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Name of County Date Formed Parent County Progeny County
Adair 29 Jan 1841 Macon Putnam 1845, Schuyler 1845
Allen 16 Nov 1820 Platte Purchase renamed Atchison 1845
Andrew 29 Jan 1841 Platte Purchase Nodaway 1845
Arkansas 31 Dec 1813 Missouri Territory now in state of Arkansas
Ashley 29 Jan 1841 Platte Purchase renamed Texas 1845
Atchison 14 Feb 1845 renamed from Allen none
Audrain 17 Dec 1836 Pike, Calloway, Ralls none
Barry 05 Jan 1836 Howard Dade 1841, Jasper 1841, Lawrence 1845, Newton 1838
Barton 12 Dec 1855 Jasper none
Bates 29 Jan 1841 Cooper Vernon 1851
Benton 03 Jan 1833 Cooper Camden 1841, Hickory 1845
Bollinger 01 Mar 1851 madison, Stoddard, Cape Girardeau, Wayne none
Boone 16 Nov 1820 Howard Callaway 1820
Buchanan 10 Feb 1839 Platte Purchase none
Butler 27 Feb 1849 Wayne none
Caldwell 26 De c1836 Ray none
Callaway 25 Nov 1820 Howard, Boone, Montgomery Audrain 1836
Camden 23 Feb 1843 renamed from Kinderhook Laclede 1849
Cape Girardeau 01 Oct 1812 Missouri Territory Bollinger 1851, Wayne 1818, Madison 1818
Carroll 03 Jan 1833 Ray Livingston 1837
Carter 13 Mar 1859 Ripley, Reynolds, Shannon, Oregon none
Cass 19 Feb 1849 renamed from Van Buren none
Cedar 14 Feb 1845 Dade, Saint Clair none
Chariton 16 Nov 1820 Howard Linn 1837, Macon 1837, Randolph 1829
Christian 20 Mar 1859 Taney, Greene, Webster none
Clark 02 Jan 1836 Lewis Scotland 1841
Clay 02 Jan 1822 Ray Clinton 1833
Clinton 15 Jan 1833 Clay, Ray DeKalb 1845, Gentry 1841
Cole 20 Nov 1820 Cooper Miller 1837, Moniteau 1845
Cooper 17 Dec 1818 Howard Bates 1841, Benton 1833, Cole 1820, Morgan 1833, Pettis 1833, Saline 1820
Crawford 23 Jan 1829 Gasconade Dent 1851, Greene 1833, Phelps 1857, Pulaski 1818
Dade 29 Jan 1841 Polk, Barry Cedar 1845, Lafayette 1820, Lillard 1820
Dallas 16 Dec 1844 renamed from Niangua none
Daviess 29 Dec 1836 Ray Harrison 1845
Decatur 22 Feb 1843 renamed from Ozark renamed back to Ozark 1845
DeKalb 25 Feb 1845 Clinton none
Dent 10 Feb 1851 Shannon, Crawford none
Douglas 29 Oct 1857 Ozark none
Dunklin 14 Feb 1845 Stoddard none
Franklin 11 Oct 1818 Saint Louis Gasconade 1820
Gasconade 25 Nov 1820 Franklin Crawford 1829, Osage 1841
Gentry 12 Feb 1841 Clinton Worth 1861
Greene 02 Jan 1833 Wayne, Crawford Christian 1859, Polk 1837, Taney 1837, Webster 1855
Grundy 29 Jan 1841 Livingston, Ray Mercer 1845
Harrison 14 Feb 1845 Daviess, Ray none
Hempstead 15 Dec 1818 Arkansas County (Territory of Missouri) now in State of Arkansas
Henry 15 Feb 1841 renamed from Rives Saint Clair 1841
Hickory 14 Feb 1845 Benton, Polk none
Highland 06 Jan 1837 Missouri Territory absorbed by Texas 1845
Holt 29 Jan 1845 renamed from old Nodaway Atchison 1845
Howard 23 Jan 1816 St. Louis, St. Charles Barry 1836, Boone 1820, Calloway 1820, Chariton 1820, Cooper 1818, Ray 1820
Howell 02 Mar 1857 Oregon none
Iron 16 Feb 1857 Madison, St. Francois, Wayne, Washington, Reynolds none
Jackson 15 Dec 1826 Lafayette Cass 1835
Jasper 29 Jan 1841 Barry Barton 1855
Jefferson 08 Dec 1818 Ste. Genevieve, St. Louis St. Francois 1821
Johnson 13 Dec 1834 Lafayette none
Kinderhook 06 Jan 1837 Pulaski, Morgan, Benton renamed Camden 1843
Knox 14 Feb 1845 Scotland none
Laclede 27 Feb 1849 Pulaski, Wright, Camden Polk 1837
Lafayette 16 Feb 1825 renamed from Lillard Henry 1834, Jackson 1826, Johnson 1834
Lawrence 25 Feb 1845 Barry Wayne 1818
Lewis 02 Jan 1833 Marion Clark 1836, Scotland 1841
Lillard 16 Nov 1820 Dade renamed Lafayette 1825
Lincoln 14 Dec 1818 Saint Charles none
