I am Martha and will be the new Boone County
Coordinator. Please be patient with the revitalization process, there is a lot
to do to bring this County up to date. There will be links that do not work as
the pages have not been updated for many years.
Please contact me with questions, I will be happy
to answer them to the best of my ability.
I do not live in Missouri, so cannot do local
research. However, I am an excellent online researcher and have access to some
Please contact me
using this link.
county of Boone was formed on 16 November 1820 as a territorial county
emerging from the vastly larger territorial county of Howard and for a
time being known as part of "Boone's Lick Country". This county
was named in honor of the famous Kentucky explorer, Daniel
Boone, who spent his latter years in eastern Missouri. Note that the
early records of the area use both spellings: Boone and Boon. For a longer
history on the founding of Boone County, see the Wiki
Boone County Plat Maps
|The BoCoMo Cemetery project
||A detailed survey of the Boone County Missouri cemetery and family burial plots.
|The BoCoMo Census project
||An in progress transcription of the censuses of Boone County
|The BCHS/GSCM Civil War project
||Local historians and genealogies are looking for decendents of
local Civil War vets.
|GSCM certificate program
||Do you have an ancestor that lived in central Missouri before 1880?
If so, then you should check out this program.
|Cities, towns, villages and communities of
Boone County - Past and Present
||Looking for an old town or where a community might be located?
Information on them, including early settlers can be found here.
|The Founding Families of the University of Missouri
||A list of the 869 original donors who contributed the funds/resources
to found the University in Boone County in 1839.
|Old Settlers' Association
||Membership list of the
Old Settlers' Association
of Boone County, as of 1897.
|1840 Census of Pensioners
||Transcription of Boone County entries from the
Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary and Military Services as
Returned Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census in 1840.
|The 1864 Federal Draft
||The 1864 Federal Draft - Names of Boone County Citizens Drafted.
|Thirty-ninth Missouri Infantry
||List of Killed of Thirty-ninth Missouri Infantry,
at Battle of Centralia, Mo., September 27, 1864
|Birth / Death certificate information
||Information on obtaining birth and death certificates in
Boone county, the state of Missouri, nationally and internationally.
We don't have any information on our pages, but you might
want to visit the page done by Charlotte Curlee Ramsey at
|Wills and estates
||Book published by the The Centralia Courier in 1906. Pictures of
the residents and establishments of Centralia Missouri. Lovely!
1912 Normal School Bulletin
||of Kirksville Missouri. Has one photograph of the
Boone County school students (go a little down the page). Student
names are Enolia Lyon, Ethel Powell, Letha VanCourt, Alberta Hardin, M. V. Long,
Bettie Divers, R. L. Alexander, Mary Gentry, Nettie Crews, Mattie Tate,
Prof. B. P. Gentry, Anna Howell, Frankie Gentry, Mrs. Rose L. Lisenby.
|African American research information
||African American research information, on Boone
County and more including information on
J. W. "Blind" Boone.
||Publications of the Genealogical Society of Central Missouri (GSCM)
||Colvin Family history
Map of Boone County from 1875,
"An Illustrated Historical Atlas of Boone County Missouri"
These images are the same map, just different resolutions and file types.
There is a great deal of readability loss in the smaller maps but the are
reasonable to download for an overview.
|Original map images:
||GIF, 500x771x16, 99KB.
JPG, 500x771x16M, 165KB.
GIF, 1275x1966x16, 485KB.
JPG, 1275x1966x16M, 758KB.
|Maps with Current information added:
||JPG, 500x771x16M, 153KB.
JPG, 1275x1966x16M, 775KB.
Courtesy of Tom Abels, is a map of Boone County circa 1907 scanned from the
Cram's Unabridged Atlas of the World, Indexed
|Boone County circa 1907
||JPG, 440x740x16M, 153KB
A contributor who wishes to remain anonymous has used the
Land Patent Search
Federal Land Patent Records Site
found on the
Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
website to create a plat map of some of the earliest land holders of Boone County.
This is a work in progress and they are still working on some of the
townships in the southern part of the county. They have provided the
results in two forms: HTML and Adobe PDF. These were generated by OfficeXP,
so we recommended using Internet Explorer to view the HTML or Acrobat
Reader v4 or v5 that can rotate the PDF files (from the Reader View menu,
select Rotate 90 degrees CW). The information contained is similar to the GSCM
reprint of the
"1853 Boone County Atlas"
, yet there
are bound to be many differences.
While our contributor was careful in composing the maps, they did
find several errors in the BLM data. Errors detected were corrected,
but others may lurk - so please double check any information found.
If you do notice any errors, please forward them to us and we will
work to get them corrected.
|Rocky Fork township
You can also find some additional Missouri maps census and
county formation maps
at this site.
Researchers of and questions on Boone County: