Adair County, Missouri Records

Adair County, Missouri (Map It) was created on January 29, 1841 from Macon County. The county was named in honor of John Adair (1757-1840), pioneer, soldier, and seventh Governor of Kentucky.

Adair County is bordered by Putnam County (northwest), Schuyler County (north), Scotland County (northeast), Knox County (east), Macon County (south), Linn County (southwest), Sullivan County (west).

Adair County Cities and Towns include Brashear, Greentop, Kirksville, Novinger.

Adair County Townships include Benton Township, Clay Township, Liberty Township, Morrow Township, Nineveh Township, Pettis Township, Polk Township, Salt River Township, Walnut Township, Wilson Township.

A Map of Adair County, Missouri contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Adair County, Missouri Courthouse Records

Adair County, Missouri Courthouse
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Adair County, MO Courthouse

The Adair County Courthouse is located in Kirksville, Missouri. The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Adair county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.

Fire destroyed this Courthouse in February 1866. No records loss

  • Adair County Recorder of Deeds has Marriage Records from 1841 (including Index to Marriage records,1841-1886; Marriage records,1841-1916; Military discharge records,1866-1890) and Land Records from 1841
  • Adair County Circuit Court Clerk / Probate Court Clerk has Probate Records from 1841 including Index to Probate records,1841-1908; Probate Records,1841-1897; Administrators/Executors letters, bonds and records, 1857-1868; Settlement Records,1857-1908 ;Guardians/Curators records,1885-1887; Will Records, 1857-1918 and Court & Divorce Records from 1841.
  • Adair County Clerk of the Court has Birth & Death Records from 1883-93 
  • Adair County Tax Assessor Office is responsible for appraising and assessing real estate property and person property for the purpose of taxation as well as transferring ownership of real estate, and keeping real estate maps up to date.
  • Local Records Inventory Database, produced by the Missouri Local Records Preservation Program, is a compilation of inventories of local government records identified as having permanent or enduring value and housed primarily in county and municipal offices, but includes some libraries, museums, and historical and genealogical societies that maintain government records. Not all Missouri offices have been inventoried.
  • Adair County Health Department has Birth Certificates since 1920 and Death Certificates since 1980

Adair County, Missouri Census Records

Adair County, Missouri Vital Records

Adair County, Missouri Resources

Adair County, Missouri External Links

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