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Audrain County, Missouri
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Audrain County, Missouri Facts

When was Audrain County, MO Created?
Audrain County was created on December 17, 1836 from Callaway CountyMonroe CountyRalls County and  part of the Platte Purchase.

What is the County Seat of Audrain County, MO?
The County Seat is located in Mexico and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Audrain County, MO?
Bordering Counties are Monroe CountyRalls CountyPike CountyMontgomery CountyCallaway CountyBoone CountyRandolph County.

Audrain County, MO Vital Records

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

Audrain County, MO Census Records

What Audrain County, MO census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Audrain County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Audrain County, MO Courthouse and Government Records

Audrain County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Audrain County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Audrain County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Missouri courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Missouri residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Audrain County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Missouri Courthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Audrain County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 101 N. Jefferson St., Mexico, Missouri 65265
  • Audrain County Recorder of Deeds
    • Phone: 573-473-5830
    • Marriage Records: 1837 (including Index to marriage records, 1837-1975; Marriage records, 1837-1917; Negro/colored marriage records, 1865-1890
    • Land Records: 1837
  • Audrain County Circuit Court Clerk / Probate Court Clerk
    • Phone: 573-473-5840
    • Probate Records: 1837 (including court records, 1839-1897; Administrator’s/executor’s letters, bonds and records, 1875-1897; Inventories, appraisements and sales bills, 1865-1919; Settlement records, 1863-1888; Guardian’s/curator’s records, 1871-1920; index to will records, 1880-1975; Will records, 1838-1925
    • Court & Divorce Records: 1837 ( has Circuit court records, 1837-1888
  • Audrain County Clerk of the Court
    • Phone:   573-473-5820
    • Birth & Death Records: 1883-86 (has Permanent record of births, 1883-1885; Register of births and still births, 1883-1885; Permanent record of deaths, 1883-1885; Register of deaths, 1883-1886; County court records, 1837-1863; County treasurer’s records, 1837-1849; Federal census, 1850; Bond and commission record, 1837-1871; Record of marks and brands, 1843-1971; Wolf scalp receipts, 1843-1854; Estray records, 1837-1851; Assessment records, 1838-1864 and 1876; Tax Books, 1869 )
  • State-Issued Land Patents 1831 – 1969
  • BLM Land Records

Audrain County, MO Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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