Lafayette County, Missouri Genealogy

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Online Records


County Courthouse

Lafayette County Courthouse
1001 Main Street; PO Box 357;
Lexington, MO 64067
Phone: 660.259.4315 

County Recorder has marriage, divorce, probate,
court and land records from 1821[1]

History

Parent County

1820--Lafayette County was created 16 November 1820 from Cooper County. County seat: Lexington. [2] The county was originally named Lillard County. Its name was changed in 1825 to Lafayette County.

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Lafayette County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Archives and Libraries

Cemeteries

BillionGraves:

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

A Portrait and biographical record of Lafayette and Saline counties, Missouri ... (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 Lafayette and Saline county residents.

Maps

Military

Civil War
Civil War Battles

The following Civil War Battles was fought in Lafayette County

  • September 13-20, 1861 = Lexington I[3] also known as Battle of the Hemp Bales

Map showing Civil War battles in Missouri

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 Lafayette County residents.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Births
Marriages
Deaths

Societies and Museums

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), Lafayette County, Missouri. Page 402 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. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 15 August 2012)
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 15 August 2012)