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Free County Histories of Missouri

The Missouri County History project, sponsored by the Missouri State Library and published by the Secretary of State for Missouri, has gathered county histories from all over the state.  There are currently 116 volumes in this collection.  Where counties are not covered specifically, there is usually some regional coverage. Some of the volumes cover several neighboring counties within one text.  The counties Carter, Christian, Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Ripley, Shannon, and Stone in the Ozarks region are documented in the collection, but not in individual county histories.

  1. An illustrated historical atlas of Callaway County, Missouri
    Compiled, drawn and published from personal examinations and surveys by Edwards Brothers, of Missouri
  2. Annals of Platte County, Missouri
    From its exploration down to June 1, 1897: with genealogies of its noted families, and sketches of its pioneers and distinguished people
  3. Biographical history of Nodaway and Atchison counties, Missouri
    Compendium of national biography
  4. Biographical history, Atchison County, Missouri
    Illustrated with farm scenes, views of residences and pictures of people, live stock, etc
  5. Bollinger County, 1851 – 1976: a Bicentennial commemorative
    Bicentennial commemorative of Bollinger County
  6. Boone County history
    Newspaper clippings from the Columbia Daily Tribune, 1914 – 1915. Written in 1869 and gathered from interviews with pioneers and from public records
  7. Building of St. Louis: from many points of view, by notable persons
    Observation of the building of St. Louis from 1764 to 1907 by notable persons
  8. Centennial history of Perry County, Missouri, 1821 – 1921
    Perry County (Mo.) – Description and travel; Perry County (Mo.) – History
  9. Clay County, Missouri centennial souvenir, 1822 – 1922
    Clay County (Mo.) – History
  10. Columbia Missouri Herald: twenty – fifth anniversary, 1870 – 1895
    Historical 25th anniversary edition of Columbia Missouri Herald from 1870 – 1895
  11. Compendium of history and biography of Linn County, Missouri
    Linn County (Mo.) – History; Missouri – History
  12. Daily News’ History of Buchanan County and St. Joseph, Mo
    From the time of the Platte Purchase to the end of the year 1898
  13. 1899 Directory of Atchison County, Missouri
    Containing the names, occupation and location of all the heads of families of the entire county … also election statistics, official census returns, maps and other valuable information, 1899
  14. Early days in Cedar County
    Fontier and pioneer life – Missouri; Baptists – Missouri – History; Cedar County (Mo.) – History
  15. General history of Macon County, Missouri
    Macon County (Mo.) – History
  16. Hand – book of Macon County, Missouri, the blue grass region of north Missouri
    Macon County (Mo.) – Description and travel; Macon County (Mo.) – History
  17. Historical New Madrid County, mother of southeast Missouri
    Typed stories of New Madrid County compiled and presented to the New Madrid County Teachers Association on March 19, 1948
  18. Historical summary of Iron County, Missouri, from its organization to July 4th, 1876
    As compiled for, and read at, the centennial anniversary of the declaration of American in dependence, in Ironton, July 4th, 1876
  19. Historical, pictorial and biographical record, of Chariton County, Missouri
    Chariton County (Mo.) – History; Chariton County (Mo.) – Biography
  20. History and resources of Jasper County, Missouri: the direct road to health, happiness and fortune
    Jasper County (Mo.) – History; Jasper County (Mo.) – Description and travel
  21. History of Adair, Sullivan, Putnam and Schuyler counties, Missouri
    From the earliest time to the present; together with sundry personal, business and professional sketches and numerous records.
  22. History of Andrew and DeKalb counties, Missouri
    From earliest time to the present; together with sundry personal, business and professional sketches and family records, besides a condensed history of the state of Missouri, etc.
  23. History of Audrain County, Missouri
    Written and compiled from the most authentic official and private sources, including a history of its townships, towns and villages; together with biographical sketches of prominent citizens.
  24. History of Bates County, Missouri
    Bates County (Mo.) – Biography; Bates County (Mo.) – History.
  25. History of Benton County, Missouri in two parts
    pt. 1. From earliest settlements to 1877 / by James H. Lay – pt. 2. From 1877 to beginning of 1912 / by George C. Worth.
