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Linn County


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History of Linn County

Linn county was organized January 6, 1837, from Chariton County and named for Lewis F. Linn, United States Senator. The County Seat is Linneus, Missouri 64635.










Locust Creek


North Salem

Parsons Creek

Yellow Creek



County History

Town Histories

Census Index 

1840 Part I ~ Part II 1850
1860 1870

Research Aids

Postal Addresses

Lookup Volunteers

Books about Linn County


Bygone Images of Linn County

Cemeteries & Funeral Records

Linn County Cemeteries  

Cemetery Locations & Directions

Story of the Gooch Cemetery

Bowden Funeral Home 1895

Bowden Funeral Home 1896

Vital Records

Some Linn Co Marriages

Enhanced Deed Index Info


Civil War Reports from Linn County, MO

1883 List of Pensioners ~ courtesy of Gordon Byers

23rd MO Volunteer Infantry (Union) Homepage includes roster of names


Map of Linn County

1895 Map of Linn County ~ courtesy of Pam Reisch

Geographic Places

Post Offices

Linn County Place Names

Linn County Churches

Linn County Schools

Linn County Courthouse


Baker Hoax

Meeks Murders of Linn & Sullivan Counties


Click here to go to the Linn County Archives

Click here to visit the Linn County Cemetery

Click here to view a Linn County and townships




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