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Carroll County, Missouri
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Carroll County, Missouri Facts

Carroll County

When was Carroll County, MO Created?
Carroll County was created on January 2, 1833 from Ray County. The county was named in honor of Charles Carroll (1737-1832), delegate to the Continental Congress and U.S. Senator for Maryland.

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

What counties are adjacent to Carroll County, MO?
Bordering Counties are Livingston County, Chariton County, Saline County, Lafayette County, Ray County, Caldwell County.

What cities and towns are in Carroll County, MO?
Cities and towns located in the County include Bogard, Bosworth, Carrollton, De Witt, Hale, Norborne, Stet, Tina, Wakenda, Brunswick.

Carroll County, MO Vital Records

Where can find Carroll County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Carroll 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 Carroll 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 Carroll County Health Department has Birth Certificates since 1920 and Death Certificates since 1980.

Carroll County, MO Census Records

What Carroll County, MO census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Carroll 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.

Carroll Co. Slave Schedules is available for 1850 & 1860. Carroll Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Carroll Co. Industry and Agriculture can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Carroll 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

Carroll County, MO Courthouse and Government Records

Carroll County Courthouse

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

  • Carroll County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 8 S. Main, Carrollton 64633
  • Carroll 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: 660-542-1466
    • Marriage Records: 1833 (including Index to marriage records, 1833-1885; Marriage records, 1833-1920; Register of marriage licenses, 1907-1938; Negro/colored marriage records, 1865-1881) 
    • Land Records: 1833 (including Index to deeds, 1833-1887; Deed records, 1833-1924)
  • Carroll 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: (660) 542-1466
    • Probate Records: 1833  (including Probate records, 1834-1887; Administrator’s/executor’s letters, bonds and records, 1833-1899; Inventories, appraisements and sale bills, 1848-1890; Settlement records, 1854-1886; Guardian’s/curator’s records, 1874-1899; Will records, 1857-1917)
    • Court & Divorce Records: 1833 (including Circuit court records, 1833-1886; Index to naturalization records, 1843-1900; Record of naturalization, 1881-1907)
  • Carroll 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: (660) 542-0615
    • Birth & Death Records: 1883-90 (including Permanent record of births, 1883-1885; Record of deaths, 1883-1890)
  • Carroll 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.
  • Carroll County, Missouri Wills and Administrations, 1834-70
  • Local Records Inventory Database
  • State-Issued Land Patents 1831 - 1969
  • BLM Land Records

Carroll County, MO Societies and Family History Resources

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

  • Carroll County Genealogical Association, P.O. Box 354, 206 West Washington, Carrollton, MO 64633; Phone: (660) 542-0183
  • Carroll County Historical Society, 510 North Mason, Carrollton, MO 64633; Phone: (660) 542-1511 or (660) 542-2691
  • Heart of America Genealogical Society and Library, c/o Kansas City Public Library, 311 East Twelfth Street, Kansas City, MO 64106
  • Missouri State Archives, Missouri State Information Center; P.O. Box 1747, 600 West Main Str, Jefferson City, MO 65102
  • Missouri State Library – 600 West Main Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101; (573) 751-4936
  • Missouri Historical Society, P.O. Box 11940, St. Louis 63112-0040
  • Missouri State Genealogical Association, P.O. Box 833, Columbia, MO 65205-0833

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Carroll County, MO?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Carroll 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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