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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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Online Records

County Courthouse

Platte County Courthouse
415 3rd Street; PO Box 30CH;
Platte City, MO 64079
Phone: 816.858.2232 

County Clerk has birth records 1883-1887
and death records 1883-1888; Recorder Deeds
has marriage and land records; Clerk Circuit
Court has divorce records; Probate  Judge
has probate and court records[1]


Parent County

1838--Platte County was created 31 December 1838 from the Platte purchase. County seat: Platte City [2]

Boundary Changes

  • See an interactive map of Platte County border changes at N2Genealogy.

Record Loss


Populated Places

  • Camden Point
  • Dearborn
  • Edgerton
  • Farley
  • Ferrelview
  • Houston Lake
  • Iatan
  • Lake Waukomis
  • Northmoor
  • Parkeville
  • Platte City
  • Platte Woods
  • Ridgely
  • Riverside
  • Tracy
  • Weatherby Lake
  • Weston

Neighboring Counties




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




Local Histories

  • William McClung Paxton's Annals of Platte County, Missouri, pub 1897, 1182 pages. A digital copy is searchable online using Google Books and FamilySearch (warning: downloads as a large file in a viewer). Also available as FHL 1000300.



Early migration routes to and from Platte County, Missouri Genealogy for European settlers included:





Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Platte County Archives

Platte County Historical Society

Northland Genelogical Society

Mid-Continent Public Libraries in Platte City, Weston, and several locations in Southern Platte County.

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), Platte County, Missouri. Page 404 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. National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in Oregon National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/oreg/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).
  4. National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in California National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).