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Monroe County. Missouri

 of the 

 MOGenWeb Project  

Coordinated by Marylynne R. Ellis & Edward Hayden

A Big Welcome to Marylynne R. Ellis - New co-coordinator of this USGenWeb Site

History of Monroe County

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




      New Pages - Courtesy of Marylynne Ellis

History Online Records
How Monroe County Was Organized Monroe County Officers
Cities & Towns ~ Histories County Death Register 1883-1885
  County Deaths in 1884
Research Aids Guardian Bonds
Post Offices Marks and Brands
Postal Addresses Old Settlers of 1889
Books about Monroe County Pensioners on Roll in 1883
List of Churches & Cemeteries
Images Cemeteries
  Pioneer Cemetery
Vintage Postcards Relocated Graves from Clarence Cannon Reservoir
Photo Album


1840 & 1850 index currently online




The Cyclone of 1876 Township Map
Landmarks of Paris & Nat'l Register of Historic Places 1895 Map
Union Covered Bridge  
The Ghost of Paris
John Dye


Frontier Families of Missouri from the Upper Louisiana Territory

This database is based upon the PIONEER FAMILIES OF MISSOURI, by Bryan and Rose.  It consists of early tax lists, Spanish land grants, census records, military records, and extractions from the HISTORY OF MISSOURI by Louis Houck.  This is an on-going project with periodic updates.  There are over 20,000 linked families as of July 1999.  Coordination of data entry was done by the HANCOCK FAMILY ORGANIZATION, descendants of William Hancock who settled in St. Charles County in 1797.

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Hawkins P.O.


Indian Creek

Longbranch P.O.


Middle Grove

Monroe City



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Ventura P.O.



Welch P.O.


Union Covered Bridge

Mark Twain Lake

Some of these communities consisted of only the Post Office, a store and maybe a couple of other buildings.  Some of these are no longer in existence.  Most of those just faded way, however Victor and parts of  Florida were lost to the rising waters of the new Mark Twain Lake.

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Neighboring Counties  

Audrain County

to the South

  Macon County

to the North West

  Marion County

to the North East

 Randolph County

to the West

  Ralls County

to the East

  Shelby County  

to the North

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