Scott County, Missouri Records

Scott County, Missouri (Map It) was created on December 28, 1821 from New Madrid County. The county was named in honor of John Guier Scott (1819–1892), a U.S. Representative from Missouri.

Scott County is bordered by Cape Girardeau County (northwest), Alexander County, Illinois (northeast), Mississippi County (southeast), New Madrid County (south), Stoddard County (southwest).

Scott County Cities and Towns include Benton, Blodgett, Chaffee, Commerce, Diehlstadt, Haywood City, Illmo, Kelso, Lambert, Miner, Morley, Oran, Perkins, Scott City, Sikeston, Vanduser.

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

Scott County, Missouri Courthouse Records

Scott County, Missouri Courthouse
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Scott County, MO Courthouse

The Scott County Courthouse is located in Benton, 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 Scott 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.

  • Scott County Recorder of Deeds has Marriage Records from 1840 and Land Records from 1822
  • Scott County Circuit Court Clerk / Probate Court Clerk has Probate Records from 1825 and Court & Divorce Records from 1822.
  • Scott County Clerk of the Court has Birth & Death Records from 1883–86 
  • Scott 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.
  • Scott County Health Department has Birth Certificates since 1920 and Death Certificates since 1980

Scott County, Missouri Census Records

Scott County, Missouri Vital Records

Scott County, Missouri Resources

Scott County, Missouri External Links

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