief_results WorldCat] page  
 
*[http://www.maplandia.com/united-states/missouri/madison-county/ Detailed Map of Madison County and Neighboring Regions] (Maplandia)  
 
*[http://www.maplandia.com/united-states/missouri/madison-county/ Detailed Map of Madison County and Neighboring Regions] (Maplandia)  
*[http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx?type=boolean;view=thumbnail;c=umcscsanic;rgn1=umcscsanic_ti;corig=umcscsanic;start=1;size=20;sort=umcscsanic_ti;q1=fredericktown+missouri Fredericktown: Sanborn insurance maps] (University of Missouri)<br>  
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*[http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx?type=boolean;view=thumbnail;c=umcscsanic;rgn1=umcscsanic_ti;corig=umcscsanic;start=1;size=20;sort=umcscsanic_ti;q1=fredericktown+missouri Fredericktown: Sanborn insurance maps] (University of Missouri)<br>
 
*[http://libremap.org/data/state/missouri/ Libre Map Project] contains detailed online topographic maps of Madison County  
 
*[http://libremap.org/data/state/missouri/ Libre Map Project] contains detailed online topographic maps of Madison County  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/mo/madison/maps.htm Madison and Surrounding Counties] (outline map) (Genealogy Trails)  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/mo/madison/maps.htm Madison and Surrounding Counties] (outline map) (Genealogy Trails)  
 
*Madison County 2006 Plat Book. Marceline, MO: Marceline Mapping, 2006. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/madison-county-missouri-2006-plat-book/oclc/138278984&referer=brief_results WorldCat] page  
 
*Madison County 2006 Plat Book. Marceline, MO: Marceline Mapping, 2006. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/madison-county-missouri-2006-plat-book/oclc/138278984&referer=brief_results WorldCat] page  
 
*[http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx?type=boolean;view=thumbnail;c=umcscsanic;rgn1=umcscsanic_ti;corig=umcscsanic;start=1;size=20;sort=umcscsanic_ti;q1=marquand+missouri Marquand: Sanborn insurance maps] (University of Missouri)  
 
*[http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx?type=boolean;view=thumbnail;c=umcscsanic;rgn1=umcscsanic_ti;corig=umcscsanic;start=1;size=20;sort=umcscsanic_ti;q1=marquand+missouri Marquand: Sanborn insurance maps] (University of Missouri)  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momadiso/old_geological_survey.htm Old Geological Survey [map] of Madison County] (RootsWeb)
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momadiso/old_geological_survey.htm Old Geological Survey [map] of Madison County] (RootsWeb)  
 
*[http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx?type=boolean;view=thumbnail;c=platic;rgn1=platic_ti;corig=platic;start=1;size=20;sort=platic_ti;q1=madison Plat Book of Madison County, Missouri] (about 1930; University of Missouri)  
 
*[http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx?type=boolean;view=thumbnail;c=platic;rgn1=platic_ti;corig=platic;start=1;size=20;sort=platic_ti;q1=madison Plat Book of Madison County, Missouri] (about 1930; University of Missouri)  
 
*Plats, 1873-1997, for Madison County are available via Missouri State Archives microfilm.  
 
*Plats, 1873-1997, for Madison County are available via Missouri State Archives microfilm.  
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*''Ancil Matthews, Confederate Soldier'' (book). Info. in [http://www.fhphistory.org/publications.html Foundation for Historic Preservation] website  
 
*''Ancil Matthews, Confederate Soldier'' (book). Info. in [http://www.fhphistory.org/publications.html Foundation for Historic Preservation] website  
*Arnett, R.C. [http://cdm.sos.mo.gov/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/shscivilwar&CISOPTR=2182&REC=2 The Battle of Fredericktown] (Missouri Digital Heritage)
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*Arnett, R.C. [http://cdm.sos.mo.gov/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/shscivilwar&CISOPTR=2182&REC=2 The Battle of Fredericktown] (Missouri Digital Heritage)  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fredericktown Battle of Fredericktown] (Wikipedia)  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fredericktown Battle of Fredericktown] (Wikipedia)  
 
*[http://landmarkhunter.com/103454-allbright-missouri/ Battle of Fredericktown Site] (Landmark Hunter)  
 
*[http://landmarkhunter.com/103454-allbright-missouri/ Battle of Fredericktown Site] (Landmark Hunter)  
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=Missouri&county=Madison&city=&year1=1690&year2=2011&terms=&frequency=&language=&ethnicity=&labor=&material_type=&lccn=&rows=20 Chronicling America list of historic Madison County newspapers]  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=Missouri&county=Madison&city=&year1=1690&year2=2011&terms=&frequency=&language=&ethnicity=&labor=&material_type=&lccn=&rows=20 Chronicling America list of historic Madison County newspapers]  
*''[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=Missouri&county=Madison&city=&year1=1690&year2=2011&terms=&frequency=&language=&ethnicity=&labor=&material_type=&lccn=&rows=20 Democrat News]'', Fredericktown (currently in operation)<br>  
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*''[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=Missouri&county=Madison&city=&year1=1690&year2=2011&terms=&frequency=&language=&ethnicity=&labor=&material_type=&lccn=&rows=20 Democrat News]'', Fredericktown (currently in operation)<br>
 
