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==== Local Histories  ====
==== Local Histories  ====
*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/missouri-counties/phelps-county-missouri-genealogy-biographies.asp Biographies from The History of Phelps County, Missouri] (1889) published by Goodspeed are available free on the My Genealogy Hound website.
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Revision as of 02:25, 7 May 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Missouri Gotoarrow.png Phelps County

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

Hand and keyboard.jpg Missouri
Online Records

Phelps County, Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Founded November 13, 1857
County Seat Rolla
Address Phelps County Courthouse
200 N Main Street FL 1;
Rolla, MO 65401
Phone: 573.364.1891
Phelps County Website

County Courthouse


County Clerk has marriage, divorce, court and
land records from 1857 and probate records[1]


Parent County

1857--Phelps County was created 13 November 1857 from CrawfordPulaski and Maries Counties. County seat: Rolla [2]

Boundary Changes

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

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories



  • There is an index for the State Federal Soldiers' Home in St. James, Mo. in Marie Concannon's Index of residents State Federal Soldiers' Home of Missouri, St. James, Missouri, 1899-1946 (FamilySearch) (Worldcat). The home was provided for indigent Union veterans of the Civil War, their wives, widows, and army nurses.




Vital Records

  • 1857-1867 - Phelps County Birth Index 1857-1867. Batch C515591 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1883-1890 - Phelps County Birth Index, Volume 1, 1883-1890. Batches C582499 and C582671 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1857-1867 - Phelps County Marriage Index 1857-1867. Batch M515591 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1867-1885 - Phelps County Marriage Index 1867-1885. Batch M515592 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to Missouri Death Certificates more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.
  • 1883-1890 - Phelps County Death Index, Volume 1, 1883-1890. Batch B514584 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), Phelps County, Missouri. Page 404 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 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/d/d8/Igimissourij.pdf.