Dade County, Missouri Genealogy

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Online Records

County Courthouse

Dade County Courthouse
Main Street
Greenfield, MO 65661
Phone: 417.637.2724 

County Recorder has marriage records from 1867 and land records;
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce records from 1867; Probate Judge
has probate and court records[1]


Parent County

1841--Dade County was created 29 January 1841 from Greene County. County seat: Greenfield [2]

Boundary Changes

  • 29 Jan 1841 Dade created from Non-County Area 29 and Non-County Area 32. Non-County Area 29 and Non-County Area 32 eliminated. (Mo. Laws 1840–1841, pub., sec. 10/pp. 33–34)
  • 24 Feb 1843 Dade lost to creation of Lawrence; Lawrence not fully organized, parts attached to Barry and DADE "for civil and military purposes." (Mo. Laws 1842–1843, pub., p. 39)
  • 14 Feb 1845 Dade lost to creation of Cedar. Lawrence fully organized, detached from Dade. (Mo. Laws 1844–1845, secs. 49–51/p. 37)

Visit the Newberry Library Historical State and County Boundary Maps.

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

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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




Local Histories




  • The Dade County Library has microfilm of extant newspapers published in the County from 1867 forward. This includes communites such as Greenfield, Lockwood and Everton.



Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Dade County Genealogy Society
P.O. Box 155
Greenfield, Missouri 65661

Dade County Library
209 South Main Street
Greenfield, Missouri 65661

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.
  • Dade County Community Tree - A restricted Work - in - Progress -
  • Dade County Genealogy Society - Available March 1, 2011 -


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Dade 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).