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The county was
organized Feb. 14, 1845, (from St. Clair County on the north and Dade County on
the south) and was given the name of Cedar. With all of
the counties in the surrounding areas being named for prominent state or
national figures, one might wonder why a county would be named for a creek
which had received its name for the evergreen trees which grew in
abundance nearby. The theory has been advanced that the name Cedar carried no
controversial issue in the political history of the country, and thus was
agreeable to all concerned. The original county seat was called
Lancaster. In 1847 the names was changed to Fremont, in honor of the
"Pathfinder", but in 1856 Gen. Fremont became the Republican
candidate for President, and the following winter the Democratic Legislature
changed the name to Stockton, in honor of Commodore Richard Stockton, of the
navy, who had arrested Fremont during the Mexican War, and sought to have him
According to the 2000, Census Cedar County has a population of 13,733 residents.
The Cedar County Courthouse at Stockton, Missouri
Select the button below to View or to Add your records. When placing your queries do not add surnames that are not a part of the query!
See the Cedar County Family Group Sheets submitted, so far
~~ OR ~~
The Family Group Sheet Project Submission Form
Cemetery List, Remember these are only partial lists, that have been contributed for this web site.
Links to pictures of the cemetery and headstones.
Cedar County Newspapers Online
Cedar Co. Republican-Stockton-108 SE Arcade
The El Dorado Springs Sun-125 N. Main St.
Cedar Co. People & Places, pictures & more pictures
MO Death Certificate Database
Unknown / Photos can you help?
|Cedar Lodge, No 103, Knights of Pythias--member list--1900||Cedar Co. Land Patents, 1831-1969|
The 1900, 1910, 1920 Census now online. Start here:
One of my favorite links for the Ozarks region:>~<
Check out the web site for the:
edition of the Springfield News-Leader, includes Gloria Bogart Carter's
genealogy column, send your queries, no charge.
To place a query in the column, send it to Gloria with your snail mail address; your email address and/or telephone number can be included at your discretion.
Gloria Bogart Carter
733 S. Farm Road 89
Springfield, MO 65802-9525
Cedar County Historical Society, P O Box 111, Stockton, MO 65785
USGenWeb Archives--Cedar County
Having problems finding your ancestors place of burial, you might find it here: Search Find A Grave
Personal pages with Cedar County connections.
My Present Past -- Jerico Springs, a good link (Off site link)
FOREVER SEARCHIN -- Jones, O'Neal, Broyles, Fidler, Griffin and many others...
Aunt Sissie's Cousins in Common Homepage : BRIM--MANLEY--THOMPSON
If you would like a link to your family web site listed here? Me!
Reference Books and Lookup Volunteers Needed - If you have books or other reference sources for Cedar County and are willing to do lookups on a voluntary basis, please let the page coordinator know. Please include your email address. Thanks!
the new Cedar County discussion list***
Cedar County now has a mailing list of its own!
1895 Atlas of Cedar County, be patient it loads slow.
1930 Plat Book, published by W.W. Hickson, and Co. in 1930 and held in the Special Collections Department of Ellis Library at the University of Missouri-Columbia
Township Map of Cedar County - Linked to cemetery locations
Please contact me, Kay Griffin Snow if you have a desire to add your data to the Cedar Co. MOGenWEb Project database. If you would like to host a county yourself, contact MOGenWeb Project State Coordinator Larry Flesher or assistant coordinator, