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Linn County


Part of the MOGenWeb Project

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


History  Census Index 

1904 Account of Linn County

Town Histories

 1840   Part I Part II




Research Aids


Lookup Volunteers

Postal Addresses

Books about Linn County

1895 Map of Linn County ~ courtesy of Pam Reisch

County Map

Government & Politics


City & County Officials 1917-1918

County Officers 1945

Democratic Central Committee~1917

Republican Central Committee~1917


Vital Records

Places & Landmarks

Linn County Enhanced Deed Index available from the author

Some Linn County Marriages from the personal research of Doris Hopper

Birth Register of Linn Co

1876 Patrons of Atlas

  • Brookfield 

  • Linneus

  • Laclede

  • Rural & Other Towns

Post Offices

Linn County Place Names

Linn County Churches

Linn County Schools

Linn County Courthouse

Locust Creek Covered Bridge


Cemeteries & Funeral Homes

1883 List of Pensioners ~ courtesy of Gordon Byers

Civil War Reports from Linn County, MO

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

Linn County Cemeteries

Cemetery Directions

Bowden Funeral Home

1895        1896

Where to find records

Story of the Gooch Cemetery


Images & Pictures

The Baker Hoax involved Bakers from Mendon, Linn County, MO

The Meeks Murders of Sullivan and Linn County

Bygone Images of Linn County


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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