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== County Courthouse  ==
 
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[http://www.capecounty.us/ Cape Girardeau County Courthouse]<br>1 Barton Square<br>Jackson, MO 63755<br>Phone: 573.243.3547 <br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1893 <br>and land records 1821-1859; County Recorder has <br>marriage records; Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and&nbsp;<br>court records; Probate Judge has probate records; <br>Riversize Regional Library&nbsp; has all records on microfilm<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. Page 398 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
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'''1812--'''Cape Girardeau County was created 1 October 1812&nbsp;as an original county '''County seat:''' Jackson <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1812--'''Cape Girardeau County was created 1 October 1812&nbsp;as an original county.<br>'''County seat:''' Jackson <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
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Civil War service men from Cape Girardeau 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 Cape Girardeau County.<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Illinois Light Artillery|2nd Regiment, Illinois Light Artillery]], Battery F.
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The following Civil War Battle was fought in Cape Girardeau County<br>
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*April 26, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo020.htm Cape Girardeau<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo020.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 9 August 2012)</ref> ]<br>
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[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/MOmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Missouri
  
 
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Cape Girardeau Missouri Family History Center]]
  
 
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Revision as of 22:09, 17 October 2012

Template:Missouri-stubUnited States Gotoarrow.png Missouri Gotoarrow.png Cape Girardeau County

County Courthouse

Cape Girardeau County Courthouse
1 Barton Square
Jackson, MO 63755
Phone: 573.243.3547

County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1893
and land records 1821-1859; County Recorder has
marriage records; Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and 
court records; Probate Judge has probate records;
Riversize Regional Library  has all records on microfilm[1]

History

Cape Girardeau County predates the state of Missouri which was admitted to the union in 1821. Cape Girardeau was one of the five original districts of the Louisiana Territory from 1805-1812 and one of the five original counties of the Missouri Territory from 1812 to 1821.

Parent County

1812--Cape Girardeau County was created 1 October 1812 as an original county.
County seat: Jackson [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Cape Girardeau County boundary changes at N2Genealogy.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Cape Girardeau 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 Cape Girardeau County.

- 2nd Regiment, Illinois Light Artillery, Battery F.
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War Battle was fought in Cape Girardeau County

Map showing Civil War battles in Missouri

Newspapers

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), Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. Page 398 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. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 9 August 2012)