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  The county was organized Feb. 14, 1845, (from St. Clair County on the north and Dade County on the south) and was given the name of Cedar. With all of the counties in the surrounding areas being named for prominent state or national figures, one might wonder why a county would be named for a creek which had received its name for the evergreen trees which  grew in abundance nearby. The theory has been advanced that the name Cedar carried no controversial issue in the political history of the country, and thus was agreeable to all concerned.  The original county seat was called Lancaster.  In 1847 the names was changed to Fremont, in honor of the "Pathfinder", but in 1856 Gen. Fremont became the Republican candidate for President, and the following winter the Democratic Legislature changed the name to Stockton, in honor of Commodore Richard Stockton, of the navy, who had arrested Fremont during the Mexican War, and sought to have him disgraced.

According to the 2010, Census Cedar County has a population of 13,799 residents.


The Cedar County Courthouse at Stockton, Missouri


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The Cedar County Section of Goodspeed.
Cedar County Biographies Published by Goodspeed.

Cedar County Newspapers Online




Cedar Co. Republican-Stockton-108 SE Arcade


The El Dorado Springs Sun-125 N. Main St.





Cedar County Family Group Sheets


Cemeteries, many photos

Cedar County Photo Album.. 

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Cedar County Surnames
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Cedar Co. Historical Society
Books, Research

Lookup Volunteers

 MO Death Certificate Database
Online images, 1910--1962

Unknown / Photos can you help?

 Cedar Co. Birth Reg. 

 Cedar Co. Death Register

 Martha Jane Marshall Gravely Article & photo of B. A. Marshall

1890 Special Veterans Census

 Pankey Cemetery Listing       

Cedar County Family Group Sheets

Cedar Co. People & Places camera1.gif (1007 bytes)pictures & more pictures

1940 Map, shows many older communities

  Cedar County Library  

Cedar County Marriages 

Submit Obituaries Form 
View New Obituaries

St. Clair Co. Historical Society

Polk County Genealogical Society, Inc.

Cedar & Vernon County, MO
Genealogical Society

Cedar County Pioneers

 Cedar County Happenings
 Birthdays-Reunions-You name it. 

Goodspeed History of Cedar County, Missouri, 1889

1870 Census Index: Jefferson Twp. | Cedar Twp.   | Washington Twp.   

Civil War /\ Information & many names.

Cities, Towns and Villages
Early Settlers 

Funeral Homes in Cedar County

Cedar County Cemeteries  

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Archived Bios and Obituaries

Birth & Death Records, State

Township Map are down, better ones soon!

~~Snail Mail & Phone numbers~~
Planning a trip to Cedar Co.?

Newspapers in Cedar County

Microfilmed records


Family Reunions  *FORTNEY*

Cedar Lodge, No 103, Knights of Pythias--member list--1900

Cedar Co. Land Patents, 1831-1969

 [Cedar County places we've never been.....and a few we have] 


   One of my favorite links for the Ozarks region:>~<

The Turnbo Manuscripts by Silas Claiborne Turnbo, courtesy of the Springfield Greene County Library.  Use your browser's back button to return!

    Check out the web site for the: Sunday edition of the Springfield News-Leader, includes Gloria Bogart Carter's genealogy column, send your queries, no charge.
    To place a query in the column, send it to Gloria with your snail mail address; your email address and/or telephone number can be included at your discretion.

Gloria Bogart Carter
733 S. Farm Road 89
Springfield, MO 65802-9525

Cedar County Historical Society,      P O Box 111, Stockton,  MO 65785

Other Helpful Links

USGenWeb Archives--Cedar County

Tornado Photos, 4 May 2003

Cemetery List,  Remember these are only partial lists, that have been contributed for this web site.

  Some have Links to pictures of the cemetery and headstones

Having problems finding your ancestors place of burial, you might find it here: Search Find A Grave


Personal pages with Cedar County connections.    

     My Present Past -- Jerico Springs, a good link    (Off site link)

    The GAULDING Family Home Page

   The KENNEDY Family web page

    Forever Searchin -- Jones, O'Neal, Broyles, Fidler, Griffin and many others...

    The Lorain Beeler Axup Family Home Page

    Aunt Sissie's Cousins in Common Homepage : BRIM--MANLEY--THOMPSON


    Dragoo & Carr Clan Family Album website

          If you would like a link to your family web site listed here?      Me!

Reference Books and Lookup Volunteers Needed - If you have books or other reference sources for Cedar County and are willing to do lookups on a voluntary basis, please let the page coordinator know.  Please include your email address.  Thanks!

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Cedar County now has a mailing list of its own!


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 USGenWeb Archives Search Engine

1895 Atlas of Cedar County, be patient it loads slow.

1930 Plat Book, published by W.W. Hickson, and Co. in 1930 and held in the Special Collections Department of Ellis Library at the University of Missouri-Columbia

Township Map of Cedar County  -  Linked to cemetery locations

Please contact me, Kay Griffin Snow if you have a desire to add your data to the Cedar Co. MOGenWEb Project database.  If you would like to host a county yourself, contact MOGenWeb Project State Coordinator Larry Flesher or assistant coordinator, Denise Woodside.

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Other Helpful Links:

The Orphan Train Collection Geographic Names Inf. System  ~~  GNIS Bittersweet Magazine

Missouri Civil War Veterans

'Gone But Not Forgotten'

Digital Map Library--MO

State Historical Society of Missouri, Columbia

Government Land Office Bureau of Land Mgm't

Missouri State Genealogical Association

Civil War St. Louis

MOGenWeb Home Page

Missouri Archives

Ozarks Genealogical Society

OGS Ozar'kin Quarterly Info

OGS Publications List


Queries Jan 98 thru Apr 98

Queries 4-97 thru 9-97

Queries 9-96 thru 3-97 

         MOGenWeb Project--Find a link to all counties in Missouri

         USGenWeb Project  

         MOGenWeb Project's special pages:

         Archives , for all counties. 

         Tombstone Transcription


  Cedar County, MOGenWeb coordinator


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