Platte County, Missouri Genealogy

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

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Platte County, Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Founded December 31, 1838
County Seat Platte City
Address Platte County Courthouse
415 3rd Street
PO Box 30CH
Platte City, MO 64079
Phone: 816.858.2232
Platte County Website

County Courthouse

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.



Deister Settlement

  • 1847-1853 - Deister Settlement Catholic Church Baptism Index 1847-1853. Batch C515021 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Holy Trinity Teeleum Landeing, Weston

  • 1847-1876 - Holy Trinity Teeleum Landeing, Weston, Baptism Index 1847-1876. Batch C515031 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1848-1885 - Holy Trinity Teeleum Landeing, Weston, Baptism Index 1848-1885. Batch M515031 at FamilySearch - free.[3]



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

  • 1850-1877 - Platte County Birth Index 1850-1877. Batch C515611 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1839-1882 - Platte County Marriage Index 1839-1882. Batch M515611 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1881-1885 - Platte County Marriage Index 1881-1885. Batch M515612 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at
  4. National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in Oregon National Historic Trail at (accessed 18 July 2011).
  5. National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in California National Historic Trail at (accessed 18 July 2011).