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Barry County, Missouri
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Barry County, Missouri Facts

Barry County

When was Barry County, MO Created?
Barry County was created on January 5, 1835 from Greene County. The county was named in honor of William Taylor Barry (1784-1835), jurist and United States Postmaster General.

What is the County Seat of Barry County, MO?
The County Seat is located in Cassville and in addition the county government website is unknown

What counties are adjacent to Barry County, MO?
Bordering Counties are Lawrence County (north), Stone County (east), Carroll County, Arkansas (southeast), Benton County, Arkansas (south), McDonald County (southwest), Newton County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Barry County, MO?
Cities and towns located in the County include Monett, Cassville, Pierce City, Purdy, Seligman, Exeter, Wheaton, Washburn , Arrow Point, Butterfield, Chain-O-Lakes, Emerald Beach.

What Townships are in Barry County, MO?
Townships located in the County include Ash Township, Butterfield Township, Capps Creek Township, Corsicana Township, Crane Creek Township, Exeter Township, Flat Creek Township, Jenkins Township, Kings Prairie Township, Liberty Township, McDonald Township, McDowell Township, Mineral Township, Monett Township, Mountain Township, Ozark Township, Pioneer Township, Pleasant Ridge Township, Purdy Township, Roaring River Township, Shell Knob Township, Sugar Creek Township, Washburn Township, Wheaton Township, White River Township.

Barry County, MO Vital Records

Where can find Barry County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Barry County vital records can be found at the Missouri Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records reported from January 1, 1910. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Missouri for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Barry County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Missouri Birth and Death CertificateMarriage and Divorce Certificate Application to mail.

Another resource is the Barry County Health Department has Birth Certificates since 1920 and Death Certificates since 1980.

Barry County, MO Census Records

What Barry County, MO census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Barry County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Barry Co. Slave Schedules is available for 1850 & 1860. Barry Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Barry Co. Industry and Agriculture can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Barry Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. There are free down-loadable and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Missouri Census Records Research Guide

Barry County, MO Courthouse and Government Records

Barry County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Barry County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Barry County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Missouri Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Barry County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 700 Main, Cassville 65625
  • Barry County Recorder of Deeds is the place where all transactions having to do with land are recorded and kept on file. They take marriage license applications, issues marriage licenses, files the license after the marriage, and maintains a permanent record of the marriage, surveys and plats of subdivisions, Armed Forces discharge papers for all veterans who reside in the county. Some naturalization records have been found with the deeds.
    • Phone: 417 847 2914
    • Marriage Records: 1837 (including Index to marriage records, 1837-1877 and 1902-1919; Marriage records, 1837-1916)
    • Land Records: 1835 (including Index to deeds, 1870-1887; Deed records, 1835-1903; Mortgage deeds, 1872-1897)
  • Barry County Circuit Court Clerk / Probate Court Clerk has the direct index to records such as divorces, adoptions, judgment, and tax fee books including direct and indirect indexes. They also retain the index to criminal records and criminal files of the circuit court. Adoptions are under the jurisdiction of the circuit court. Naturalization records, including petitions, declarations of intention, certificates, and certificates of allegiance, and granting of citizenship are also located in the clerk's office, as well as an index to civil case files. The County Probate Division has jurisdiction over the estates of deceased persons. The Division hears all litigation involving trusts, including those trusts established in wills. (In the smaller counties, probate matters are handled in the same office as the associate circuit court office)
    • Phone: (417) 847-3133
    • Probate Records: 1835  (Probate records, 1853-1891; Probate minutes, 1867-1923; Administrator’s/executor’s letters, bonds and records, 1835-1893; Inventories, appraisements and sale bills, 1856-1909; Settlement records, 1 867-1893; Guardian’s/curator’s records, 1867-1885; Records of descendent and heirs, 1908-1917; Will records, 1871-1923 )
    • Court & Divorce Records: 1872
  • Barry County Clerk of the Court has indexes to common pleas, records of all extant proceedings, chancery minute books, records of births and deaths, county court records, right-of-way and road records, as well as surveyor's records (including field notes and plats made by the county surveyor). This office usually holds the county treasurer's notes, bonds and commissions, records of marks and brands, wolf scalps, stray notices, real estate assessments, and tax books. In some counties, early terms for this court included “Chancery” or the “Court of Common Pleas.”
    • Phone: (417) 847-2561
    • Birth & Death Records: 1883-85 (Register of births, 1883-1885; Register of deaths, 1883-1885 )
  • Barry 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
  • State-Issued Land Patents 1831 - 1969
  • BLM Land Records

Barry County, MO Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Barry County, MO?
A list of Barry County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Missouri Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Barry County, MO Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Barry County, MO?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Barry County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a payment. This is just a directory which has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.

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