Platte County, Missouri Records
Platte County, Missouri (Map It) was created on December 31, 1838 from part of the Platte Purchase. The county was named for the Platte River, a tributary of the Missouri River, which is in turn named for the French word "platte" meaning flat or shallow.
Platte County is bordered by Buchanan County (north), Clinton County (northeast), Clay County (east), Jackson County (southeast), Wyandotte County, Kansas (south), Leavenworth County, Kansas (southwest), Atchison County, Kansas (northwest).
Platte County Cities and Towns include Camden Point, Dearborn, East Leavenworth, Edgerton, Farley, Ferrelview, Houston Lake, Iatan, Kansas City, Lake Waukomis, Northmoor, Parkville, Platte City, Platte Woods, Ridgely, Riverside, Tracy, Waldron, Weatherby Lake, Weston.
A Map of Platte County, Missouri contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Platte County, Missouri Courthouse Records
Platte County, MO Courthouse
The Platte County Courthouse is located in Platte City, 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 Platte 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 destroyed 1861 during Civil War.
- Platte County Recorder of Deeds has Marriage Records from 1839 and Land Records from 1839.
- Platte County Circuit Court Clerk / Probate Court Clerk has Probate Records from 1839 and Court & Divorce Records from 1839.
- Platte County Clerk of the Court has Birth & Death Records from 1883–87.
- Platte 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.
- Platte County Health Department has Birth Certificates since 1920 and Death Certificates since 1980
Platte County, Missouri Census Records
- Learn More: State of Missouri Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1830, 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
Platte 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
Platte County, Missouri Resources
- RAOGK Volunteers for Missouri
- Platte County Historical & Genealogical Society
- Northland Genealogy Society
- Heart of America Genealogical Society and Library, c/o Kansas City Public Library, 311 East Twelfth Street, Kansas City, MO 64106
- Park College Historical Society, Box 61, Park College, 8700 Northwest River Park Dr, Parkville, MO 64152-3795; Ph: (816) 741-2000, ext. 6285
- Weston Historical Museum Association
- Missouri River Frontier Museum, 128 South Main Street, Suite 412, Parkville, MO 64152; Phone: (816) 741-1482
- Platte County, Missouri Message Boards
- Platte County, Missouri Genealogy Forum
Platte County, Missouri External Links
- Missouri Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Platte County, Missouri Books - Amazon
- Platte Co., Missouri - FindaGrave
- Guide to Platte County and Municipal Records on Microfilm - Missouri State Archives
- Missouri Indexed Historical Records - Familysearch
- Platte County, Missouri Links - Cyndi's List
- Historical Newspapers from Missouri (1808 - 1922)
- Platte Co. MOGenweb
- Platte County, Missouri Ancestry Database Collections
- Platte County, Missouri Military Records