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Cole County


Organized November 16, 1820 from Cooper County, effective Jan. 01, 1821

Named after: Capt. Stephen Cole, pioneer and Indian fighter
County seat: Jefferson City

  • Population: 71,397 (2000); 63,579 (1990)

  • Land area 392 square miles.



    MO-GenWeb Cole County Archives


    Cemeteries and Death Records

    Interment Net Cemetery Listings for Cole County

    National Cemetery at Jefferson City

    NettieMae's Missouri Death Index- search for surname

    Saint Margaret Catholic Cemetery at Osage Bend, Cole County, Missouri

    Central Missouri Cemeteries

    Political Graveyard, Cole County



    Ed and Sandy Mackley's Missouri Census Images:

    1830 Cole County Census Images 1840 Cole County Census Images
    1850 Cole County Census Images 1850 Cole County Slave Owners Images


    Family Links with multiple lines:

    Central Missouri Families- "A Searchable Database of Cooper, Moniteau,Cole, Morgan & Miller counties"- lots of Cole county Names- worth searching for your surnames


    History of Cole County:

    Cole County Historical Society

    Cole County (history)


    Mail Lists and Message Boards:

    Cole County at Genforum

    Cole County Mail List at Rootsweb

    Cole County Message Board at Rootsweb


    Military: All Wars

    Cole County Casualties in WW II


    State of Missouri World War I Data Base





    Abstracts of early Cole County newspapers

    Historical Society of Missouri Newspaper Library

    Tourism: Visiting Cole County??

    Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Center






    Click for Jefferson City, Missouri Forecast