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Revision as of 22:12, 4 October 2008

United States  > Missouri > Daviess County

County Courthouse


Parent County

Daviess County was created in 1836 from Ray County.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Arthur Paul Moser has short descriptions of towns in Daviess county, many of them no longer extant.

Neighboring Counties

Nearby counties.




Steve Reid's page has about 70 transcriptions of Daviess county cemeteries.  Many of these transcriptions are current only to the 1970s.  The page also includes a historical description of all known Daviess county cemeteries and directions to their location.

Lanita Sconce Smith's page sorts Daviess county burials by name.

Find A Grave has many Daviess county cemetery transcriptions.

Here is another page of Daviess county cemeteries for Clear Creek, Creekmore, Enyart, Everly, Foley, Frazier, Guthrie, Hays, Hemry/Payne, Hill, Lick Fork, Lock Springs, McCrary, Muddy, Old Union, Pell, Pilot Grove 1, Reid (partial), Trosper, Trotten, and Weldon.

Here are transcriptions of the Winston and Muddy cemeteries.  Other transcriptions of Muddy cemetery are here and here.

The Missouri Tombstone Transcription project has links to McCrary, Lick Fork, Creekmore, and Old Scotland cemeteries.

Brenda Abplanalp and Virgil Givens abstracted the Wooderson cemetery.


Trails.com has a partial list of historic and current churches in Daviess county.  A slightly different list is given by the USGS database.



The Missouri Secretary of State sponsors a site with land patents for Daviess county 1831-1969.

Local Histories






Vital Records


Daviess county marriages 1837 - 1899.


The Missouri Secretary of State has death records from 1910-1957; a few earlier.  Some certificates were never completed or filed, others have creative spelling.  The information is only as good as the informant could recall at the time.

Societies and Libraries 

There is a Daviess county Genealogical Society.  The Daviess county library in Gallatin also has genealogical records.  Other Missouri libraries with Daviess county records include the Missouri State Historical Library in Columbia, MO and the State Archives in Jefferson City, MO.

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.