Benton County, Missouri

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| county = Benton County
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| state = Missouri
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| founded year = 1835
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| founded date = January 3
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| seat = Warsaw
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| building address = Benton County Courthouse<br> PO Box 1238<br> Warsaw, MO 65355-1238<br> Phone: 660.438.7326 <br>[http://www.bentoncomo.com/ '''Benton County Website'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.bentoncomo.com/ Benton County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 1238<br> Warsaw, MO 65355-1238<br> Phone: 660.438.7326 <br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1883 <br>and marriage records from 1839; Clerk Circuit Court<br> has divorce and court records; Probate Court has probate <br>Court has probate records; Recorder has Deeds and&nbsp; land <br>records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Benton County, Missouri. Page 397 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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<br><br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1883 <br>and marriage records from 1839; Clerk Circuit Court<br> has divorce and court records; Probate Court has probate <br>Court has probate records; Recorder has Deeds and&nbsp; land <br>records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Benton County, Missouri. Page 397 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==

Revision as of 02:54, 21 February 2013

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Online Records


Benton County, Missouri
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 3, 1835
County Seat Warsaw
Courthouse
Address Benton County Courthouse
PO Box 1238
Warsaw, MO 65355-1238
Phone: 660.438.7326
Benton County Website

Contents

County Courthouse




County Clerk has birth and death records from 1883
and marriage records from 1839; Clerk Circuit Court
has divorce and court records; Probate Court has probate
Court has probate records; Recorder has Deeds and  land
records[1]

History

Parent County

1835--Benton County was created 3 January 1835 from Pettis and St. Clair Counties.  County seat: Warsaw [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Benton County border changes at N2Genealogy.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Benton County, Missouri census records online, see: Missouri Census.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

A sketch of the history of Benton County, Missouri by James Henry Lay (1876) , only 76 pages, is available online free from Google Books.

Maps

Map of Benton County townships (Histopolis)

The University of Missouri Digital Library has digital copies of Missouri county plat books (ca. 1930) for all Missouri counties including Benton County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.

Military

Newspapers

Newspaperarchive.com ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has Sedalia newspapers from the late 1800's and early 1900's that sometimes included Benton County residents.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Births
Marriages
Deaths

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Benton County, Missouri. Page 397 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).