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Vernon County, Missouri
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Vernon County, Missouri Facts

When was Vernon County, MO Created?
Vernon County was created on February 27, 1855 from Bates County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Vernon County, MO?
Bordering Counties are Bates CountySt. Clair CountyCedar CountyBarton CountyCrawford County, Kansas, Bourbon County, Kansas, Linn County, Kansas.

Vernon County, MO Vital Records

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

Vernon County, MO Census Records

What Vernon County, MO census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Vernon County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Vernon County, MO Courthouse and Government Records

Vernon County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Vernon County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Vernon 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 Vernon 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.

Vernon County, MO Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Vernon County, MO?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Vernon 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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Vernon Co. GA Cemeteries & Church Records

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Vernon Co. MO Military Records

Vernon Co. MO Schools & Directories