*The ''Espial'', established 1847, was Madison County's first newspaper  
 
*The ''Espial'', established 1847, was Madison County's first newspaper  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momadiso/news_article_index.html Miscellaneous Newspaper Articles] (RootsWeb)
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momadiso/news_article_index.html Miscellaneous Newspaper Articles] (RootsWeb)  
 
*[http://shs.umsystem.edu/newspaper/newspapercatalog/madisoncounty.shtml Missouri Newspapers on Microfilm at the State Historical Society] [Columbia, MO]: Madison County (State Historical Society)  
 
*[http://shs.umsystem.edu/newspaper/newspapercatalog/madisoncounty.shtml Missouri Newspapers on Microfilm at the State Historical Society] [Columbia, MO]: Madison County (State Historical Society)  
 
*[http://www.mackleygenealogy.com/~mackley/ObitSurnames_Pages/Obit_Surnames_Page_A.php Obits] (Madison and other area cos.) (Mackley Genealogy)  
 
*[http://www.mackleygenealogy.com/~mackley/ObitSurnames_Pages/Obit_Surnames_Page_A.php Obits] (Madison and other area cos.) (Mackley Genealogy)  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momadiso/mo_tax_payers.html Madison County Tax Payers 1819-1826] (RootsWeb)  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momadiso/mo_tax_payers.html Madison County Tax Payers 1819-1826] (RootsWeb)  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~moicgs/documents.html Scanned Letters, Wills, Deeds, and Misc. Old Documents, Iron and Madison Counties] (includes some tax receipts) (RootsWeb)
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~moicgs/documents.html Scanned Letters, Wills, Deeds, and Misc. Old Documents, Iron and Madison Counties] (includes some tax receipts) (RootsWeb)  
 
*Tax lien records 1959 to 1997 are on microfilm at the Missouri State Archives.
 
*Tax lien records 1959 to 1997 are on microfilm at the Missouri State Archives.
  
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*[http://www.fhphistory.org/index.html The Foundation for Historic Preservation], 1312 Madison 401, Fredericktown, MO 63645
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*[http://www.fhphistory.org/index.html The Foundation for Historic Preservation], 1312 Madison 401, Fredericktown, MO 63645  
*Historic Madison County, 122 North Main Street, Fredericktown, MO 63645: [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Historic-Madison-County/158164600901741?sk=wall Facebook] page
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*Historic Madison County, 122 North Main Street, Fredericktown, MO 63645: [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Historic-Madison-County/158164600901741?sk=wall Facebook] page  
 
*[http://ozarkregionallibrary.lib.mo.us/ Ozark Regional Library]&nbsp;(has branch at 115 South Main Street, Fredericktown, MO, 573-783-2120)  
 
*[http://ozarkregionallibrary.lib.mo.us/ Ozark Regional Library]&nbsp;(has branch at 115 South Main Street, Fredericktown, MO, 573-783-2120)  
 
*[http://www.visitsemo.com/index.html River Heritage Association, New Madrid, MO] (covers several counties including Madison)
 
*[http://www.visitsemo.com/index.html River Heritage Association, New Madrid, MO] (covers several counties including Madison)
  
== Web Sites<br> ==
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== Web Sites<br> ==
  
 
*[http://www.visitsemo.com/gallery.html Discover Southeast Missouri Photo Gallery: River Heritage Association Meeting - August 6th - Fredericktown, MO]&nbsp;(River Heritage Association)  
 
*[http://www.visitsemo.com/gallery.html Discover Southeast Missouri Photo Gallery: River Heritage Association Meeting - August 6th - Fredericktown, MO]&nbsp;(River Heritage Association)  
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*[http://www.city-data.com/county/Madison_County-MO.html Madison County Detailed Profile] (City-Data.org)  
 
*[http://www.city-data.com/county/Madison_County-MO.html Madison County Detailed Profile] (City-Data.org)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Madison/ Madison County Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Madison/ Madison County Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
*[http://www.e-referencedesk.com/resources/counties/missouri/madison.html Madison County, Missouri] (eReference Desk)
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*[http://www.e-referencedesk.com/resources/counties/missouri/madison.html Madison County, Missouri] (eReference Desk)  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momadiso/ Madison County, Missouri] (MO GenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momadiso/ Madison County, Missouri] (MO GenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/madison/madison.html Madison County, Missouri] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/madison/madison.html Madison County, Missouri] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)  
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Contents

County Courthouse

A courthouse was not erected until 1822. This was a brick building with a hip roof and a cupola. The cupola was removed in February 1838. This courthouse measured 50 by 50 feet and consisted of two stories, with the courtroom on the second floor. The main entrance was on the south, with a north-south hall and four rooms on the first floor.

