Saline County, Missouri Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Saline County Courthouse
101 E Arrow Street
Marshall, MO 63340
Phone: 660.886.3331 

County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1885;
Marshall Public Library has cemeter and genealogy records[1]


Parent County

1820--Saline County was created 25 November 1820 from Cooper and Howard Counties. County seat: Marshall [2]

Boundary Changes

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

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties





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




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.


Map of Saline County townships (Histopolis)

The University of Missouri Digital Library has digital copies of Missouri county plat books (ca. 1930) for all Missouri counties including Saline County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.


Civil War, 1861-1865

Civil War service men from Saline County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Saline County.

Confederate Units:

- 5th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry, Company D, which became Marmaduke's Escort Company, Missouri Cavalry

Newspapers ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has Sedalia newspapers from the late 1800's and early 1900's that sometimes included Saline County residents.



Vital Records


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), Saline County, Missouri. Page 405 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).