Clinton County, Missouri Genealogy

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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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Online Records

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

County Courthouse

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


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


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


Populated Places

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

Neighboring Counties



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


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



Cameron First Baptist Church


St. Ann's, Plattsburg

  • 1868-1876 - St. Ann's, Plattsburg, Baptism Index 1868-1876. Batch C511761 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1869-1885 - St. Ann's, Plattsburg, Marriage Index 1869-1885. Batch M511761 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Cameron



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.






Vital Records

  • 1863-1875 - Clinton County Birth Index 1863-1875. Batch C514801 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1865 - Clinton County Birth Index, Volumes B and C, 1865. Batch C514802 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1847-1881 - Clinton County Marriage Books B thru C Index 1847-1881. Batch M514802 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1881-1885 - Clinton County Marriage Book 2 Index 1881-1885. Batch M514803 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to Missouri Death Certificates more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.
  • 1883-1888 - Clinton County Death Index 1883-1888. Batch B514854 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

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


  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).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at