Missouri's Former Counties

and what became of them

Clark CountyFormed in 1818, was abolished in 1819 and became part of Arkansas Territory.
Decatur CountyFormed in 1841 as Ozark County, renamed in 1843 to Decatur County, renamed back to Ozark County in 1845.
Dodge CountyFormed in 1849. Abolished in 1853.
Hempstead CountyFormed in 1818 from New Madrid County. Abolished in 1819 and became part of the Arkansas Territory.
Lillard CountyFormed in 1821 from Cooper CountyAbolished in 1825, area incorporated into Jackson County and LaFayette County.
Lawrence CountyFormed in 1815 from New Madrid County. Abolished in 1819 and became part of the Arkansas Territory.
Kinderhook CountyFormed in1841 from Benton County, Pulaski County, and Morgan County, renamed in 1843 to Camden County.
Niangua CountyFormed in 1841 from Polk County, renamed in 1844 to Dallas County.
Rives CountyFormed in 1834 from LaFayette County, renamed to Henry County and St. Clair County in 1841.
Seneca CountyFormed in 1847 from Newton County, renamed to McDonald County in 1849.
Van Buren CountyFormed as Van Buren County, renamed to Cass County in 1849.

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