Vernon County, Missouri Genealogy

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Vernon County; 100 W Cherry St; Nevada, MO 64772; Ph. 417.448.2500 Details: (Vernon created 17 Feb 1851, but act was declared unconstitutional since its territory was exactly that of bates Co; legally created 27 Feb 1855; reorganized 17 Oct 1865 after total suspension of civil order during Civil War; Courthouse destroyed during that period, but clk had taken the rec with him when he joined the army and all rec were later recovered, except the deed book) (Co Clk has b & d rec 1883-1904; Redf Deeds has m & land rec; Clk Cir Ct has div & ct rec; Pro Ct has pro rec; Co Hist Soc has bur rec)


Parent County

1851--Vernon County was created 17 February 1851 from Bates County. County seat: Nevada [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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




Local Histories



Civil War
Civil War Battles

The following Civil War Battles was fought in Vernon County

  • September 2, 1861 = Dry Wood Creek[2] also known as Big Dry Wood Creek, Battle of the Mules

Map showing Civil War battles in Missouri



Vernon County Probate Index, 1855-1963 On-line.   Index may be searched by surname of the deceased, the administrator or the heirs. Record copies may be ordered for a nominal sum. The index provides the following:
• ID
• Deceased surname
• Deceased given name
• Comment re deceased
• File type
• Date of Probate
• Administrator surname
• Administrator given name
• Heirs surname
• Heirs given name
• Relationship to Deceased
• Field 12


Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 9 August 2012)
  3. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 15 August 2012)