Knox County, Missouri Records
Knox County, Missouri (Map It) was created on February 14, 1845 from Scotland County. The county was named in honor of Henry Knox (1750-1806) an American bookseller from Boston who became the chief artillery officer of the Continental Army and later the nation's first Secretary of War.
Knox County is bordered by Scotland County (north), Clark County (northeast), Lewis County (east), Shelby County (south), Macon County (southwest), Adair County (west).
Knox County Cities and Towns include Baring, Colony, Edina, Hurdland, Knox City, Newark, Novelty, Plevna.
A Map of Knox County, Missouri contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Knox County, Missouri Courthouse Records
Knox County, MO Courthouse
The Knox County Courthouse is located in Edina, 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 Knox 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 the courthouse on Christmas Eve 1885. No records were destroyed
- Knox County Recorder of Deeds has Marriage Records from 1845 and Land Records from 1845.
- Knox County Circuit Court Clerk / Probate Court Clerk has Probate Records from 1845 and Court & Divorce Records from 1845.
- Knox County Clerk of the Court has Birth & Death Records from 1883-1939.
- Knox 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.
- Knox County Health Department has Birth Certificates since 1920 and Death Certificates since 1980
Knox County, Missouri Census Records
- Learn More: State of Missouri Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1840, 1850, 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: 1850 and 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Knox 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
Knox County, Missouri Resources
- RAOGK Volunteers for Missouri
- Knox County Historical Society, P.O. Box 75, 107 N Fourth Street, Edina, MO 63537; Ph: (660) 397-2349
- Northeast Missouri Genealogical Society
- Knox County, Missouri Message Boards
- Knox County, Missouri Genealogy Boards
Knox County, Missouri External Links
- Missouri Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Knox County, Missouri Books - Amazon
- Knox Co., Missouri - FindaGrave
- Knox County History
- Guide to Knox County and Municipal Records on Microfilm - Missouri State Archives
- Missouri Indexed Historical Records - Familysearch
- Knox County, Missouri Links - Cyndi's List
- Historical Newspapers from Missouri (1808 - 1922)
- Knox Co. MOGenweb
- Knox County, Missouri Ancestry Database Collections
- Knox County, Missouri Military Records