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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Missouri|Missouri]] > St. Charles County''  
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{{Missouri-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[St._Charles_County,_Missouri|St. Charles County]]''  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = St. Charles County
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| state = Missouri
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| founded year = 1812
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| founded date = October 1
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| seat = St. Charles
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| building address = St. Charles County Courthouse<br> 201 N 2nd Street<br>St. Charles, MO 63301<br>Phone: 636.949.7550<br>[http://www.sccmo.org/Home/ '''St. Charles County Website'''] }}
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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<br>&nbsp;<br><br>Recorder Deeds has marriage and land records; <br>Probate Court has probate records; Clerk Circuit<br>Courth has court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), St. Charles County, Missouri. Page 405 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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St. Charles County predates the state of Missouri which was admitted to the union in 1821. St. Charles was one of the five original districts of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_Territory Louisiana Territory] from 1805-1812 and one of the five original counties of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missouri_Territory Missouri Territory] from 1812 to 1821.
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1812--'''St. Charles County was created 1 October 1812&nbsp;as an original district. '''County seat:''' St. Charles <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1812--'''St. Charles County was created 1 October 1812&nbsp;as an original county.<br>'''County seat:''' St. Charles. <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> Court records, probate records, and deeds exist back to 1805.&nbsp;
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*See an interactive map of St. Charles County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/missouri/mo-maps.html border changes] at N2Genealogy.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== 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>
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Calhoun County, Illinois|Calhoun County, Illinois]]
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*[[Franklin County, Missouri|Franklin]]
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*[[Jersey County, Illinois|Jersey County, Illinois]]
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*[[Lincoln County, Missouri|Lincoln]]
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*[[Madison County, Illinois|Madison County, Illinois]]
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*[[St. Louis County, Missouri|St. Louis]]
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*[[Warren County, Missouri|Warren]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=65789 Linn Cemetery, Wentzville]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=65790 Lutheran Cemetery, St. Charles]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=65852 St. Peters Cemetery, St. Charles]
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Missouri}}
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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The St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church was established in St. Charles in 1791.&nbsp; As the population grew, additional parishes flourished in the county.&nbsp; Extractions of the early records are available, and provide information on baptisms, marriages and deaths.&nbsp; An influx of German immigrants led to the establishment of Evangelical and Lutheran churches.&nbsp; Records of these churches have been extracted and are available for research.&nbsp;
  
 
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==== Court  ====
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A Court of Common Pleas was established in 1805.&nbsp; It was later replaced by a Circuit Court.&nbsp; Court case files from 1805 to 1845 have been indexed and microfilmed by the Missouri State Archives.&nbsp; Additional case files are still being processed.
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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The land encompassed by St. Charles County was ruled by the French and then the Spanish prior to the Louisiana Purchase.&nbsp; Spanish land grants were given to many settlers migrating from territory of the U. S.&nbsp; One of the famous early settlers was Daniel Boone, who came with over 100 families in the late 18th century.
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==== Local Histories&nbsp; ====
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A history of St. Charles, Warren and Montgomery counties was published in 1885.&nbsp; It includes biographical information of many of the prominent citizens of that time.&nbsp;
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
An 1875 plat map and atlas shows owners of each plat, has some biographical and historical information.&nbsp; There is also a 1905 plat map and atlas.&nbsp; The 1875 plat map and atlas has been reproduced for resale by the Boone=Duden Historical Society.&nbsp; An original has been scanned by the historical society, and saved in PDF format.&nbsp; It is available on DVD.&nbsp; See their website for purchase information.
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*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Saint_Charles_County St. Charles 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 St. Charles County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
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An 1875 plat map and atlas shows owners of each plat, has some biographical and historical information.&nbsp; There is also a 1905 plat map and atlas.&nbsp;&nbsp;The originals have been scanned by the historical society, and saved in PDF format. See their website for purchase information.  
  
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
Original probate court records, probate files, and will books of the 19th century are held by the St. Charles County Historical Society.&nbsp; Probate files have been microfilmed by State Archives.
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Original probate court records, probate files, and will books of the 19th century are held by the St. Charles County Historical Society.&nbsp; Probate files have been microfilmed by State Archives.  
  
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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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>
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
 
The [http://www.scchs.org/ St. Charles County Historical Society] has an extensive collection of materials relevant to family history. They are the repository of 19th century will books, probate records, naturalization records, and court records. They also have many compiled genealogies, and indexes to many church records and cemeteries of the county. See their website, for contact information. The society does research for a fee.  
 
The [http://www.scchs.org/ St. Charles County Historical Society] has an extensive collection of materials relevant to family history. They are the repository of 19th century will books, probate records, naturalization records, and court records. They also have many compiled genealogies, and indexes to many church records and cemeteries of the county. See their website, for contact information. The society does research for a fee.  
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=203443&subject_disp=Missouri%2C+St%2E+Charles&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Missouri%2C+St%2E+Charles|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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<references />{{Missouri|Missouri}}
  
 
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St. Charles County, Missouri
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Facts
Founded October 1, 1812
County Seat St. Charles
Courthouse
Address St. Charles County Courthouse
201 N 2nd Street
St. Charles, MO 63301
Phone: 636.949.7550
St. Charles County Website


County Courthouse


 

Recorder Deeds has marriage and land records;
Probate Court has probate records; Clerk Circuit
Courth has court records[1]

History

St. Charles County predates the state of Missouri which was admitted to the union in 1821. St. Charles was one of the five original districts of the Louisiana Territory from 1805-1812 and one of the five original counties of the Missouri Territory from 1812 to 1821.

Parent County

1812--St. Charles County was created 1 October 1812 as an original county.
County seat: St. Charles. [2] Court records, probate records, and deeds exist back to 1805. 

Boundary Changes

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

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

BillionGraves:

Census

For tips on accessing St. Charles County, Missouri Genealogy census records online, see: Missouri Census.

Church

The St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church was established in St. Charles in 1791.  As the population grew, additional parishes flourished in the county.  Extractions of the early records are available, and provide information on baptisms, marriages and deaths.  An influx of German immigrants led to the establishment of Evangelical and Lutheran churches.  Records of these churches have been extracted and are available for research. 

Court

A Court of Common Pleas was established in 1805.  It was later replaced by a Circuit Court.  Court case files from 1805 to 1845 have been indexed and microfilmed by the Missouri State Archives.  Additional case files are still being processed.

Land

The land encompassed by St. Charles County was ruled by the French and then the Spanish prior to the Louisiana Purchase.  Spanish land grants were given to many settlers migrating from territory of the U. S.  One of the famous early settlers was Daniel Boone, who came with over 100 families in the late 18th century.

Local Histories 

A history of St. Charles, Warren and Montgomery counties was published in 1885.  It includes biographical information of many of the prominent citizens of that time. 

Maps

An 1875 plat map and atlas shows owners of each plat, has some biographical and historical information.  There is also a 1905 plat map and atlas.  The originals have been scanned by the historical society, and saved in PDF format. See their website for purchase information.

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Original probate court records, probate files, and will books of the 19th century are held by the St. Charles County Historical Society.  Probate files have been microfilmed by State Archives.

Taxation

Vital Records

Births
Marriages
Deaths

Societies and Libraries

The St. Charles County Historical Society has an extensive collection of materials relevant to family history. They are the repository of 19th century will books, probate records, naturalization records, and court records. They also have many compiled genealogies, and indexes to many church records and cemeteries of the county. See their website, for contact information. The society does research for a fee.

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), St. Charles County, Missouri. Page 405 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).