Maries County was organized March 2, 1855, from Osage and Pulaski Counties and named for the Big and Little Maries Rivers. The County Seat is located at Vienna, Missouri.
Official Boundaries: "All of the territory included in the following limits, to wit: beginning at the southwest corner of Gasconade County, thence north with the dividing line of Osage and Gasconade counties, to the middle of the eastern line of township 41 of range 7; thence west through the middle of township 41, to the range line between ranges 11 and 12; thence south to the southeast corner of Miller County; thence east to the middle of range 10; thence south to the middle of township 37; thence east, on a parallel line to the western boundary line of Crawford County; thence north to the northwet corner of Crawford County; thence east to the place of beginning. Is hereby created a separate and distinct county, for all civil and military purposes, to be called the County of Maries."
The county is divided up into the following political townships: Boone, Jackson, Jefferson, Miller, Dry Creek, Spring Creek, and Johnson.
My name is Winnie Brooks and I am the MOGenWeb Coordinator for Maries County, Missouri. If you have research resources in Maries County, and would like to share them with others, please consider allowing me to post them here. Or would you volunteer to do lookups for others? If so, please let me know. Any contributions would be greatly appreciated.
According to the Missouri State Archives , the following records should be available for Maries County, Missouri:
Recorder of Deeds:
Clerk of the County Court:
Clerk of the Circuit Court:
Clerk of the Probate Court:
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Sandra Fry's Page Barnett
Lee's Ancestors and Descendants Chrisman
Becky Dixon-Messier Pendleton, Elkins
The Ridenhour Family The history of the Ridenhour (originally Reitenauer) family from about 1611 in Switzerland through immigration to America. It follows the Missouri Ridenhours through Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky and into Missouri Territory in 1799.
Obituaries, birth annoucements, anniversary announcements, etc.
from the Belle Banner,
Maries County Gazette and Unterrified Democrat
Cindy Blankenship's Family Site Blankenship, Lawson, Rowden, Brandon, and several others
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