Benton County, Missouri Genealogy

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

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1835--Benton County was created 3 January 1835 from Pettis and St. Clair Counties.  County seat: Warsaw [1]

Boundary Changes

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

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

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 

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. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).