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Welcome to Saline County, Missouri
Home of:
Arrow Rock -Blackburn- Emma -Gilliam -Malta Bend -Miami
Marshall -Mount Leonard -Napton -Nelson -Slater - Sweet Springs

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Onsite Resources

African Americans in Saline county



Bible Records ( none on site)

Birth & Deaths (none on site yet)



Dunkard Cemetery
Gilliam Cemetery
Old Methodist Cemetery

Census: see off line resources

HISTORY of SALINE COUNTY, MISSOURI Missouri Historical Company, St. Louis, 1881

Family Histories online updated


Land Records

LOOKUPS and Local Resources - Marshall Library,Cemetery & Church Locations, Courthouse Records, Newpapers, Vital Records, etc.

MAPS : Current Historical Development Township Saline County, MO Mapping new Salt Works Map new

Marriages: 1820-1839

Military Records for Saline County none at present

Missouri and General Genealogical Resources Lots of different resources.

1901 Train Wreck and Photos

Also see Scanned Obituaries from Miami newspaper above

PHOTOS Can You Help Identify?
Event - Sweet Springs, MO | Schoolhouse | 3 Ladies
Marshall, MO Man

PHOTOS -Miscellaneous

MaryLewis-Louisa Major Photo new
|Baseball Game | Cooper & Woodson Photos
Downtown - Marshall, MO | Train Station - Marshall, MO

PHOTOS -School

 See new Slater school photos

Surname Registry new

OLD Surnames -- Queries _ email addresses may be outdated and bad

Towns & Communities - Locations of Churches, Libraries, Post Office, Organizations, etc.

Wills, Probate records, Estate Inventories

Brief History

Saline County was organized November 25, 1820, (effective January 1, 1821) from Cooper County and named for its numerous salt springs. Bordered on the north by the Missouri River. Saline County is considered to part of "Little Dixie" in the antebellum years.

Arrow Rock - "In 1829, the town of Arrow Rock was founded on the bluff above the ferry crossing. Originally named Philadelphia, the town's name was changed in 1833 to coincide with the landmark. Its situation on the Missouri River and Santa Fe Trail meant that large numbers of travelers heading west passed through the town." Be sure to visit the rest of this site for more information on Arrow Rock, past and present.

Slater (bad link) - "Slater was named for Col. John Fox Slater who served with the Union Army during the Civil War and was a major stockholder in the Chicago & Alton R.R. Mr. Slater became enormously wealthy in the textile business and was very interested in the westward expansion of the United States, principally the expansion of the railroads. This is another great site for information, past and present, for this community.

Sweet Springs, Missouri "Sweet Springs began as a stopping place for pioneers who were making their way across the Missouri River. The first settlers came from Kentucky in 1817 when the town was know as Claysville. The town was incorporated in 1832, and was renamed Brownsville in 1838, in honor of the man who owned the land on which the village stood." " The name was again changed to Sweet Springs in the late 1800's.


Neighboring Counties:

Carroll County or Carroll County Genealogical Society
Chariton County  or Chariton County Historical Society
Boonslick Historical Society of Cooper and Howard Counties.
Howard County and Howard County Genealogical Society

Johnson County
LafayetteCounty - West Central Missouri Genealogical Society and Library, Inc.
PettisCounty - No genealogical society.  Genealogical information can be found at the Boonslick or Sedalia Public Libraries.  Pettis is also represented by the West Central Genealogical Society at the Trails Library in Warrensburg.
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Offsite Resources Local and General

African American

Mo. Persons of Color and MO African Americans

Resources for African-American Research (bad link)


Bible Records - Saline CO, MO
Hedrick-Scott Researchers
Are you part of this family? Pages of a bible

GenWeb Archives 1 only

BIRTH & DEATH RECORDS 1883 to 1885- search either one by name or county

CENSUS IMAGES 1830 & 1840
Index to the 1850 Census
1880 Census Blackwater Township only

Communities online- see below for brief history

Arrow Rock

Slater (bad link)

Sweet Springs, Missouri ( bad link) -

Historic Sites of Interest:

Sibley's Fort and Oak Grove Plantation excavations


MO Libraries&Societies


Random Acts of Kindness use search for Saline County

Mail Lists- see below bottom of list

Message Boards
Saline County Message Board at Rootsweb
Saline County Message Board at GenForum


Historical Maps: Missouri GenWeb

Check Saline County GW Archives +

Missouri Marriages-1820-1850
images by surname


World War I Service Cards Database search by surname only

Missouri Soldiers of the Great War -WWI Casualities-search by surname

Civil War

Missouri Based General Websites

Accessgenealogy some online records plus links to ancestry

"Missouriana" digital library - limited

Missouri River Net - Saline County some links lead back to this page

Newspapers: Current online Saline County and adjouning counties

Marshall Democrat-News, The (Marshall)

Sedalia Democrat ( Pettis Co.)
may contain Saline Co. information - check their obits


Missouri Valley College History and Today
Saline County GenWeb Archives

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