Ray County, Missouri Records

Ray County, Missouri (Map It) was created on November 16, 1820 from Howard County. The county was named in honor of John Ray, Missouri State Representative .

Ray County is bordered by Caldwell County (north), Carroll County (east), Lafayette County (south), Jackson County (southwest), Clay County (west), Clinton County (northwest).

Ray County Cities and Towns include Camden, Crystal Lakes, Elmira, Excelsior Springs, Fleming, Hardin, Henrietta, Homestead, Lawson, Orrick, Rayville, Richmond, Stet, Woods Heights.

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

Ray County, Missouri Courthouse Records

Ray County, Missouri Courthouse
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Ray County, MO Courthouse

The Ray County Courthouse is located in Richmond, 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 Ray 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.

  • Ray County Recorder of Deeds has Marriage Records from 1820 and Land Records from 1820
  • Ray County Circuit Court Clerk / Probate Court Clerk has Probate Records from 1821  and Court & Divorce Records from 1821.
  • Ray County Clerk of the Court has Birth & Death Records from 1883–90 
  • Ray 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.
  • Ray County Health Department has Birth Certificates since 1920 and Death Certificates since 1980

Ray County, Missouri Census Records

Ray County, Missouri Vital Records

Ray County, Missouri Resources

Ray County, Missouri External Links

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