of the MOGenWeb Project
History of Monroe County
was organized on January 6, 1831, from Ralls County. Named for James Monroe. The
county seat is Paris.
MONROE, a county in the N. E. part of Missouri, has an area of about 620 square
[p.731] miles. It is intersected by Salt river, and also drained by the
Middle fork, South fork, Elk fork, and Long branch, affluents of the first named
river, and by Crooked, Otter, and Indian creeks. The surface is
undulating, and consists partly of prairies; the soil is very productive.
Indian corn, wheat, oats, tobacco, hemp, and pork are the staples. In 1850 the
county produced 793,145 bushels of corn; 43,669 of wheat; 130,412 of oats,
and 629,412 pounds of tobacco. It contained 25 churches, 1 newspaper office, and
1954 pupils attending public schools. Stone coal abounds in several places; the
rocks which underlie the county are limestone and freestone. Many of the
streams furnish motive-power for mills. Organized in 1830. Capital, Paris.
Population, 10,541, of whom 8493 were free, and 2048, slaves.
1854 United States Gazetteer
here to go
to the USGenWeb - Monroe County Archives
to visit the Monroe County Cemetery
County Query Board
me your query; please make sure it pertains to the county and that the
name of the county is in the subject line, or I might accidentally
about Monroe County
County Resources & Lookup Volunteers
I have listed
some of the Monroe County books that are available, although certainly not all.
If you own any Monroe County books, whether listed or not, and will do look-ups,
please let me know. If you know of any other published Monroe County resources,
please let me know this also. As you can see, volunteers are needed.
brothers, Philadelphia. An illustrated historical atlas of Monroe county,
Missouri. Philadelphia, Edwards bros., 1876.
Elizabeth (Prather) Monroe County, Missouri: letters, wills,
administrations, 1832-1852. Chillicothe, Mo.
Monroe and Shelby counties, Missouri, St. Louis, National historical
company, 1884. xiii, 1176 p.
Charles Lloyd, 1958-Pioneer families of Monroe County, Missouri / by Charles
Lloyd Mallory. Madison, Mo
Bicentennial Commission. Historical Booklet Committee. Monroe City,
Missouri, 1857-1976 : Queen of the Prairie, Gateway to Cannon Dam Monroe
City, Mo. : Monroe City Bicentennial Commission
Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery records / [compiled by Alice Calhoun, Virginia
Griggs, & J.A. Buckman
County Mo. Wilson Funeral Records index, 1888-1940. Shelbyville, Mo. : K.
Wilham Genealogical Research & Pub., c1989.
(George A.) and Company Standard atlas of Monroe county, Missouri, including
a plat book of the villages, cities, and townships of the county. Map of the
state, United States, and world...Chicago, 1917.
Francis. Indian Creek settlement : 150 years, 1833-1983 / Leslie Francis
Pike. Columbia, Mo.
Howard W., Mrs. Marriage records, Monroe County, Missouri, book
"A," 1831-1849, and the death register, 1883-1885 / compiled and
published by Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff.
Feel free to
request a look-up from the following books. Please limit your request to one
name per request. Please put MONROE COUNTY LOOKUP in the subject line of your
request to ensure the message is not overlooked or accidentally deleted. In the
first line of the message please put the name of the book in which you are
requesting the lookup.
If you request a lookup,
don't forget to thank your volunteer for their time.
|St. Jude Cemetery Book
In March and
April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the KentuckyGenWeb project.
This grew into the USGenWeb project, and eventually the WorldGenWeb project.
At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the
collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page.
Ellis and Edward Hayden are responsible for Monroe County. If you would
like to contribute your information to this page, please let me know. If you
would like to host a Missouri county, contact
Larry Flescher, the Missouri state coordinator.
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All rights reserved ~ MaryLynne Ellis