Dent County, Missouri Records
Dent County Cities and Towns include Boss, Bunker, Doss, Gladden, Jadwin, Lake Spring, Lecoma, Lenox, Montauk, Salem, Sligo.
A Map of Dent County, Missouri contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Dent County, Missouri Courthouse Records
Dent County, MO Courthouse
The Dent County Courthouse is located in Salem, 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 Dent 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.
Courthouse burned in 1864 The next courthouse, built in 1864, also fell victim to fire in May 1866. The fire destroyed county records.
- Dent County Recorder of Deeds has Marriage Records from 1851 and Land Records from 1851, the deeds from 1851-1866 were recreated.
- Dent County Circuit Court Clerk / Probate Court Clerk has Probate Records from 1866 and Court & Divorce Records from 1866.
- Dent County Clerk of the Court has Birth & Death Records from 1883-84.
- Dent 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.
- Dent County Health Department has Birth Certificates since 1920 and Death Certificates since 1980
Dent County, Missouri Census Records
- Learn More: State of Missouri Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: 1660-1820
- State Population Schedules: 1844-1881
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Dent County, Missouri Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Missouri Vital Records
- Birth and Death Records: from January 1910 to present
- Marriage Records: from July 1948 to present
- Divorce Records: from July 1948 to present
- Locations: Missouri Office of Vital Statistics
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage and Divorce Certificate Applications.
- In Person: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Bureau of Vital Records, Jefferson City, MO 65102, Telephone: 573-751-6387
Dent County, Missouri Resources
- RAOGK Volunteers for Missouri
- Dent County Historical Society, 1202 Gertrude Street, Salem, MO 65560; Phone: (573) 729-5707
- Ozarks Genealogical Society
- Dent County, Missouri Message Boards
- Dent County, Missouri Genealogy Forum
Dent County, Missouri External Links
- Missouri Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Dent County, Missouri Books - Amazon
- Dent Co., Missouri - FindaGrave
- Guide to Dent County and Municipal Records on Microfilm - Missouri State Archives
- Missouri Indexed Historical Records - Familysearch
- Dent County, Missouri Links - Cyndi's List
- Historical Newspapers from Missouri (1808 - 1922)
- Dent Co. MOGenweb
- Dent County, Missouri Ancestry Database Collections
- Dent County, Missouri Military Records