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{{Missouri-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Mercer_County,_Missouri|Mercer County]]''
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== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.courtreference.com/Mercer-County-Missouri-Courts.htm Mercer County Courthouse]<br>802 E Main Street<br>Princeton, MO 64673<br>Phone: 660.748.34215&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth&nbsp;records 1883-1894 and death records<br>1883-1891; Clerk Circuit Court has marriage,&nbsp;divorce, court<br>&nbsp;land records; Circuit Court, division 2, has probate records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mercer County, Missouri. Page 403 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
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'''1845--'''Mercer County was created 14 February 1845&nbsp;from [[Grundy County, Missouri|Grundy]] County. '''County seat:''' Princeton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*See an interactive map of Mercer County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/missouri/mo-maps.html border changes] at N2Genealogy.
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==== Record Loss  ====
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== Places/Localities  ==
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*The [http://shs.umsystem.edu/index.shtml State Historical Society of Missouri] has information on [http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay.html historical Missouri place names] for all 114 Missouri Counties.<br>
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==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Decatur County, Iowa|Decatur County, Iowa]]
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*[[Grundy County, Missouri|Grundy]]
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*[[Harrison County, Missouri|Harrison]]
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*[[Putnam County, Missouri|Putnam]]
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*[[Sullivan County, Missouri|Sullivan]]
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*[[Wayne County, Iowa|Wayne County, Iowa]]
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== Resources  ==
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==== Land  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Maps  ====
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*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Mercer_County Mercer County 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] {{nowrap|(ca. 1930)}} for all Missouri counties including Mercer County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
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==== Taxation  ====
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===== '''''Births'''''  =====
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*Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/ Missouri Death Certificates] more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.<br>
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Web Sites  ==
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL|Missouri%2C+Mercer|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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== References  ==
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Revision as of 20:20, 31 December 2012

Template:Missouri-stubUnited States Gotoarrow.png Missouri Gotoarrow.png Mercer County


Hand and keyboard.jpg Missouri
Online Records


County Courthouse

Mercer County Courthouse
802 E Main Street
Princeton, MO 64673
Phone: 660.748.34215 

County Clerk has birth records 1883-1894 and death records
1883-1891; Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, court
 land records; Circuit Court, division 2, has probate records[1]


History

Parent County

1845--Mercer County was created 14 February 1845 from Grundy County. County seat: Princeton [2]

Boundary Changes

  • See an interactive map of Mercer County border changes at N2Genealogy.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Births
Marriages
Deaths

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

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mercer County, Missouri. Page 403 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).