  26. History of Boone County, Missouri
    written and compiled from the most authentic official and private sources; including a history of its townships, towns and villages. Together with a condensed history of Missouri; the city of St. Louis … and reminiscences, grave, tragic, humorous.
  27. History of Buchanan County and St. Joseph, Mo
    From the time of the Platte purchase to the end of the year 1915. Supplemented by biographical sketches of noted citizens, living and dead.
  28. History of Buchanan County and the city of St. Joseph and representative citizens, 1826 to 1904
    Buchanan County (Mo.) – History; Buchanan County (Mo.) – Biography; Saint Joseph (Mo.) – History; Saint Joseph (Mo.) – Biography.
  29. History of Buchanan County, Missouri, containing a history of the county, its cities, towns, etc
    Biographical sketches of its citizens, Buchanan County in the late war, general and local statistics, portraits of early settlers and prominent men, history of Missouri, map of Buchanan County, etc., etc.
  30. History of Caldwell and Livingston Counties, Missouri
    History of Caldwell and Livingston Counties, Missouri Including a history of their townships, towns and villages, together with a condensed history of Missouri, biographical sketches of prominent citizens, general and local statistics…incidents.
  31. History of Callaway County, Missouri
    Written and compiled from official and private sources, including a history of its townships, towns, and villages. Together with a condensed history of Missouri; a reliable and detailed history of Callaway County, its pioneer record, resources.
  32. History of Carroll County, Missouri
    Carefully written and compiled from the most authentic official and private sources, including a history of its townships, cities, towns and villages, together with a condensed history of Missouri; the Constitution of the United States, and State.
  33. History of Cass and Bates Counties, Missouri
    Containing a history of these counties, their cities, towns, etc., etc., biographical sketches of their citizens, general and local statistics, history of Missouri, map of Cass and Bates Counties, etc.
  34. History of Cass County, Missouri
    Cass County (Mo.) – History; Cass County (Mo.) – Biography.
  35. History of Clay and Platte Counties, Missouri
    Written and compiled from the most authentic official and private sources, including a history of their townships, towns and villages, together with a condensed history of Missouri; a reliable and detailed history of Clay and Platte counties.
  36. History of Clay County, Missouri
    Clay County (Mo.) – History; Clay County (Mo.) – Biography
  37. History of Clinton County, Missouri
    Containing a history of the County, its cities, towns, etc., biographical sketches of its citizens, Clinton County in the late war, general and local statistics, portraits of early settlers and prominent men, history of Missouri, map of Clinton.
  38. History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and Osage counties, Missouri
    From the earliest time to the present, including a department devoted to the preservation of sundry personal, business, professional and private records; besides a valuable fund of notes, original observations, etc.
  39. History of Cooper County, Missouri
    Cooper County (Mo.) – History.
  40. History of Cooper County, Missouri
    From the first visit by white men in February, 1804, to the fifth day of July, 1876.
  41. History of Daviess and Gentry counties, Missouri
    Daviess County (Mo.) – History; Daviess County (Mo.) – Biography; Gentry County (Mo.) – History; Gentry County (Mo.) – Biography.
  42. History of Daviess County, Missouri
    An encyclopedia of useful information, and a compendium of actual facts. It contains a condensed history of the state of Missouri and its chief cities – St. Louis, Kansas City and St. Joseph: a reliable history of Daviess County – its pioneer.
  43. History of Dunklin county, Mo.: 1845 – 1895
    Embracing an historical account of the towns and post – villages of Clarkton, Cotton Plant, Cardwell, Caruth … Including a department devoted to the description of the early appearance, settlement, development, resources and present appearance of.
  44. History of Franklin, Jefferson, Washington, Crawford & Gasconade Counties, Missouri
    From the earliest time to the present; together with sundry personal, business and professional sketches and numerous family records; besides a valuable fund of notes, original observations, etc.
  45. History of Gentry and Worth Counties, Missouri
    Containing a history of the counties, their cities, towns, etc., etc., biographical sketches of their citizens, general and local statistics, history of Missouri, maps of Gentry and Worth Counties, etc.