The original courthouse was used until 1899, when it was demolished and replaced by the present structure. This was the result of a 5 Sep 1899 referendum, and cost the county $22,000. Madison County's second courthouse, which still stands, was constructed of red brick.

As was the case with the original courthouse, the main entrance is to the south. A 52-by-52-foot courtroom is located on the second floor.

The Madison County courthouse occupies a square in the heart of Fredericktown's downtown district.

For more information, see the following:

History

Madison County, Missouri was organized 14 Dec 1818 by an act of the territorial legislature. That act became effective 1 Jan 1819. The county was formed from parts of Cape Girardeau and Ste. (correct spelling) Genevieve Counties.

The county was named after President James Madison. Madison had been president until 1817, just shortly before the organization of the county, and was instrumental in facilitating the Louisiana Purchase, of which Madison County was a part.

Fredericktown is Madison County's county seat. The town is believed to have likely derived its name from the first name of one of the area's pioneer settlers, Capt. George Frederick Bollinger.

The earliest European settlement in what became Madison County was at Mine La Motte, located north of the county seat of Fredericktown. A primary motivation for early settlement was the potential for lead mining, and Mine La Motte became an early center for the manufacture of lead ammunition. Madison County is a part of the region of the state which is still referred to as the Lead Belt because of its intense mining activity in the past.

A related early settlement in what became Madison County was the French Catholic village of St. Michaels, settled in 1799 or 1800 (sources differ) and later absorbed into Fredericktown. German Reformed settlers from Bollinger County entered the area after the Louisiana Purchase of 1803.

The Madison County Circuit Court first met on 12 Jul 1819 in the home of Theodore F. Tong. The County Court, separate from the Circuit Court, was then organized in 1821 and first met in the home of J.G.W. McCabe. Up until that point, Madison County had been divided into three townships: St. Michaels, Liberty, and Castor. The County Court added two additional townships in 1821. These were Twelve Mile and German.

The Battle of Fredericktown took place on 21 Oct 1861 when U.S. Grant ordered Col. Plummer, heading the 11th Missouri Volunteers, to go to Fredericktown in search of Confederate troops led by Jeff Thompson. The Confederates were found about a mile outside of town, and although they were not overtaken by the Union troops, they were forced to evacuate the area and the Union army took a number of prisoners.

The county's estimated 2004 population was 11,948.

For more on the history of Madison County, Missouri, see also:

Parent County

1818--Madison County was created 14 December 1818 from Cape Girardeau and Ste. Genevieve Counties.
County seat: Fredericktown [1]

Boundary Changes

  • See an interactive map of Madison County border changes at N2Genealogy.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Unincorporated:
See also:

Neighboring Counties

Townships

Resources

General

Note that many Madison County records are available on microfilm at the Missouri State Archives in Jefferson City. For general information about Madison County records, see the following:

Cemeteries

General
Specific

Censuses

1830
1840
1850
1860
1870
1876 State Agricultural Census
  • 1876 State Agricultural Census: The census book is in the courthouse, Fredericktown, MO, and has been microfilmed by the State Archives, although this record appears to perhaps be incomplete. This is the only Missouri state census that has survived for Madison County.
  • Madison County State Census 1876 (book). Info in Foundation for Historic Preservation website
  • Miller, Michael G. 1876 State Census for Madison Co., Missouri: An Original Work. Fredericktown, MO: Foundation for Historical Preservation, 2001. WorldCat page
1880
1890 Special Enumeration
1900
1910
1920
1930

Churches

Court

At least one online source says that Madison County court records date back to 1827, but this appears to be incorrect. Court records for the county as microfilmed by the State Archives are extant from as early as 1820, with territorial records dating back to 1810. See Missouri State Archives Guide to County and Municipal Records on Microfilm: Madison County (pdf).

Education

Genealogies and Biographies

Land

Madison County land records date back to 1819. See Missouri State Archives Guide to County and Municipal Records on Microfilm: Madison County (pdf).

Local Histories

  • Douglass, Robert Sidney, History of Southeast Missouri, Vol. 1. Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1912. Google Books digital text | Internet Archive digital text
  • Historical Madison: The History of Madison County, Missouri 1818-1988. Fredericktown, MO: Heritage and Landmarks Commission and Madison County Historical Society, 1989.
  • History of Southeast Missouri. Chicago: The Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888. Missouri State Archives digital copy
  • Memories of Fredericktown. Info in Foundation for Historic Preservation website
  • Mills, James E. Geological Report on the Mine La Motte Estate: The Property of Hon. Rowland Hazard, Situated in Madison County, Missouri. [n.p.:] G.W. & C.B. Colton & Co., 1877. Google Books page
  • Thompson, Henry Clay. A History of Madison County, Missouri. [no publication information: abt 1940]. (Originally published in installments in the Fredericktown Democrat News).

Maps

Military

Civil War

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Probate

Madison County probate records date from 1821.

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).