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When researching your Vernon County, Missouri ancestors, these additional sites may be helpful.  Each of these links will take you off of the Vernon County, Missouri USGenWeb site.  Close that webpage window to return to this site.

Counties Bordering Vernon:

North: Bates County, MO

South: Barton County, MO

East: St. Clair County, MO

East: Cedar County, MO

West: Linn County, KS

West: Bourbon County, KS

West: Crawford County, KS

General Information and Research:

Lyndon Irwin's Genealogy and Local History   Includes pages on Bronaugh, Moundville, and Nevada; the 1904 train wreck; surnames he is researching, and lots of old photos.

Vernon Co, MO by James Baker, Jr.  Includes many records which he has transcribed, including census, property tax lists, etc.

Land Records and Maps:

Original Land Patents  searchable Government database of original land patents.

Vernon Co Township Map  One-page sketch of current townships.  (Large file; will take a couple of minutes to load.)

Vernon County, MO 1895 Map

USGS National Mapping Service  Locate a map and aerial photo of any named geographic area (cemeteries, towns, etc.; note that USGS has some Vernon County cemeteries listed incorrectly.  See the cemetery link for correct locations and driving directions.)

Atlas of Historical County Boundaries  Provided by the Newberry Library.

1930 Vernon Co Plat Book  University of Missouri Digital Library.


Nevada Daily Mail  Nevada's local newspaper; search for recent obituaries.

Nevada Public Library online catalog  The search function does not have a "genealogy" option -- suggest using a couple of key words in the title field.  Library staff does not conduct genealogical research or perform lookups.

Ferry Funeral Home  301 S. Washington St., Nevada, MO. (recent obituaries.)

The Fort Scott Tribune, Fort Scott, KS  Ft. Scott, KS local newspaper; recent obituaries.

Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel  201 S. Main St., Fort Scott, KS. (recent obituaries)

Vernon County, MO Government

City of Nevada, MO Government

Vernon Co., MO Chamber of Commerce

Missouri State

Missouri State Archives  Includes many searchable databases.

Missouri State Genealogical Association

State Historical Society of Missouri  Includes the Missouri Newspaper Archives


Cedar & Vernon County, MO Genealogical Society  The local genealogical society was known previously as the Tri-County Genealogical Society and before that as the Vernon County Genealogical Society.

Vernon County Historical Society and Bushwhacker Museum

Elizabeth Carey Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution


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Vernon Co, MO County Coordinator

Nancy Thompson