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[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Cole_County Maps of 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] for all Missouri counties including Cole County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<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 Cole County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
  
 
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Revision as of 09:21, 20 June 2011

Template:Missouri-stub United States  > Missouri > Cole County

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1820--Cole County was created 16 November 1820 from Cooper County. County seat: Jefferson City [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Jefferson City, MO Cole County Courthouse Fire

Jefferson City, Mo., March 14. -- The Cole County courthouse was destroyed by fire this afternoon. The records which were in fireproof vaults were not damaged. The building was insured for $70,000. The cost of replacing the structure, it was stated today would be $100,000, though the original cost was $59,000.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 15 Mar 191
(source:GenDisasters)

Places/Localities


          To see a list of places in Cole County, click on [Show], in the bar above.

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Jefferson City

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Maps of townships (Histopolis)

The University of Missouri Digital Library has digital copies of Missouri county plat books (ca. 1930) for all Missouri counties including Cole 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 Jefferson City newspapers from the early 1900's that covered local news on Cole County residents as well as residents from surrounding counties. Some libraries provide free access to this database under the name Access Newspaper Archive.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Births
Marriages
Deaths

Societies and Libraries 

Cole County Historical Society
109 Madison Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
(573)-635-1850
Website: http://www.colecohistsoc.org/

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).