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{{Missouri-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Miller County, Missouri|Miller County]]''
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Miller County'''
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
*[http://extension.missouri.edu/p/UED6065 Miller County Courthouse] (University of Missouri Extension)
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[http://www.courtreference.com/Miller-County-Missouri-Courts.htm Miller County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 12; <br>Tuscumbia, MO 65082; <br>Phone: 573.369.2731 <br><br>County Clerk has birth records 1883-1891;<br>County Recorder has marriage and divorce<br>records; Probate Judge has probate records<br>&nbsp;Clerk Circuit &nbsp;Court has court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Miller County, Missouri. Page 403 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
*[http://www.flickr.com/photos/courthouselover/4852063886/ Old Miller County Courthouse] (Flickr)
 
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
Miller County, Missouri was organized 6 February 1837. The county was named after Congresman and Missouri governor John Miller.  
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Miller County, Missouri was organized 6 February 1837. The county was named after Congressman and Missouri governor John Miller. You will find more history by selecting: [http://www.millercountymuseum.org/schultz_gerald.html HISTORY].  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1837--'''Miller County was created 6 February 1837&nbsp;from [[Cole County, Missouri|Cole]] County. '''County seat:''' Tuscumbia <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1837--'''Miller County was created 6 February 1837&nbsp;from [[Cole County, Missouri|Cole]]&nbsp;and Pulaski Counties. '''County seat:''' Tuscumbia <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
*[http://www.millercountymuseum.org/schultz_gerald.html Gerald [sic; should be Gerard] Schultz History Page] (scroll down to "Boundaries" section) (Miller County Historical Society)  
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*[http://www.millercountymuseum.org/schultz_gerald.html Gerald [sic; should be Gerard]] Schultz History Page (scroll down to "Boundaries" section) (Miller County Historical Society)  
 
*[http://www.n2genealogy.com/missouri/mo-maps.html Interactive map of Missouri county boundary changes], including Miller County&nbsp;(n2genealogy)
 
*[http://www.n2genealogy.com/missouri/mo-maps.html Interactive map of Missouri county boundary changes], including Miller County&nbsp;(n2genealogy)
  
==== Record Loss ====
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==== Record Loss ====
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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*Equality Township: [http://www.city-data.com/township/Equality-Miller-MO.html City-Data.com] | [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Miller_County/Township_of_Equality Histopolis] |&nbsp;[http://www.millercountymuseum.org/area02.html Miller County Historical Society]  
 
*Equality Township: [http://www.city-data.com/township/Equality-Miller-MO.html City-Data.com] | [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Miller_County/Township_of_Equality Histopolis] |&nbsp;[http://www.millercountymuseum.org/area02.html Miller County Historical Society]  
 
*Franklin Township: [http://www.city-data.com/township/Franklin-Miller-MO.html City-Data.com] |&nbsp;[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Miller_County/Township_of_Franklin Histopolis]&nbsp;| [http://www.millercountymuseum.org/area06.html Miller County Historical Society]  
 
*Franklin Township: [http://www.city-data.com/township/Franklin-Miller-MO.html City-Data.com] |&nbsp;[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Miller_County/Township_of_Franklin Histopolis]&nbsp;| [http://www.millercountymuseum.org/area06.html Miller County Historical Society]  
*Glaize Township: [http://www.city-data.com/township/Glaze-Miller-MO.html City-Data.com]&nbsp;| [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Miller_County/Township_of_Glaze Histopolis]&nbsp;| [http://www.millercountymuseum.org/area07.html Miller County Historical Society]
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*Glaize Township: [http://www.city-data.com/township/Glaze-Miller-MO.html City-Data.com]&nbsp;| [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Miller_County/Township_of_Glaze Histopolis]&nbsp;| [http://www.millercountymuseum.org/area07.html Miller County Historical Society]  
 
*Jim Henry Township: [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Miller_County/Township_of_Jim_Henry Histopolis]&nbsp;| [http://www.millercountymuseum.org/area04.html Miller County Historical Society]  
 
