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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 Cooper County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
*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 Cooper County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/missouri-maps/mo-cooper-county-missouri-1904-map.html Map of 1904 Cooper County] with numerous small settlements (My Genealogy Hound)
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Guide to Cooper County Missouri genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records

Cooper County, Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Founded December 17, 1818
County Seat Boonville
Address Cooper County Courthouse
200 Main Street
PO Box 123
Boonville, MO 65233-0123
Phone: 660.882.2626
Cooper County Website

County Court House


County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1893
and burial records; Circuit Clerk has marriage,
divorce, court and naturalization records from 1819
and land records from 1812; Associate Circuit Court
has probate record from 1828[1]


Parent County

1818--Cooper County was created 17 December 1818 from Howard County. County seat: Boonville [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Cooper County boundary changes at N2Genealogy.

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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



St. Peter and Paul, Boonville

  • 1850-1876 - St. Peter and Paul, Boonville, Baptism Index 1850-1876. Batch C511771 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1851-1876 - St. Peter and Paul, Boonville, Marriage Index 1851-1857, 1867-1876. Batch M511771 at FamilySearch - free.[3]



Local Histories

A history of Cooper County, Missouri from the first visit by white men, in February, 1804, to the fifth day of July, 1876 by Levens and Drake (1876) is available online free from Google Books.



Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War Battle was fought in Cooper County

June 17, 1861 = Boonville[4] also known as First Battle of Boonville

Map showing Civil War battles in Missouri




Vital Records

  • 1819-1867 - Cooper County Birth Index, Volumes A thru C, 1819-1867. Batch C514821 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1868-1872 - Cooper County Birth Index, Volume E, 1868-1872. Batch C514822 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1883-1884 - Cooper County Birth Index 1883-1884. Batch C514825 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1819-1867 - Cooper County Marriage Books A thru C Index 1819-1867. Batch M514821 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1867-1883 - Cooper County Marriage Book E Index 1867-1883. Batch M514822 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1881-1885 - Cooper County Marriage Books 1 thru 3 Index 1881-1885. Batch M514823 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to Missouri Death Certificates more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.
  • 1883-1884 - Cooper County Death Index 1883-1884. Batch B514827 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

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), Cooper County, Missouri. Page 399 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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/5a/Igimissouria.pdf.
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 9 August 2012)