Fayette Public Library

The Fayette Public Library is located at 201 S. Main Street, Fayette, MO 65248-1272. Telephone number is (660) 248-3348. The library is open at the following times:

  • Monday and Tuesday: CLOSED
  • Wednesday through Saturday: noon-6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: CLOSED
    Note: These hours may vary during holidays. If you are planning a research trip from out of town, it would be best to double check these hours with Cathey Monckton, Librarian. Someone from the Howard County Genealogical Society is available at the Library each Friday afternoon from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. to assist those who are interested in family history searches.
    Genealogical Resources

  • WFT CDs #1 through 42 (available for viewing at the library)
  • Howard County Atlas; 1876.
  • Howard County Census; 1830, 1840, 1850.
  • Howard County Marriages; 1816 - 1950.
  • Howard County Cemetery Records; Copyright 1994, by Karen Carmichael Boggs and Louise Muir Coutts.
  • History of Howard and Chariton Counties; 1883.
  • History of Howard and Chariton Counties; 1923, by T. Berry Smith and Pearl Sims Gehrig.
  • History of Yates, Missouri, 1849-1979.
  • History of Armstrong, Missouri, 1966 by the Armstrong First Methodist Church.
  • Fayette Family Album, 1823-1973, published by the Fayette Area Sesquicentennial Corporation. Larry Harper, Editor.
  • Picturesque Fayette 1905.
  • Bicentennial Boonslick History; published by the Boonslick Historical Society 1976, compiled and edited by Lyn McDaniel.
  • From Riverboat to Rocket -- Glasgow, Missouri 125th Anniversary.
  • Revolutionary Soldier Samuel Brown and Some of His Family, by Faye Marie (Brown) Lightfoot, 1993.
  • Babe of the Company, written 1913 by Hamp B. Watts about the Fayette Civil War Battle of September 20, 1864. Gives names of the 'companies' of Anderson and Quantral, and a lively description of the events of that day.

    Family Genealogies
    COULTER
    CRAWFORD
    CROPP
    GRIGSBY
    GUYERS
    HACKLEY
    HAGEY
    HARRISON
    HEADRICK
    HOWARD
    INNES & COUTTS
    McCORKLE
    MAGRUDER
    MUDD
    MYERS
    NOBLE, GEE, CROUCH & JONES FAMILY
    PAYTON
    TODD
    RICKETTS
    ROWLAND
    WILSON
    WINN
    YOUNG

    In addition to the above listed resources, the Fayette Public Library also has genealogical resources for other counties in Missouri and other states.


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