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Welcome to the Vernon Co., Missouri USGenWeb Project

This site is provided by volunteers working together for free genealogy information.  It contains many free indexes and what you need to know to research your Vernon County ancestors.  Please email the County Coordinator if you have a research question that is not covered.  Additional information will be added as time permits.

 

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News and Updates:  Added links in both Births and Deaths to search in the Social Security Death Index on free websites.    (Updated Jun. 2014)

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Vernon County, Missouri? It is located on the Missouri-Kansas state line about 80 miles south of Kansas City.

Where is the county seat? The county seat is Nevada (neh-VĀ-duh), MO, at the crossroads of U.S. 71 & 54 near the center of the county. The Courthouse is located in the town square, and its clock tower is visible from much of the town.

Do you have information on the [fill in the name] family? Please check these pages: Biographies, Surnames.  As county coordinator, I personally do not conduct genealogical research or do lookups for individuals, however the Cedar & Vernon Co, MO Genealogical Society does.

Where is Vernon County, Missouri Found in the Federal Census? 

1830

North of the Osage River:  Jackson County, MO

South of the Osage River:  Crawford County, MO

1840

Van Buren County, MO except for the southern 1/4th of the county which was enumerated as Newton County, MO

1850

Bates County, MO

1860-present

Vernon County, MO

When was Vernon County, Missouri First Settled?  The first permanent white settlers in the area that is now Vernon County were the Summers brothers--Jesse J., Moses, and Allen--and their families.  They settled near the Osage River in what is now Metz Township, Vernon County, Missouri, in 1829/1830.  Vernon County was organized in 1855. 

Were Vernon County's Records Lost During the Civil War?  Although the Vernon County Courthouse was burned by Federal troops in 1863, the official records were not lost because they had been removed from the area.  Deed Book B, however, did get lost.

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2013

Vernon Co, MO County Coordinator

Nancy Thompson