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Guide to Clinton County Missouri genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Clinton County, Missouri
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 2, 1833
County Seat Plattsburg
Courthouse
Address Clinton County Courthouse
211 N Main Street
PO Box 245
Plattsburg, MO 64477-0245
Phone: 816.539.3719
Clinton County Website

Contents

County Courthouse



County Clerk has marriage, divorce, court and land records
from 1833 and military records from 1919; Probate Judge
has probate records[1]

History

Parent County

1833--Clinton County was created 2 January 1833 from Clay County. County seat: Plattsburg [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Clinton County boundary changes at N2Genealogy.

Record Loss

COUNTY BUILDING DAMAGED

PLATTSBURG, Mo. (AP) - Fire destroyed the top floor of the 80-year-old Clinton County Courthouse here Friday, but county officials say most government records were saved. ... The sheriff said he lost all of his arrest records and a two-way radio system. ... County Collector Carl Joson said the county's tax records could be salvaged because they were kept in a vault, but everything in the office except his brass spittoon was destroyed. ...

The Daily Capital News, Jefferson City, MO 15 Jun 1974
(source:GenDisasters)

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cameron, Missouri. Population over 9,000 (this includes the prison.)

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Cameron Memory Gardens. East of Cameron on Grand Avenue or "Old 36 Hwy" This is Cameron's newest Cemetery.

Census

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

Church

Cameron First Baptist Church.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Cameron.

Court

Land

Local Histories

The History of Clinton County, Missouri: containing a history of the County ... (1881) is available online free from Google Books.

A Portrait and biographical record of Buchanan and Clinton counties, Missouri containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens... (1893) is available online free from Google Books. The first part of the book contains biographies of the U.S. presidents. The second part, starting on p.111, contains biographies Buchanan and Clinton county residents.

Maps

Military

Newspapers

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), Clinton County, Missouri. Page 399 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).

 

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