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Welcome to
The Miller County, Missouri
Genealogy Page

A MOGenWeb Project

[Location of Miller Co.]

My name is Dianna Hale Mattingly, and I am the new county coordinator for the Miller County MOGenWeb page (which was founded by Ted Hitt). If you see any errors on these pages or can contribute information, please let me know. If you would like to volunteer to host a county in Missouri contact Dianna Hale Mattingly.

I have newly updated ALL the cemeteries in Miller County and have added a few new cemeteries since they were originally inventoried. Also, among the new listings are MILLER COUNTY CREMATIONS AND GREENMORE MEMORIAL GARDENS - MORGAN COUNTY and FREEDOM CEMETERY - MARIES COUNTY. They are listed at the end of my Miller County Cemetery listings. Some of the cremations listings are actually burials, but I add what cemetery they are buried in since they were area residents or were at one time.

I have tried to show a special thank you to all of our Veterans by mentioning this fact and what branch they served in by each of their lisiting.

What is a Veteran? A "Veteran" - whether active duty, discharged, retired, or reserve - is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to the "United States of America," for an amount of "up to, and including their life." This is a great honor.

Note: All photographs on this page were taken by and are copyrighted by Ted Hitt, unless otherwise indicated.  Permission to reproduce them with proper credit to the copyright holder is granted!

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Resources at This Site

Note: at the end of this list of resources, there is a form allowing you to search the Miller County site.

Military Records

Through the generosity of Robert McKinley, we have the following important resources:




Cemeteries - listings submitted by Dianna Hale-Mattingly

Cemeteries - other listings


Query Board

Post queries and share information on the RootsWeb Message Board for Miller County. You can enter your query directly through your web browser; and if you wish, you can be notified by email whenever someone posts a response.

The RootsWeb Message Board for Morgan County is the successor to the GenConnect message boards, which were started on 4 May 1999.

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Links to Other Miller County Sites

Data Posted by Volunteers

Other Useful Sites

Miller County Newspapers

Courtesy of Dale Vernon of Vernon Publishing Company and Pat Calton, the following links will take to the the current news from these newspapers in Miller County. The web sites do not include any archives of past issues, only the present week; but they do give the newspapers' telephone numbers which might be helpful for someone doing genealogical research.

Email Lists

  • Missouri-Roots-L: A mailing list devoted to Missouri genealogy and discussions. To subscribe, click on the link or send an email message to "listserv@listserv.indiana.edu" and type "SUB MISSOURI-ROOTS-L Your Name" in the body of the message with your signature files removed. Leave the subject line blank. To post messages, just follow the instructions you will receive.
  • Missouri-L: A mailing list set by up Rootsweb that is designed for research and discussion. To subscribe to Missouri-L, click on the link and send the message subscribe with your signature files removed. To post messages to the list, follow the instructions that will be sent to you.
  • MOMILLER-L: This list has been created by Rootsweb just for Miller County, MO. To subscribe to MOMILLER-L, click on the link and send a message containing just the word "subscribe", with your signature files removed. To post messages to the list, follow the instructions you will receive in my "welcome" letter. Note: do not use this link to send queries! The only "people" who will receive them are me and the computer that handles automatic subscription requests. Instead, use this link to subscribe, and then post your message; or put your query on the RootsWeb Message Board above.

Searching the Miller County E-Mail List Archives

I heartily recommend that new visitors search these archives for their surnames, since the archives contain many, many obituaries and other materials posted by volunteers.

Can you help with these photos?

  • Barb Lowry would like to identify two ladies from her grandmother's picture book; their names may be Stubblefield, Hicks, Williams or Templeton.
  • Charlene Uchtman hopes to identify "Pa Paine" and "Aunt Jane" in a 1916 photo of the Vernon clan.

[Miller Co. Courthouse]

Miller County Courthouse, Tuscumbia, MO 65082

  • County Clerk has birth records from 1883 to 1891; County Recorder has marriage and divorce records; Probate Judge has property records; local register has burial records. It is best to check with the Missouri State Archives in Jefferson City, MO for these records first.

A little history...

Miller County, named after early Missouri Governor John Miller, was organized February 6, 1837 from parts of Pulaski and Cole Counties. It is situated twenty miles southwest of Jefferson City, the capitol of Missouri. The Osage River bisects the county. Bagnell Dam, on the western edge of the county, forms the Lake of the Ozarks.

The first historical inhabitants of Miller County were the friendly Osage Indians. In 1822, the Indians had a village at the joining of Barren Fork and Tavern creeks, at the present Wilson Cave, named for John Wilson who later occupied the cave. The first white man to record his visits in Miller County was Zebulon M. Pike who, with a group of Indians, traveled up the Osage River, passing by the present site of Tuscumbia in 1806.

The county seat of justice was established at Tuscumbia on land donated by James P. Harrison. The first county court session was held in the log cabin of an early settler, William Miller, located downriver from Tuscumbia.

Major towns besides Tuscombia include Pleasant Mount, Spring Garden, Etterville, Eldon, Rocky Mount, Aurora Springs, Bagnell, Blackmer, Brumley, Capps, Faith, Iberia, Atwell, Brays, Blyse, Claxby, St. Elizabeth, Ramsey, Pleasantfarm, Ulman, Marys Home, and Brouses Bend.

Click [HERE] to see a map of Miller County.

Miller County Historical Marker

Miller County Historical Society

[Miller County Historical Society]

P.O. Box 57
Highway 52 West
Tuscumbia, Missouri
U.S.A. 65082-0057

[Lupardus Cabin]

The cabin built in the late 1860s by Peter Burton Lupardus, donated by Gary Flaugher and beautifully restored by the Lupardus descendents on the grounds of the Miller County Historical Society

Surrounding Counties

Moniteau Cole Osage
Morgan Miller Maries
Camden Pulaski

To go further afield, look at the map of the counties of Missouri.

Missouri Links

Some Very Special Lists From Kathy Welch Heidel

Genealogy Links


The MOGenWeb/USGenWeb Project

In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the KentuckyGenWeb project. This grew into the USGenWeb project and eventually the WorldGenWeb effort. At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page. The MOGenWeb is part of that project.

MOGenWeb Resources

USGenWeb Links

Send comments and questions to Dianna Hale-Mattingly and do come back to visit. New materials will be added all the time!

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