  46. History of Greene County, Missouri
    Written and compiled from the most authentic official and private sources, including a history of its townships and villages, together with a condensed history of Missouri, the city of St. Louis; a reliable and detailed history of Greene county.
  47. History of Grundy County, Missouri
    An encyclopedia of useful information, and a compendium of actual facts. It contains a condensed history of the state of Missouri and its chief cities – St. Louis, Kansas City and St. Joseph; its pioneer record, war history, resources, biographical.
  48. History of Grundy County
    Treating of its transformation from the heart of the wilderness of yesterday to the heart of the mighty nation of today.
  49. History of Harrison County, Missouri
    Harrison County (Mo.) – History; Harrison County (Mo.) – Biography.
  50. History of Henry and St. Clair counties, Missouri
    Containing a history of these counties, their cities, towns, etc. Biographical sketches of their citizens, general and local statistics, history of Missouri, map of Henry and St. Clair Counties, etc.
  51. History of Henry County, Missouri
    Henry County (Mo.) – History; Henry County (Mo.) – Biography.
  52. History of Hickory, Polk, Cedar, Dade, and Barton counties, Missouri
    From the earliest time to the present, including a department devoted to the preservation of sundry personal, business, professional, and private records; besides a valuable fund of notes, original observations, etc.
  53. History of Holt and Atchison counties, Missouri
    Containing a history of these counties, their cities, towns, etc., biographical sketches of their citizens, general and local statistics, portraits of early settlers and prominent men, history of Missouri, map of Holt and Atchison Counties, etc.
  54. History of Holt County, Missouri
    From the time of the Platte Purchase to the end of the year 1916, preceded by a short history of Missouri; supplemented by biographical sketches of prominent citizens.
  55. History of Howard and Chariton Counties, Missouri
    Written and compiled from the most official authentic and private sources, including a history of its townships, towns, and villages, together with a condensed history of Missouri.
  56. History of Jackson County, Missouri
    Containing a history of the county, its cities, towns, etc., biographical sketches of its citizens, Jackson County in the late war. General and local statistics, portraits of early settlers and prominent men. History of Missouri, map of Jackson.
  57. History of Jasper County, Missouri
    Including a condensed history of the state, a complete history of Carthage and Joplin, other towns and townships.
  58. History of Jasper County, Missouri, and its people
    Jasper County (Mo.) – History; Jasper County (Mo.) – Biography; Carthage (Mo.) – History; Carthage (Mo.) – Biography; Joplin (Mo.) – History; Joplin (Mo.) – Biography; Webb City (Mo.) – History; Webb City (Mo.) – Biography; Carterville (Mo.) – History.
  59. History of Johnson County, Missouri
    Including a reliable history of the townships, cities, and towns, together with a map of the county; a condensed history of Missouri; the state constitution; an abstract of the most improtant laws; the physical features of the county; the early.
  60. History of Johnson County, Missouri
    Johnson County (Mo.) – History; Johnson County (Mo.) – Biography.
  61. History of Kansas City, Missouri
    With illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
  62. History of Kansas City
    Together with a sketch of the commercial resources of the country with which Kansas City is surrounded.
  63. History of Laclede, Camden, Dallas, Webster, Wright, Texas, Pulaski, Phelps and Dent counties, Missouri
    From the earliest time to the present, including a department devoted to the preservation of sundry personal, business, professional and private records; besides a valuable fund of notes, original observations, etc.
  64. History of Lafayette County, Mo
    Carefully written and compiled from the most authentic official and private sources: including a history of its townships, towns, and villages: together with a condensed history of Missouri, the constitution of the United States, and state of.
  65. History of Lewis, Clark, Knox, and Scotland counties, Missouri from the earliest times
    From the earliest time to the present, together with sundry personal, business and professional sketches and mumerous family records.
  66. History of Lincoln County, Missouri
    From the earliest time to the present: including a department devoted to the preservation of sundry personal, business, professional and private records, besides a valuable fund of notes original observation, etc.
  67. History of Marion County, Missouri
    Written and compiled from the most authentic official and private sources: including a history of its townships, towns, and villages: together with a condensed history of Missouri, the city of St. Louis, a reliable and detailed history of Marion.
