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Dent County Research Sources, County Offices, Books, Libraries, Etc. 


County Offices:

The Dent County Courthouse is located on the town square in Salem, Missouri.  573-729-4144

Dent County Judicial Building - 5th & Iron Street - Salem, Missouri - 65560, 573-729-3931             The judicial building has court records, wills, marriage records, land records, etc. 


Libraries and Archives:

Salem Public Library - 2nd & Jackson Streets - Salem, Missouri - 65560 - 573-729-4331

Missouri State Archives - P.O. Box 778 - Jefferson City, Missouri 65102

Mid-Continent Public Library - 15616 East 24 Highway - Independence, Missouri - 64050 - 816-252-0950  Large collection of census records, books, newspapers, military records 


Books
:

Ozark Heritage- Dent County, Missouri, 1851-1978, Volume 1

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(This book was compiled by the Dent County Historical Society.  It includes area history and family stories about Dent County families past and present.  696 pages.  It is out of print but is available at genealogical libraries.) Contact Ken Fiebelman, past president of the Dent County Historical Society about the availability of this book. Mr. Fiebelman owns a flea market at Salem, Missouri and occasionally has copies available. His address is 1202 Gertrude Street - Salem, Missouri - 65560. His phone number is 573-729-5707 


Ozark Heritage - Dent County, Missouri, 1851-1980, Volume 2

(This book was also compiled by the Dent County Historical Society.  It is the same format as Volume 1. It has area history and stories about Dent County families past and present.  387 pages.  It is out of print but is available at genealogical libraries.) Contact Ken Fiebelman, past president of the Dent County Historical Society about the availability of this book. Mr. Fiebelman owns a flea market at Salem, Missouri and occasionally has copies available. His address is 1202 Gertrude Street - Salem, Missouri - 65560. His phone number is 573-729-5707 


Ozark Heritage - Dent County, Missouri, 1994, Volume 3

(This book was also compiled by the Dent County Historical Society.  It is different from the first two books in that it has cemetery records from Dent County.  701 pages.  It is still available for purchase.  $65.00 postage paid.) Contact Ken Fiebelman, past president of the Dent County Historical Society about the availability of this book. Mr. Fiebelman owns a flea market at Salem, Missouri and occasionally has copies available. His address is 1202 Gertrude Street - Salem, Missouri - 65560. His phone number is 573-729-5707


 Pioneers of  The Ozarks by Lennis Leonard Broadfoot

This book is a collection of charcoal drawings and oil paintings by the author.  It has still life drawings of people who lived in the Dent County, Missouri area and some landscapes.  It is different in that as he did the drawings, the subject would tell about there life living in Dent County.  It is very interesting reading.  195 pages.  It is available at some libraries. Contact Ken Fiebelman, past president of the Dent County Historical Society about the availability of this book. Mr. Fiebelman owns a flea market at Salem, Missouri and occasionally has copies available. His address is 1202 Gertrude Street - Salem, Missouri - 65560. His phone number is 573-729-5707 


Jadwin Community History by Lois Smith

This book was written by Lois Smith who was a long time resident of the Jadwin Community in Dent County, Missouri. It has many family stories and history about the area. It also tells old weather prediction tales such as "If it rained on Monday, it would rain3 days that week". There are also items about medicine such as "Scrape the soot from under the top of a wood cook stove, put in a cup, add boiling water to make tea, drink for a cure for an upset stomach". Contact Ken Fiebelman, past president of the Dent County Historical Society about the availability of this book. Mr. Fiebelman owns a flea market at Salem, Missouri and occasionally has copies available. His address is 1202 Gertrude Street - Salem, Missouri - 65560. His phone number is 573-729-5707

 


Genealogical Societies:

Ozark Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 3494, Springfield, Missouri, 65808-3494

The Ozark Genealogical Society covers the Southwest corner of Missouri and includes Dent County.  Membership dues are $12.00 per year. 4 quarterlies are published per year.  Membership entitles you to 4 free queries per year.


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Dent County Coordinator: R. Schmedake

Updated On Tuesday, July 30, 2013 

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