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Name of County Date Formed Boundary
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Parent County Counties Created by Boundary Changes
Adair 1841 Jan 29 Details Macon Putnam 1845, Schuyler 1845
Allen, see Atchison 1820 Nov 16 SEE [[ATCHISON Details Platte Purchase renamed Atchison 1845
Andrew 1841 Jan 29 Details Platte Purchase Nodaway 1845
Arkansas 1813 Dec 31 Details Missouri Territory now in state of Arkansas
Ashley 1841 Jan 29 Details Platte Purchase renamed Texas 1845
Atchison 1845 Feb 14 Details renamed from Allen none
Audrain 1836 Dec 17 Details Pike, Calloway, Ralls none
Barry 1836 Jan 05 Details Howard Dade 1841, Jasper 1841, Lawrence 1845, Newton 1838
Barton 1855 Dec 12 Details Jasper none
Bates 1841 Jan 29 Details Cooper Vernon 1851
Benton 1833 Jan 03 Details Cooper Camden 1841, Hickory 1845
Bollinger 1851 Mar 01 Details Madison, Stoddard, Cape Girardeau, Wayne none
Boone 1820 Nov 16 Details Howard Callaway 1820
Buchanan 1839 Feb 10 Details Platte Purchase none
Butler 1849 Feb 27 Details Wayne none
Caldwell 1836 De 26 Details Ray none
Callaway 1820 Nov 25 Details Howard, Boone, Montgomery Audrain 1836
Camden 1843 Feb 23 Details renamed from Kinderhook Laclede 1849
Cape Girardeau 1812 Oct 01 GIRARDEAU Details Missouri Territory Bollinger 1851, Wayne 1818, Madison 1818
Carroll 1833 Jan 03 Details Ray Livingston 1837
Carter 1859 Mar 13 Details Ripley, Reynolds, Shannon, Oregon none
Cass 1849 Feb 19 Details renamed from Van Buren none
Cedar 1845 Feb 14 Details Dade, Saint Clair none
Chariton 1820 Nov 16 Details Howard Linn 1837, Macon 1837, Randolph 1829
Christian 1859 Mar 20 Details Taney, Greene, Webster none
Clark 1836 Jan 02 Details Lewis Scotland 1841
Clay 1822 Jan 02 Details Ray Clinton 1833
Clinton 1833 Jan 15 Details Clay, Ray DeKalb 1845, Gentry 1841
Cole 1820 Nov 20 Details Cooper Miller 1837, Moniteau 1845
Cooper 1818 Dec 17 Details Howard Bates 1841, Benton 1833, Cole 1820, Morgan 1833, Pettis 1833, Saline 1820
Crawford 1829 Jan 23 Details Gasconade Dent 1851, Greene 1833, Phelps 1857, Pulaski 1818
Dade 1841 Jan 29 Details Polk, Barry Cedar 1845, Lafayette 1820, Lillard 1820
Dallas 1844 Dec 16 Details renamed from Niangua none
Daviess 1836 Dec 29 Details Ray Harrison 1845
Decatur see Ozark 1843 Feb 22 SEE [[OZARK Details renamed from Ozark renamed back to Ozark 1845
DeKalb 1845 Feb 25 Details Clinton none
Dent 1851 Feb 10 Details Shannon, Crawford none
Douglas 1857 Oct 29 Details Ozark none
Dunklin 1845 Feb 14 Details Stoddard none
Franklin 1818 Oct 11 Details Saint Louis Gasconade 1820
Gasconade 1820 Nov 25 Details Franklin Crawford 1829, Osage 1841
Gentry 1841 Feb 12 Details Clinton Worth 1861
Greene 1833 Jan 02 Details Wayne, Crawford Christian 1859, Polk 1837, Taney 1837, Webster 1855
Grundy 1841 Jan 29 Details Livingston, Ray Mercer 1845
Harrison 1845 Feb 14 Details Daviess, Ray none
