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When was Douglas County, MO Created?
Douglas County was created on October 29, 1857 from Ozark County. The county was named in honor of Stephen A. Douglas (1813-1861), American Senator from Illinois, and the Democratic nominee for President in 1860.
What is the County Seat of Douglas County, MO?
The County Seat is located in Ava and in addition the county government website is unknown
What counties are adjacent to Douglas County, MO?
Bordering Counties are Webster County (northwest), Wright County (north), Texas County (northeast), Howell County (east), Ozark County (south), Taney County (southwest), Christian County (west).
What cities and towns are in Douglas County, MO?
Cities and towns located in the County include Ava, Brushyknob, Drury, Fordland, Gentryville, Smallett, Squires, Vanzant.
Where can find Douglas County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Douglas 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 Douglas County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Missouri Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage and Divorce Certificate Application to mail.
Another resource is the Douglas County Health Department has Birth Certificates since 1920 and Death Certificates since 1980.
What Douglas County, MO census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Douglas County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Douglas Co. Slave Schedules is available for 1860. Douglas Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Douglas Co. Industry and Agriculture can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Douglas 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
What genealogical records can I find in the Douglas County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Douglas County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Missouri Corthouse Records Research Guide
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Douglas County, MO?
A list of Douglas County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Missouri Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
Where can I connect with other Douglas County, MO Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Douglas County, MO?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Douglas 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.