Henry County, Missouri Genealogy

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Guide to Henry County Missouri genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Henry County, Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Founded December 13, 1834
County Seat Clinton
Address Henry County Courthouse
Main & Franklin Sts;
100 W Franklin
Clinton, MO 64735-2199
Phone: 660.885.6963
Henry County Website

County Courthouse


County Recorder has marriage and land records from 1830
and military discharge records; County Clerk has divorce
and court recorders; Associate Circuit Court has probate
records; County Museum has birth and burial records[1]


Parent County

1834--Henry County was created 13 December 1834from Lafayette County. County seat: Clinton. [2] Henry County was originally named Rives County. It was renamed Henry County in 1841.

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Henry County border changes at N2Genealogy.

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties





St. Ludgers, Germantown

  • 1832-1876 - St. Ludgers, Germantown, Baptism Index 1832-1876. Batch C511791 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1849-1876 - St. Ludgers, Germantown, Marriage Index 1849-1876. Batch M511791 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Immaculate Conception, Montrose

  • 1858-1876 - Immaculate Conception, Montrose, Baptism Index 1858-1876. Batch C511961 at FamilySearch - free.[3]



Local Histories


Map of Henry County townships (Histopolis)

The University of Missouri Digital Library has digital copies of Missouri county plat books (ca. 1930) for all Missouri counties including Henry County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.



Newspaperarchive.com ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has Sedalia newspapers from the late 1800's and early 1900's that sometimes included Henry County residents.



Vital Records

  • 1835-1867 - Henry County Marriage Books A thru C Index 1835-1867. Batch M515141 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1867-1881 - Henry County Marriage Books B and C Index 1867-1881. Batch M515142 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1881-1885 - Henry County Marriage Books D and E Index 1881-1885. Batch M515143 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), Henry County, Missouri. Page 400 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 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.