Hempstead 1818 Dec 15 Details Arkansas County (Territory of Missouri) now in State of Arkansas
Henry 1841 Feb 15 Details renamed from Rives Saint Clair 1841
Hickory 1845 Feb 14 Details Benton, Polk none
Highland 1837 Jan 06 Details Missouri Territory absorbed by Texas 1845
Holt 1845 Jan 29 Details renamed from old Nodaway Atchison 1845
Howard 1816 Jan 23 Details St. Louis, St. Charles Barry 1836, Boone 1820, Calloway 1820, Chariton 1820, Cooper 1818, Ray 1820
Howell 1857 Mar 02 Details Oregon none
Iron 1857 Feb 16 Details Madison, St. Francois, Wayne, Washington, Reynolds none
Jackson 1826 Dec 15 Details Lafayette Cass 1835
Jasper 1841 Jan 29 Details Barry Barton 1855
Jefferson 1818 Dec 08 Details Ste. Genevieve, St. Louis St. Francois 1821
Johnson 1834 Dec 13 Details Lafayette none
Kinderhook See Camden 1837 Jan 06 SEE [[CAMDEN Details Pulaski, Morgan, Benton renamed Camden 1843
Knox 1845 Feb 14 Details Scotland none
Laclede 1849 Feb 27 Details Pulaski, Wright, Camden Polk 1837
Lafayette 1825 Feb 16 Details renamed from Lillard Henry 1834, Jackson 1826, Johnson 1834
Lawrence 1845 Feb 25 Details Barry Wayne 1818
Lewis 1833 Jan 02 Details Marion Clark 1836, Scotland 1841
Lillard 1820 Nov 16 Details Dade renamed Lafayette 1825
Lincoln 1818 Dec 14 Details Saint Charles none
Linn 1837 Jan 07 Details Chariton Putnam 1845, Sullivan 1843
Livingston 1837 Jan 06 Details Carroll Grundy 1841, Mercer 1845
McDonald 1849 Mar 03 Details Newton none
Macon 1837 Jan 06 Details Randolph, Chariton none
Madison 1818 Dec 14 Details Ste. Genevieve, Cape Girardeau Bollinger 1851, Iron 1857
Maries 1855 Mar 02 Details Osage, Pulaski none
Marion 1822 Dec 14 Details Ralls Adair 1841, Lewis 1833, Shelby 1835
Mercer 1845 Feb 14 Details Grudny, Livingston none
Miller 1837 Feb 06 Details Cole, Pulaski none
Mississippi 1845 Feb 14 Details Scott none
Moniteau 1845 Feb 14 Details Cole, Morgan none
Monroe 1831 Jan 06 Details Ralls none
Montgomery 1818 Dec 14 Details St. Charles Callaway 1820, Warren 1833
Morgan 1833 Jan 05 Details Cooper Camden 1841, Moniteau 1845
New Madrid 1812 Oct 01 Details Missouri Territory Pemiscot 1851, Scott 1821, Stoddard 1835
Newton 1838 dec 31 Details barry McDonald 1849
Niangua see Dallas 1841 Jan 29 SEE [[DALLAS Details Polk renamed Dallas 1844
Nodaway (old) 1841 Jan 29 Details Platte Purchase renamed Holt 1845
Nodaway 1845 Dec 14 Details Andrew none
Oregon 845 Feb 14 Details Ripley Carter 1859, Howell 1857
Osage 1841 Jan 29 Details Gasconade Maries 1855
Ozark 1845 Jan 29 Details Taney
renamed from Decatur
renamed Decatur 1843
Ozark since then
Pemiscot 1851 Feb 15 Details New Madrid none
Perry 1820 Nov 16 Details Ste. Genevieve none
Pettis 1833 Jan 26 Details Saline, Cooper none
Phelps 1857 Nov 13 Details Crawford none
Pike 1818 Dec 14 Details St. Charles Adurain 1836, Ralls 1820
Platte 1838 Dec 31 Details Platte Purchase Andrew 1841, Buchanan 1839, Holt 1845