*Jim Henry Township: [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Miller_County/Township_of_Jim_Henry Histopolis]&nbsp;| [http://www.millercountymuseum.org/area04.html Miller County Historical Society]  
 
*Osage Township: [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Miller_County/Township_of_Osage Histopolis]&nbsp;| [http://www.millercountymuseum.org/area03.html Miller County Historical Society]  
 
*Osage Township: [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Miller_County/Township_of_Osage Histopolis]&nbsp;| [http://www.millercountymuseum.org/area03.html Miller County Historical Society]  
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*Tuscumbia: [http://www.city-data.com/city/Tuscumbia-Missouri.html City.Data.com] | [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Miller_County/Tuscumbia Histopolis] |&nbsp;[http://missouri.hometownlocator.com/mo/miller/tuscumbia.cfm HomeTownLocator] |&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuscumbia,_Missouri Wikipedia]
 
*Tuscumbia: [http://www.city-data.com/city/Tuscumbia-Missouri.html City.Data.com] | [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Miller_County/Tuscumbia Histopolis] |&nbsp;[http://missouri.hometownlocator.com/mo/miller/tuscumbia.cfm HomeTownLocator] |&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuscumbia,_Missouri Wikipedia]
  
===== '''''Resources''''' =====
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'''''Resources'''''  
  
 
For more about Miller County populated places, see the following:  
 
For more about Miller County populated places, see the following:  
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*[http://web.mst.edu/~whmcinfo/counties/miller/ Miller County, Missouri] (records in the Western Historical Manuscripts Collection) (University of Missouri at Rolla)  
 
*[http://web.mst.edu/~whmcinfo/counties/miller/ Miller County, Missouri] (records in the Western Historical Manuscripts Collection) (University of Missouri at Rolla)  
*[http://www.millercountymuseum.org/millercountymicrofilmedrecords.pdf Miller County Records: County Records Which Are Available on Microfilm] (pdf; Miller County Museum &amp; Historical Society)
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*[http://www.millercountymuseum.org/millercountymicrofilmedrecords.pdf Miller County Records: County Records Which Are Available on Microfilm] (pdf; Miller County Museum &amp; Historical Society)
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*[http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/county/miller.pdf Missouri State Archives Guide to County and Municipal Records on Microfilm: Miller] (pdf; Missouri State Archives)
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
*[http://www.millerbaptistassociation.com/ Miller County Baptist Association
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*[http://www.millerbaptistassociation.com/ Miller County Baptist Association]
 
*''Minutes of the . . . Annual Session of the Miller County Association of Baptist Churches, 1891-1957''. Aurora Springs, MO: Cresset Job Print. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/minutes-of-the-annual-session-of-the-miller-county-association-of-baptist-churches-1891-1957/oclc/48462288&referer=brief_results WorldCat]
 
*''Minutes of the . . . Annual Session of the Miller County Association of Baptist Churches, 1891-1957''. Aurora Springs, MO: Cresset Job Print. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/minutes-of-the-annual-session-of-the-miller-county-association-of-baptist-churches-1891-1957/oclc/48462288&referer=brief_results WorldCat]
  
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==== Maps<br>  ====
 
==== Maps<br>  ====
  
*Boyd, Gregory A. ''Family Maps of Miller County, Missouri''. Norman, OK: Arphax Publishing Co., 2006. [http://www.arphax.com/ac/-P163.aspx Publisher] |&nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/family-maps-of-miller-county-missouri-with-homesteads-roads-waterways-towns-cemeteries-railroads-and-more/oclc/664761282&referer=brief_results WorldCat]&nbsp;
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*Boyd, Gregory A. ''Family Maps of Miller County, Missouri''. Norman, OK: Arphax Publishing Co., 2006. [http://www.arphax.com/ac/-P163.aspx Publisher] |&nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/family-maps-of-miller-county-missouri-with-homesteads-roads-waterways-towns-cemeteries-railroads-and-more/oclc/664761282&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
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*[http://libremap.org/data/state/missouri/ Libre Map Project] (detailed online topographic maps of Miller County)
 
