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Grundy County, Missouri was organized January 2, 1841 from part of Livingston County. It is named for Felix GRUNDY, U.S. Attorney General under President Van Buren. The County Seat is Trenton, Missouri, 64683.

Before white men settled in Grundy County, it was occupied as a hunting ground by tribes of Sac, Sioux, and Pottawottomie Indians. No obtainable record or tradition exists of a permanent settlement being made until 1833, when General W. P. THOMPSON settled near the Grand River. Among the first settlers in the vicinity of the present site of Trenton were: James R. MERRILL, Samuel BENSON, John THRAILKILL, Levi MOORE, William COCHRAN, Jewitt NORRIS, John SCOTT, and Daniel DeVAUL, plus the PERRY, GRUBB, and METCALF families.

Grundy County is divided into thirteen Townships:
















Grundy County Courthouse:

700 Main Street
Trenton, MO 64683-2063

660-359-5409 (Recorder)
660-359-6305 (County Clerk)
660-359-6605 (Circuit Clerk)
660-359-6909 (Probate Div)

Recorder of Deeds: Index to deeds, 1846-1888; Deed records, 1841-1911; WarrantyDeeds,1867-1887; Quitclaim deeds, 1876-1898; Index to marriage records,1841-1937; Marriagerecords, 1841-1916; Military discharge records, 1862-1865

Clerk of the County Court: Permanent record of births, 1883-1893; Record ofBirths, 1847-1866; Record of Births and stillbirths, 1883-1893; Record of Deaths, 1883-1893

Clerk of the circuit court: Index to circuit court records, 1841-1912; Circuit courtrecords, 1841-1889

Clerk of the Probate Court: Index to probate records, 1864-1909; ProbateRecords, 1864-1888; Admin/exec letters bonds and records, 1863-1919; Inventories, appraisementsand sale bills, 1871-1900; Index to Will records, 1864-1910; Will records, 1863-1919.


Grundy County Facts

  • Grundy County was named for Felix GRUNDY (1777-1840) Member of Tennessee state legislature; cabinet member; state court judge; Representative from Tennessee; Senator from Tennessee. Interment at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, TN. Grundy counties in IL, TN, and IA are also named for him.

  • Enoch CROWDER, Father of our Selective Service System, was born in Grundy County in 1859.

  • Caboose Number 17807 from the former Rock Island Railroad is permanently located at the Grundy County Museum, 1100 Mabel Street, Trenton, MO.

Grundy County locations included in the National Registry of Historic Places

Crowder State Park Vehicle Bridge
MO Hwy 128
Jewett Norris Library
1331 Main St.
St. Philip's Episcopal Church
141 E. 9th St.
WPA Stock Barn and Pavilion
Oklahoma St. at Eastside Park

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Neighboring Counties

-- Mercer County

-- Sullivan County

-- Linn County

-- Livingston County

-- Daviess County

-- Harrison County

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This page was last updated Saturday, 10-May-2008 20:01:34 MDT.