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City of Fayette
Howard County Government

Howard County Genealogical Society

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Contents for all newsletters from 1993 to the current year, click the appropriate year listed below.
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Howard County Genealogical Society
c/o Fayette Public Library
201 S. Main St.
Fayette, MO 65248

Newsletter Table of Contents: 1993-1995, 1996-1997, 1998-1999, 2000-2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Howard County Libraries (with genealogical holdings)

Fayette Public Library, 201 S. Main St., Fayette, MO 65248-1272. Telephone: (660) 248-3348. Hours:

  • Sunday and Monday: CLOSED
  • Tuesday through Friday: noon -6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-noon
    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.

    Click here for a list of genealogical resources located at the Fayette Public Library.

    Lewis Library of Glasgow, 315 Market Street, Glasgow, MO 65254-1535. Telephone: (660) 338-2395. Hours:

  • Monday - Friday - 3:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday - 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
    Click here for a list of genealogical resources located at the Lewis Library of Glasgow.

    Smiley Library, located on the campus of Central Methodist College, 411 Central Methodist Square, Fayette, MO 65248. Telephone: (660) 248-3391, ext. 271. Hours:

  • Sunday - 2:30 - 11:00 p.m.
  • Monday - Thursday - 7:30 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
  • Friday - 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday - 1:00-5:00 p.m.
    You'll find contact information and a list of some resources available at the Missouri United Methodist Archives web site, for a list additional genealogical resources located there, click here.

    Howard County Records

    The Howard County offices are located at Fayette, MO 65248. Telephone: (660) 248-2284.

  • Recorder of Deeds: Index to deeds, 1816-1889; Deed records, 1816-1924; Index to marriage records, 1816-1972; Marriage records, 1816-1919; Negro/colored marriage records, 1865-1879 (Note: The recorder's telephone number is 660-248-2194.)
  • Clerk of the County Court: Register of births and stillbirths, 1883-1893; Permanent record of deaths, 1883-1888; State Census 1876
  • Clerk of the Circuit Court: Index to circuit court records, 1831-1896; Circuit court records, 1816-1889
  • Clerk of the Probate Court: Probate records, 1821-1887; Administrators/executors letters, bonds etc, 1880-1900; Inventories, appraisements and sale bills, 1868-1892; Settlement records, 1836-1891; Probate estate files, 1875-1902; Index to will records, 1818-1896; Will records, 1818-1918

    Planning a trip to Howard County?

    Here is a list of overnight accommodations in Fayette:
    Sweetbriar Bed and Breakfast, located in historic Fayette, directly across from Central Methodist College at 506 N. Church. Circa 1890's home. For more information or to make reservations, contact the hosts, George and Carolyn Sweet at: (660) 248-1117.
    Maison on Main, located at 311 S. Main, Fayette, Missouri. This circa 1870 home is owned by Peggy Forbes, who lives on the second floor. For more information or to make reservations, contact the hosts, George and Carolyn Sweet at: (660) 248-1117.
    Silver Bell Motel, Hwy. 5 and 240, Fayette, Missouri. Telephone: (660) 248-3335.
    Bedford House Bed and Breakfast, located on 308 South Main, Fayette. Telephone: (660) 248-2204. If you know of other overnight accommodations in Howard County, please let me know. Sherry Raleigh-Adams.


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