*[http://www.modot.mo.gov/newsandinfo/documents/countymaps/miller.pdf Miller County Highway Map] (pdf; MO Department of Transportation)  
 
*[http://www.modot.mo.gov/newsandinfo/documents/countymaps/miller.pdf Miller County Highway Map] (pdf; MO Department of Transportation)  
 
*[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Miller_County Miller County, Missouri] (maps of townships, communities, etc.; Histopolis)  
 
*[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Miller_County Miller County, Missouri] (maps of townships, communities, etc.; Histopolis)  
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*[http://www.emslanders.com/MillerCoMO.htm Miller County Townships] (simple outline map; scroll down in page)  
 
*[http://www.emslanders.com/MillerCoMO.htm Miller County Townships] (simple outline map; scroll down in page)  
 
*''Plat Book of Miller County, Missouri.&nbsp;''Rockford, IL: W.W. Hixson &amp; Co., date uncertain, abt late 1920s-early 1930s. [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx?c=platic;sort=platic_ti;sid=18687e4ee0832f25fdf27deff08e0cd6;q1=miller;rgn1=platic_ti;size=20;start=1;type=boolean;view=thumbnail University of Missouri Digital Library] (digital copy) | [http://www.worldcat.org/title/plat-book-of-miller-county-missouri/oclc/8269147&referer=brief_results WorldCat]<br>  
 
*''Plat Book of Miller County, Missouri.&nbsp;''Rockford, IL: W.W. Hixson &amp; Co., date uncertain, abt late 1920s-early 1930s. [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx?c=platic;sort=platic_ti;sid=18687e4ee0832f25fdf27deff08e0cd6;q1=miller;rgn1=platic_ti;size=20;start=1;type=boolean;view=thumbnail University of Missouri Digital Library] (digital copy) | [http://www.worldcat.org/title/plat-book-of-miller-county-missouri/oclc/8269147&referer=brief_results WorldCat]<br>  
*Standard Atlas of Miller County. Chicago: Alden Publishing Co., 1905.
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*''Standard Atlas of Miller County''. Chicago: Alden Publishing Co., 1905.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=Missouri&county=Miller&city=&year1=1690&year2=2011&terms=&frequency=&language=&ethnicity=&labor=&material_type=&lccn=&rows=20 Chronicling America list of historic Miller County newspapers] (Chronicling America at the Library of Congress)
 
*[http://www.vernonpublishing.com/Autogram-Sentinel/Main/ ''Miller County Autogram-Sentinel''], Eldon, MO (current newspaper)  
 
*[http://www.vernonpublishing.com/Autogram-Sentinel/Main/ ''Miller County Autogram-Sentinel''], Eldon, MO (current newspaper)  
*[http://shs.umsystem.edu/newspaper/newspapercatalog/millercounty.shtml Miller County, Missouri Newspapers on Microfilm at the State Historical Society] (State Historical Society, Columbia, MO)
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*[http://shs.umsystem.edu/newspaper/newspapercatalog/millercounty.shtml Miller County, Missouri Newspapers on Microfilm at the State Historical Society] (State Historical Society, Columbia, MO)  
 
*[http://www.millercountymuseum.org/obituaries.html Miller County Obituaries] (Miller County Museum &amp; Historical Society)  
 
*[http://www.millercountymuseum.org/obituaries.html Miller County Obituaries] (Miller County Museum &amp; Historical Society)  
 
*[http://www.newspaperobituaries.net/missouri/miller-county.htm Miller County, Missouri Obituaries] (NewspaperObituaries.net)  
 
*[http://www.newspaperobituaries.net/missouri/miller-county.htm Miller County, Missouri Obituaries] (NewspaperObituaries.net)  
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===== '''''Births'''''  =====
 
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*[http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/birthdeath/ Missouri Birth &amp; Death Records Database, Pre-1910]&nbsp;(very incomplete, but searching for Miller County without entering a name yields 2,258 birth records) (Missouri State Archives)
  
