Cole County, Missouri Genealogy

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County Courthouse
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Cole County Courthouse
301 E High Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: 573.634.9106 

Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records from 1821;
Probate Judge has probate records from 1821; Recorder Deeds
has marriage and land records from 1821

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1820--Cole County was created 16 November 1820 from Cooper County. County seat: Jefferson City [1]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

See an interactive map of Cole County boundary changes at N2Genealogy.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

Jefferson City, MO Cole County Courthouse Fire

Jefferson City, Mo., March 14. -- The Cole County courthouse was destroyed by fire this afternoon. The records which were in fireproof vaults were not damaged. The building was insured for $70,000. The cost of replacing the structure, it was stated today would be $100,000, though the original cost was $59,000.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 15 Mar 1918
(source:GenDisasters)

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Template:Cole County, Missouri
          To see a list of places in Cole County, click on [Show], in the bar above.

The State Historical Society of Missouri has information on historical Missouri place names for all Missouri Counties.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

  • The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has burial records for Jefferson City National Cemetery and other Veterans Affairs National Cemeteries around the country.

Census[edit | edit source]

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

Church[edit | edit source]

Court[edit | edit source]

Land[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

Maps of townships (Histopolis)

The University of Missouri Digital Library has digital copies of Missouri county plat books (ca. 1930) for all Missouri counties including Cole County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.

Military[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Newspaperarchive.com ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has Jefferson City newspapers from the early 1900's that covered local news on Cole County residents as well as residents from surrounding counties.

Probate[edit | edit source]

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]
Marriages[edit | edit source]
Deaths[edit | edit source]

Societies and Libraries [edit | edit source]

Cole County Historical Society
109 Madison Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
(573)-635-1850
Website: http://www.colecohistsoc.org/

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Web Sites[edit | edit source]

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).