My name is Johnna Quick Owens, and I am the county coordinator for the Miller County MOGenWeb page (which was founded by Ted Hitt).
If you see any errors on these pages or can contribute information, please let me know. If you would like to volunteer to host a county in Missouri contact Larry Flesher.
Note: All photographs on this page were taken by and are copyrighted
by Ted Hitt, unless otherwise indicated.
Permission to reproduce them with proper credit to the copyright holder is granted!
Note: at the end of this list of resources, there is a form allowing you to search the Miller County site.
Through the generosity of Robert McKinley, we have the following important resources:
Courtesy of Dale Vernon of Vernon Publishing Company and Pat Calton, the following links will take to the the current news from these newspapers in Miller County. The web sites do not include any archives of past issues, only the present week; but they do give the newspapers' telephone numbers which might be helpful for someone doing genealogical research.
Miller County Courthouse, Tuscumbia, MO 65082
Miller County, named after early Missouri Governor John Miller, was organized February 6, 1837 from parts of Pulaski and Cole Counties. It is situated twenty miles southwest of Jefferson City, the capitol of Missouri. The Osage River bisects the county. Bagnell Dam, on the western edge of the county, forms the Lake of the Ozarks.
The first historical inhabitants of Miller County were the friendly Osage Indians. In 1822, the Indians had a village at the joining of Barren Fork and Tavern creeks, at the present Wilson Cave, named for John Wilson who later occupied the cave. The first white man to record his visits in Miller County was Zebulon M. Pike who, with a group of Indians, traveled up the Osage River, passing by the present site of Tuscumbia in 1806.
The county seat of justice was established at Tuscumbia on land donated by James P. Harrison. The first county court session was held in the log cabin of an early settler, William Miller, located downriver from Tuscumbia.
Major towns besides Tuscombia include Pleasantmount, Spring Garden, Etter, Eldon, Rockymount, Aurora Springs, Bagnell, Blackmer, Brumley, Faith, Iberia, Atwell, Brays, Blyse, Claxby, St. Elizabeth, Ramsey, Pleasantfarm, Ulman, Marys Home, and Brouses Bend.
Click [HERE] to see a map of Miller County.
P.O. Box 57
Highway 52 West
The cabin built in the late 1860s by Peter Burton Lupardus, donated by Gary Flaugher and beautifully restored by the Lupardus descendents on the grounds of the Miller County Historical Society
To go further afield, look at the map of the counties of Missouri.
In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the KentuckyGenWeb project. This grew into the USGenWeb project and eventually the WorldGenWeb effort. At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page. The MOGenWeb is part of that project.
This page was last modified 05/20/2018