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{{Missouri-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Benton_County,_Missouri|Benton County]]''  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.bentoncomo.com/ Benton County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 1238<br> Warsaw, MO 65355-1238<br> Phone: 660.438.7326 <br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1883 <br>and marriage records from 1839; Clerk Circuit Court<br> has divorce and court records; Probate Court has probate <br>Court has probate records; Recorder has Deeds and&nbsp; land <br>records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Benton County, Missouri. Page 397 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
Benton County was created in 1835 from Pettis &amp; St. Clair counties.
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'''1835--'''Benton County was created 3 January 1835&nbsp;from [[Pettis County, Missouri|Pettis]] and [[St. Clair County, Missouri|St. Clair]] Counties.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Warsaw <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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See an interactive map of Benton County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/missouri/mo-maps.html border changes] at N2Genealogy.
  
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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*The [http://shs.umsystem.edu/index.shtml State Historical Society of Missouri] has information on [http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay.html historical Missouri place names] for all 114 Missouri Counties.<br>
  
 
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*[[Camden County, Missouri|Camden]]
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*[[Henry County, Missouri|Henry]]
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*[[Hickory County, Missouri|Hickory]]
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*[[Morgan County, Missouri|Morgan]]
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*[[Pettis County, Missouri|Pettis]]
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*[[St. Clair County, Missouri|St. Clair]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Missouri}}
  
 
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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[http://books.google.com/books?id=jPguAAAAYAAJ ''A sketch of the history of Benton County, Missouri''] by James Henry Lay (1876) , only 76 pages, is available online free from Google Books.
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Benton_County Benton County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
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The [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/ University of Missouri Digital Library] has digital copies of [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx/cgi/i/image/image-idx?sid=7474c95ce6e68ec22a63efb27869515c;page=index;c=platic Missouri county plat books] {{nowrap|(ca. 1930)}} for all Missouri counties including Benton County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
  
 
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[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=58&ci=26324 Sedalia newspapers] from the late 1800's and early 1900's that sometimes included Benton County residents.<br>
  
 
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*Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/ Missouri Death Certificates] more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.<br>
  
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=202855&subject_disp=Missouri%2C+Benton&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog.]&nbsp;
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*{{FHL|Missouri%2C+Benton|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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<references />{{Missouri|Missouri}}
  
 
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[[Category:Benton_County,_Missouri]]

Revision as of 01:15, 13 October 2012

Template:Missouri-stubUnited States Gotoarrow.png Missouri Gotoarrow.png Benton County


County Courthouse

Benton County Courthouse
PO Box 1238
Warsaw, MO 65355-1238
Phone: 660.438.7326

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1883
and marriage records from 1839; Clerk Circuit Court
has divorce and court records; Probate Court has probate
Court has probate records; Recorder has Deeds and  land
records[1]

History

Parent County

1835--Benton County was created 3 January 1835 from Pettis and St. Clair Counties.  County seat: Warsaw [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Benton County border changes at N2Genealogy.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

A sketch of the history of Benton County, Missouri by James Henry Lay (1876) , only 76 pages, is available online free from Google Books.

Maps

Map of Benton County townships (Histopolis)

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

Military

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 Benton County residents.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Births
Marriages
Deaths

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

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Benton County, Missouri. Page 397 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).