  68. History of Missouri’s Counties, county seats, and courthouse squares
    Courthouses – Missouri; Plazas – Missouri; Architecture – Missouri; Missouri – Administrative and political divisions – History; Missouri – Politics and government.
  69. History of Monroe and Shelby Counties, Missouri
    Written and compiled from the most authentic official and private sources, including a history of their townships, towns and villages, together with a condensed history of Missouri; a reliable and detailed history of Monroe and Shelby counties.
  70. History of Newton, Lawrence, Barry, and McDonald counties, Missouri
    From the earliest time to the present, including a department devoted to the preservation of sundry personal, business, professional and private records; besides a valuable fund of notes, original observation, etc.
  71. History of Pettis County, Missouri
    Pettis County (Mo.) – History; Pettis County (Mo.) – Biography.
  72. History of Pettis County, Missouri, including an authentic history of Sedalia, other towns and townships
    Pettis County (Mo.) – History; Pettis County (Mo.) – Biography.
  73. History of Pike County, Missouri
    An encyclopedia of useful information, and a compendium of actual facts. It contains a condensed history of the state of Missouri and its chief city – St. Louis; the Constitution of the United States and of Missouri; a reliable history of Pike.
  74. History of Randolph and Macon Counties, Missouri
    Written and compiled from the most authentic official and private sources, including a history of their townships, towns and villages.
  75. History of Randolph County, Missouri
    Randolph County (Mo.) – History; Randolph County (Mo.) – Biography.
  76. History of Ray County, Mo
    Carefully written and compiled from the most authentic official and private sources. Including a history of its townships, city, towns, and villages, together with a condensed history of Missouri; the Constitution of the United States, and state of.
  77. History of Saline County, Missouri
    Carefully written and compiled from the most authentic official and private sources. With a condensed history of Missouri; the state constitution; a military record of its volunteers in either army of the great civil war, biographical sketches of prominent men.
  78. History of southeast Missouri
    Embracing an historical account of the counties of Ste. Genevieve, St. Francois, Perry, Cape Girardeau, Bollinger, Madison, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Dunklin, Scott, Mississippi, Stoddard, Butler, Wayne and Iron.
  79. History of St. Charles, Mongomery, and Warren counties, Missouri
    written and compiled from the most authentic official and private sources, including a history of their townships, towns and villages: together with a condensed history of Missouri: a reliable and detailed history of Ft. Charles, Montgomery and Warren counties.
  80. History of St. Louis County, Missouri
    A condensed history of Missouri and St. Louis. A detailed record of epoch – making events in St. Louis County; materials progress and general resources; official political and military activity; incidents and reminiscences.
  81. History of St. Louis County, Missouri Volume 1
    Saint Louis County (Mo.) – History; Saint Louis County (Mo.) – Biography.
  82. History of St. Louis County, Missouri Volume 2
    Saint Louis County (Mo.) – History; Saint Louis County (Mo.) – Biography.
  83. History of Vernon county, Missouri
    Written and compiled from the most authentic official and private sources. Including a history of its townships, towns and villages: together with condensed history of Missouri, a reliable and detailed history of Vernon County – its pioneer record, resources, and biographical sketches of prominent citizens.
  84. History of Vernon County, Missouri
    Past and present of Vernon County, including an account of the cities, towns and villages of the county.
  85. Illustrated history of McDonald County, Missouri
    History of McDonald County from the earliest settlement to the present time.
  86. Local government in Reynolds County, Missouri
    Dissertations, Academic – University of Missouri – Columbia – Political science and public law; Thesis (M.A.) – University of Missouri – Columbia, 1937.
  87. Missouri As It Is In 1867
    An illustrated historical gazetteer of Missouri. Embracing the geography, history, resources and prospects, the mineralogical and agricultural wealth and advantages, the population, business statistics, public institutions, etc. of each county in the state. The new constitution, the emancipation.
  88. Modern Eden!: a history of Perry County, Missouri
    Being an authentic and concise history of the early settlement of this county in 1794 down to the year 1895: the rise, progress and growth of Perryville, together with biographical sketches of leading citizens.