Polk 1837 Mar 20 Details Greene, Laclede Dade 1841, Dallas 1841, Hickory 1845, Niangua 1841
Pulaski 1818 Dec 15 Details Crawford Camden 1841, Laclede 1849, Maries 1855, Miller 1837, Wright 1841
Putnam 1845 Nov 16 Details Adair, Sullivan, Linn none
Ralls 1820 Nov 16 Details Pike Audrain 1836, Marion 1822, Monroe 1831, Randolph 1829
Randolph 1829 Jan 22 Details Chariton, Ralsl Macon 1837
Ray 1820 Nov 16 Details Howard Caldwell 1836, Carroll 1833, Clay 1822, Clinton 1833, Daviess 1836, Grundy 1841, Harrison 1845
Reins 1837 Jan 06 Details unknown extinct
Reynolds 1845 Feb 25 Details Shannon Carter 1859, Iron 1857
Ripley 1833 Jan 05 Details Wayne Carter 1859, Oregon 1845, Shannon 1841
Rives 1834 Dec 13 Details Lafayette renamed Henry 1841
Saint Charles 1812 Oct 01 Details Missouri Territory Howard 1816, Lincoln 1818, Pike 1818, Montgomery 1818
Saint Clair 1841 Feb 15 Details Henry Cedar 1845
Saint Francois 1821 Dec 19 Details Ste. Genevieve, Jefferson Iron 1837
Saint Louis 1812 Oct 01 Details Missouri Territory Franklin 1818, Howard 1816, Jefferson 1818, City of St. Louis 1816
Saint Louis (City) 1816 6 18 Details St. Louis (county) none
Sainte Genevieve 1812 Oct 01 Details Missouri Territory Jefferson 1818, Madison 1818, Perry 1820, St. Francois 1821, Washington 1813
Saline 1820 Nov 25 Details Cooper Pettis 1833
Schuyler 1845 Feb 14 Details Adair none
Scotland 1841 Jan 29 Details Clark, Lewis, Shelby Knox 1845
Scott 1821 Dec 28 Details New Madrid Mississippi 1845
Shannon 1841 Jan 29 Details Ripley Carter 1859, Dent 1851, Reynolds 1845, Texas 1845
Shelby 1835 Jan 02 Details Marion Scotland 1841
Stoddard 1835 Jan 02 Details New Madrid Bollinger 1851, Dunklin 1845
Stone 1851 Feb 10 Details Taney none
Sullivan 1843 Feb 17 Details Linn Putnam 1845
Taney 1837 Jan 16 Details Greene Christian 1859, Ozark 1841, Stone 1851
Texas 1845 Feb 14 Details renamed from Ashley none
Van Buren 1835 Sep 14 Details Jackson renamed Cass 1849
Vernon 1851 Feb 17 Details Bates none
Warren 1833 Jan 05 Details Montgomery none
Washington 1813 Aug 21 Details Ste. Genevieve Iron 1857, St. Francois 1821
Wayne 1818 Dec 11 Details Cape Girardeau, Lawrence Bollinger 1851, Butler 1849, Greene 1833, Iron 1857, Ripley 1833
Webster 1855 Mar 03 Details Greene Crhsitian 1859
Worth 1861 Feb 08 Details Gentry none
Wright 1841 Jan 29 Details Pulaski Laclede 1849, Texas 1845

References

  1. [http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Missouri/viewer.htm Missouri Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, John H. Long, Editor; Peggy Tuck Sinko, Associate Editor; Gordon DenBoer, Historical Compiler; Douglas Knox, Book Digitizing Director and Digital Compiler; Emily Kelley, Research Associate; Laura Rico-Beck, GIS Specialist; Peter Siczewicz, ArcIMS Interactive Map Designer; Robert Will, Cartographic Assistant. Copyright The Newberry Library 2008.

 

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