Lawrence County, Missouri Records
Lawrence County, Missouri (Map It) was created on February 14, 1845 from Barry County and Dade County. The county was named in honor of James Lawrence (1781-1813), an American naval officer best known for his last words "Don't give up the ship!" .
Lawrence County is bordered by Dade County (north), Greene County (northeast), Christian County (southeast), Stone County (southeast), Barry County (south), Newton County (southwest), Jasper County (west).
Lawrence County Cities and Towns include Albatross, Aurora, Chesapeake, Freistatt, Halltown, Heatonville, Hoberg, Logan, Marionville, McKinley, Miller, Minden, Monett, Mount Vernon, Phelps, Paris Springs Junction, Pierce City, Plew, Rescue, Spencer, Stotts City, Verona.
A Map of Lawrence County, Missouri contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Lawrence County, Missouri Courthouse Records
Lawrence County, MO Courthouse
The Lawrence County Courthouse is located in Mount Vernon, 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 Lawrence 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 1895.
- Lawrence County Recorder of Deeds has Marriage Records from 1845 and Land Records from 1845.
- Lawrence County Circuit Court Clerk / Probate Court Clerk has Probate Records from 1843 and Court & Divorce Records from 1845.
- Lawrence County Clerk of the Court has Birth & Death Records from 1883-93.
- Lawrence 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.
- Lawrence County Health Department has Birth Certificates since 1920 and Death Certificates since 1980
Lawrence 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
Lawrence 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
Lawrence County, Missouri Resources
- RAOGK Volunteers for Missouri
- Lawrence County Historical Society
- Ozarks Genealogical Society
- Lawrence County, Missouri Message Boards
- Lawrence County, Missouri Genealogy Forum
Lawrence County, Missouri External Links
- Missouri Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Lawrence County, Missouri Books - Amazon
- Lawrence Co., Missouri - FindaGrave
- Guide to Lawrence County and Municipal Records on Microfilm - Missouri State Archives
- Missouri Indexed Historical Records - Familysearch
- Lawrence County, Missouri Links - Cyndi's List
- Historical Newspapers from Missouri (1808 - 1922)
- Lawrence Co. MOGenweb
- Lawrence County, Missouri Ancestry Database Collections
- Lawrence County, Missouri Military Records