  89. Newton County, Missouri in pictures and prose
    Describing its resources, enterprises and opportunities, and the men behind them.
  90. Old settlers’ history of Bates County, Missouri
    From its first settlement to the first day of January, 1900.
  91. Ozark region, its history and its people. Volume 1
    Lawrence County (Mo.) – History; Lawrence County (Mo.) – Biography; Ozark Mountains – History; Missouri – History.
  92. Ozark region, its history and its people. Volume 2
    Lawrence County (Mo.) – History; Lawrence County (Mo.) – Biography; Ozark Mountains – History; Missouri – History.
  93. Ozark region, its history and its people. Volume 3. History of Lawrence County, Missouri
    Lawrence County (Mo.) – History; Lawrence County (Mo.) – Biography; Ozark Mountains – History; Missouri – History.
  94. Past and present of Greene County Missouri . Volume I
    Early and recent history and genealogical records of many of the representative citizens.
  95. Past and present of Greene County Missouri. Volume 2
    Early and recent history and genealogical records of many of the representative citizens.
  96. Past and present of Livingston County, Missouri
    Arecord of settlement, organization, progress and achievement.
  97. Past and present of Nodaway County, Missouri – Volume 1
    Nodaway County (Mo.) – History; Nodaway County (Mo.) – Biography.
  98. Past and present of Nodaway County, Missouri – Volume 2
    Nodaway County (Mo.) – History; Nodaway County (Mo.) – Biography.
  99. Past and present of Saline County
    Saline (Mo.) – History; Saline County (Mo.) – Biography.
  100. Personal reminiscences and fragments of the early history of Springfield and Greene County, Missouri
    Related by pioneers and their descendants at old settlers’ dinners given at the home of Capt. Martin J. Hubble, March 31, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911.
  101. Portrait and biographical record of Buchanan and Clinton counties, Missouri
    Containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens, together with biographies and portraits of all the presidents of the United States.
  102. Portrait and biographical record of Johnson and Pettis Counties, Missouri
    Containing portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the counties, together with biographies and portraits of all the presidents of the United States.
  103. Portrait and biographical record of Lafayette and Saline counties, Missouri
    Containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens in Lafayette and Saline County, Missouri, together with biographies and portraits of all the presidents of the United States.
  104. Portrait and Biographical Record of Marion, Ralls and Pike Counties, Missouri
    Containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the counties: together with biographies and portraits of all the presidents of the United States.
  105. Portrait and biographical record of St. Charles, Lincoln and Warren Counties, Missouri
    Containing portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the counties; together with biographies of all the Presidents of the United States.
  106. Reminiscent history of Douglas County, Missouri, 1857-1957
    Douglas County (Mo.) – History.
  107. Reminiscent History of the Ozark Region
    Comprising a condensed general history, a brief descriptive history of each county, and numerous biographical sketches of prominent citizens of such counties.
  108. Rogers’ souvenir history of Mercer County, Missouri and dictionary of local dates
    Mercer County (Mo.) – History; Mercer County (Mo.) – Biography.
  109. Sketch of the history of Benton County, Missouri
    Prepared for the centennial celebration of July 4th, 1876 at Warsaw, Missouri.
  110. State of Missouri
    An autobiography edited for the Missouri commission to the Louisiana purchase exposition.
  111. Stories of the Pioneers
    Incidents, adventures and reminiscences as told by some of the old settlers of Taney County, Missouri.
  112. Tour of St. Louis
    Or, The inside life of a great city.
  113. Twentieth Century history of Carroll County, Missouri – Volume I
    Carroll County (Mo.) – History; Carroll County (Mo.) – Biography.
  114. Twentieth Century history of Carroll County, Missouri – Volume II
    Carroll County (Mo.) – History; Carroll County (Mo.) – Biography.
  115. Young’s history of Lafayette County, Missouri, Volume 1
    Lafayette County (Mo.) – History; Lafayette County (Mo.) – Biography.
  116. Young’s history of Lafayette County, Missouri, Volume 2
    Lafayette County (Mo.) – History; Lafayette County (Mo.) – Biography.

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