Benton County Missouri GenWeb  
Welcome to Benton County Missouri
Benton County was created 1835. North of the Osage River came from Pettis County, south of the Osage from Greene County. In 1841, a northwest section was returned to Pettis County, and Niangua Township became part of Kinderhook (Camden) County. The north half of Hickory County was formed from southern Benton County in 1845, and the boundaries of Benton County Mo have remained unchanged since that time. (Townships are shown on the 'Benton County 1930' map - see below )
County Coordinator Johnna Quick Owens email "" Benton County MOGenWeb is currently under construction. This is always a work in progress, but if you have any information or photographs to contribute, questions or concerns, please contact me. I love to talk Genealogy!
* Benton County Resources *
Archives Goodspeed's Biographies Biographies from the Archives Births
Burial Index Cemetery Transcriptions Cemetery List with Directions Cemetery Locations
Census Records Civil War Death Certificates German Settlers
Lookup Volunteers Marriage Records Newspapers Pioneer Life
Probate Records Resources Index to Will Book 1 Index to Will Book 2
    West Central Missouri Genealogical Society (includes Benton County) P. O. Box 4 Warrensburg, MO 64093 (660) 747-6264
    Cole Camp Area Historical Society P. O. Box 151 Cole Camp, MO 65325
    Boonslick Regional Library 950 East Main Street Warsaw, MO 65355 (660) 438-5211
    Boonslick Regional Library 701 West Main Street Cole Camp, MO 65325 (660) 668-3887
    *Benton County Courthouse P. O. Box 1238 Warsaw, MO 65355 (660) 438-7326 County Clerk has marriages from 1839, some birth & death records 1883-1893 Recorder of Deeds has land records from 1837 (try BLM link, below) Clerk of Circuit Court has civil court records from 1838 Probate Court has estate records from 1838 *Mail or phone contact may not be productive, but see Lookups page The Missouri State Archives also has most records (link below)
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