 
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
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===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
  
*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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*[http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/birthdeath/ Missouri Birth &amp; Death Records Database, Pre-1910] (very incomplete, but searching for Miller County without entering a name yields 646 death records) (Missouri State Archives)
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*[http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/ Missouri Death Certificates, 1910-1960] (online digital scans; searching for Miller County without entering a name yields 6,437 records) (Missouri State Archives)<br>  
 
*See also Newspapers &gt; Obituaries (above)
 
*See also Newspapers &gt; Obituaries (above)
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
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*[http://heartland.lib.mo.us/ Heartland Regional Library System] (Miller and Maries Counties)
 
*[http://www.millercountymuseum.org/ Miller County Museum], Home of Miller County Historical Society
 
*[http://www.millercountymuseum.org/ Miller County Museum], Home of Miller County Historical Society
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites<br>  ==
 
== Web Sites<br>  ==
  
 
*{{FHL|Missouri%2C+Miller|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}<br>  
 
*{{FHL|Missouri%2C+Miller|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}<br>  
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Miller/ Miller County Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Miller/ Miller County Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momiller/ Miller County GenWeb] (MOGenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momiller/ Miller County GenWeb] (MOGenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.emslanders.com/MillerCoMO.htm Miller County, Missouri] (Emslanders to the American Mid-West)  
 
*[http://www.emslanders.com/MillerCoMO.htm Miller County, Missouri] (Emslanders to the American Mid-West)  
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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[[Category:Miller_County,_Missouri]]
 
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Revision as of 20:21, 31 December 2012

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County Courthouse

Miller County Courthouse
PO Box 12;
Tuscumbia, MO 65082;
Phone: 573.369.2731

County Clerk has birth records 1883-1891;
County Recorder has marriage and divorce
records; Probate Judge has probate records
 Clerk Circuit  Court has court records[1]

History

Miller County, Missouri was organized 6 February 1837. The county was named after Congressman and Missouri governor John Miller. You will find more history by selecting: HISTORY.

Parent County

1837--Miller County was created 6 February 1837 from Cole and Pulaski Counties. County seat: Tuscumbia [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities


          To see a list of places in Miller County, click on [Show], in the bar above.


Populated Places

Townships:

Communities:

Resources

For more about Miller County populated places, see the following:

Resources

General

Cemeteries

General
  • Cemeteries (Genealogy Trails)
  • Cemeteries (scroll down in page; GenWeb)
  • Cemeteries of Miller County (Miller County Museum & Historical Society)
  • Cemetery Records (USGenWeb Archives)
  • Cemetery Search Results (for Miller County) (Find A Grave)
  • Ellsberry, Elizabeth Prather. Cemetery Records of Miller County, Missouri. Chillicothe, MO: Self-published, n.d. WorldCat
  • Equality Township, Miller County, Missouri. [no publication data, 1970s] (cemetery records). WorldCat
  • Franklin Township, Miller County, Missouri. [no publication data, 1970s] (cemetery records). WorldCat
  • Glaize Township, Miller County, Missouri. [no publication data, 1970s] (cemetery records). WorldCat
  • Jim Henry Township, Miller County, Missouri. [no publication data, 1970s] (cemetery records). WorldCat
  • Kelsay, Carl G. Tombstone Inscriptions, Miller County, Missouri. Rocky Mount, MO?: Self-published, 1972?. WorldCat
  • Kelsay, Carl G., et al. Index to Cemeteries, Miller County, Missouri. Rocky Mount, MO: [s.n.], 1972?. WorldCat
  • Miller County (The Tombstone Transcription Project)
  • Miller County Cemeteries (ePodunk)
  • Miller County Cemetery Records (Interment.net)
  • Osage Township, Miller County, Missouri. [no publication data, 1970s] (cemetery records). WorldCat
  • Richwoods Township, Miller County, Missouri. [no publication data, 1970s] (cemetery records). WorldCat
  • Saline Township, Miller County, Missouri. [no publication data, 1970s] (cemetery records). WorldCat
Specific cemeteries
  • Eldon Cemetery: Yarnell, Ilene Sims. Eldon, Mo. Cemetery, Miller County. Versailles, MO: Self-published, 196-?. WorldCat
  • Tol Wood Cemetery: Arnel, James, and Karen Arnel. Tol Wood Cemetery, Franklin Township, Miller County, Missouri. Wichita, KS: Self-published, 2003. WorldCat