Linn 07 Jan 1837 Chariton Putnam 1845, Sullivan 1843
Livingston 06 Jan 1837 Carroll Grundy 1841, Mercer 1845
McDonald 03 Mar 1849 Newton none
Macon 06 Jan 1837 Randolph, Chariton none
Madison 14 Dec 1818 Ste. Genevieve, Cape Girardeau Bollinger 1851, Iron 1857
Maries 02 Mar 1855 Osage, Pulaski none
Marion 14 Dec 1822 Ralls Adair 1841, Lewis 1833, Shelby 1835
Mercer 14 Feb 1845 Grudny, Livingston none
Miller 06 Feb 1837 Cole, Pulaski none
Mississippi 14 Feb 1845 Scott none
Moniteau 14 Feb 1845 Cole, Morgan none
Monroe 06 Jan 1831 Ralls none
Montgomery 14 Dec 1818 St. Charles Callaway 1820, Warren 1833
Morgan 05 Jan 1833 Cooper Camden 1841, Moniteau 1845
New Madrid 01 Oct 1812 Missouri Territory Pemiscot 1851, Scott 1821, Stoddard 1835
Newton 31 dec 1838 barry McDonald 1849
Niangua 29 Jan 1841 Polk renamed Dallas 1844
Nodaway (old) 29 Jan 1841 Platte Purchase renamed Holt 1845
Nodaway (new) 14 Dec 1845 Andrew none
Oregon 14 Feb1 845 Ripley Carter 1859, Howell 1857
Osage 29 Jan 1841 Gasconade Maries 1855
Ozark 29 Jan 1841
24 Mar 1845
Taney
renamed from Decatur
renamed Decatur 1843
Ozark since then
Pemiscot 15 Feb 1851 New Madrid none
Perry 16 Nov 1820 Ste. Genevieve none
Pettis 26 Jan 1833 Saline, Cooper none
Phelps 13 Nov 1857 Crawford none
Pike 14 Dec 1818 St. Charles Adurain 1836, Ralls 1820
Platte 31 Dec 1838 Platte Purchase Andrew 1841, Buchanan 1839, Holt 1845
Polk 20 Mar 1837 Greene, Laclede Dade 1841, Dallas 1841, Hickory 1845, Niangua 1841
Pulaski 15 Dec 1818 Crawford Camden 1841, Laclede 1849, Maries 1855, Miller 1837, Wright 1841
Putnam 16 Nov 1845 Adair, Sullivan, Linn none
Ralls 16 Nov 1820 Pike Audrain 1836, Marion 1822, Monroe 1831, Randolph 1829
Randolph 22 Jan 1829 Chariton, Ralsl Macon 1837
Ray 16 Nov 1820 Howard Caldwell 1836, Carroll 1833, Clay 1822, Clinton 1833, Daviess 1836, Grundy 1841, Harrison 1845
Reins 06 Jan 1837 unknown extinct
Reynolds 25 Feb 1845 Shannon Carter 1859, Iron 1857
Ripley 05 Jan 1833 Wayne Carter 1859, Oregon 1845, Shannon 1841
Rives 13 Dec 1834 Lafayette renamed Henry 1841
Saint Charles 01 Oct 1812 Missouri Territory Howard 1816, Lincoln 1818, Pike 1818, Montgomery 1818
Saint Clair 15 Feb 1841 Henry Cedar 1845
Saint Francois 19 Dec 1821 Ste. Genevieve, Jefferson Iron 1837
Saint Louis (County) 01 Oct 1812 Missouri Territory Franklin 1818, Howard 1816, Jefferson 1818, City of St. Louis 1816
Saint Louis (City) 1816 St. Louis (county) none
Sainte Genevieve 01 Oct 1812 Missouri Territory Jefferson 1818, Madison 1818, Perry 1820, St. Francois 1821, Washington 1813
Saline 25 Nov 1820 Cooper Pettis 1833
Schuyler 14 Feb 1845 Adair none
Scotland 29 Jan 1841 Clark, Lewis, Shelby Knox 1845
Scott 28 Dec 1821 New Madrid Mississippi 1845
Shannon 29 Jan 1841 Ripley Carter 1859, Dent 1851, Reynolds 1845, Texas 1845
Shelby 02 Jan 1835 Marion Scotland 1841
Stoddard 02 Jan 1835 New Madrid Bollinger 1851, Dunklin 1845
Stone 10 Feb 1851 Taney none
Sullivan 17 Feb 1843 Linn Putnam 1845
Taney 16 Jan 1837 Greene Christian 1859, Ozark 1841, Stone 1851
Texas 14 Feb 1845 renamed from Ashley none
Van Buren 14 Sep 1835 Jackson renamed Cass 1849
Vernon 17 Feb 1851 Bates none
Warren 05 Jan 1833 Montgomery none
Washington 21 Aug 1813 Ste. Genevieve Iron 1857, St. Francois 1821
Wayne 11 Dec 1818 Cape Girardeau, Lawrence Bollinger 1851, Butler 1849, Greene 1833, Iron 1857, Ripley 1833
Webster 03 Mar 1855 Greene Crhsitian 1859
Worth 08 Feb 1861 Gentry none
Wright 29 Jan 1841 Pulaski Laclede 1849, Texas 1845

 

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