Lafayette County, Missouri Genealogy

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Template:Missouri-stubUnited States Genealogy Gotoarrow.png Missouri, United States Genealogy Gotoarrow.png Lafayette County


County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Lafayette County Courthouse
1001 Main Street; PO Box 357;
Lexington, MO 64067
Phone: 660.259.4315 

County Recorder has marriage, divorce, probate,
court and land records from 1821

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1820--Lafayette County was created 16 November 1820 from Cooper County. County seat: Lexington. [1] The county was originally named Lillard County. Its name was changed in 1825 to Lafayette County.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

See an interactive map of Lafayette County boundary changes.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Archives and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

BillionGraves:

Church[edit | edit source]

Court[edit | edit source]

Land[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

A Portrait and biographical record of Lafayette and Saline counties, Missouri ... (1893) is available online free from Google Books. The first part of the book contains biographies of the U.S. presidents. The second part, starting on p.111, contains biographies Lafayette and Saline county residents.

Maps[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]
Civil War Battles[edit | edit source]

The following Civil War Battles was fought in Lafayette County

  • September 13-20, 1861 = Lexington I[2] also known as Battle of the Hemp Bales

Map showing Civil War battles in Missouri

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

  • Newspaperarchive.com ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has Sedalia newspapers from the late 1800's and early 1900's that sometimes included Lafayette County residents.

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 Museums[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers
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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).
  2. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 15 August 2012)
  3. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 15 August 2012)