Census

General
1840
  • 1840 Census (GenWeb)
  • McKinley, Robert L. 1840 Census of Miller County, Missouri with Annotations. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1997. WorldCat
1850
  • 1850 Census (GenWeb): Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Index
  • Ellsberry, Elizabeth Prather. Miller County, Missouri 1850 Federal Census. Chillicothe, MO: Self-published, n.d. WorldCat
  • Strange, Gaylord. 1850 & 1860 Census, Miller County, Missouri. Eldon, MO: Self-published, 1986?. WorldCat
1860
  • Ellsberry, Elizabeth Prather. 1860 Census for Miller County, Missouri. Chillicothe, MO: Self-published, n.d. WorldCat
  • Strange, Gaylord. 1850 & 1860 Census, Miller County, Missouri. Eldon, MO: Self-published, 1986?. WorldCat
1870
  • Strange, Gaylord, 1870 Census, Miller County, Missouri. Eldon, MO: Self-published, 198-?. WorldCat
1880
  • Strange, Gaylord. 1880 Census, Miller County, Missouri. Eldon, MO: Self-published, 1986?. WorldCat
1900
1920

Church

Court

Education

Genealogies and Biographies

General
  • Family Histories (at Library of the Miller County Historical Society)
  • Hake, Peggy Smith. Pioneer Families of Miller County, Missouri: A Journey to the Past. St. Elizabeth, MO: Self-published, 2000. WorldCat | Index
Specific families

Land

Local Histories

  • Hake, Peggy Smith. They Left a Legacy: Historical Stories of Miller County, Missouri. St. Elizabeth, MO: Self-published, 1991. WorldCat
  • History of Miller County (Welcome to Miller County website)
  • Jenkins, Clyde Lee. Judge Jenkins' History of Miller County, Missouri. Tuscumbia, MO, 1971. WorldCat
  • Jenkins, Clyde Lee, and Clayton Edwin Jenkins. Judge Jenkins' History of Miller County, Missouri. Tuscumbia, MO?: Clayton Edwin Jenkins, 1995. WorldCat
  • Miller County History and Vittles. Tuscumbia, MO: Miller County Historical Society, 1991. WorldCat
  • Osage River Country: A History of the People and Places of Miller County, Missouri. Tuscumbia, MO: Miller County Historical Society, 1995. WorldCat
  • Schultz, Gerard. A History of Miller County, Missouri. Jefferson City, MO: Midland Printing Co., 1933. WorldCat
  • Warman-Starlings, Kelly, and Kirk D. Warman. The Ghost Towns of Central Missouri: Cole, Miller & Moniteau Counties. Jefferson City, MO: Ketch's Printing, 1994?. WorldCat

Maps

Military

General
Civil War
World War II

Miscellaneous

  • Hake, Peggy Smith. Book of Marks and Brands, Miller County, Missouri, 1837-1856. St. Elizabeth, MO: Self-published, n.d. WorldCatInternet Archive (digital copy)

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Births
Marriages
  • Barnhouse, August F., and Carl G. Kelsay. Marriages, Miller County, Missouri. Eldon, MO: A.F. Barnhouse, 1984?. WorldCat
  • Hickok, Thelma Scott. Index to Marriages of Miller County, Missouri. Eldon, MO: Barnhouse and Kelsay, 1973-1974. WorldCat
  • Marriage Transcriptions (GenWeb)
  • Marriages of Miller and Maries Counties (Miller County Museum & Historical Society)
  • Strange, Gaylord. Marriages, Miller County, Missouri. Eldon, MO: Self-published, n.d. WorldCat
Deaths

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

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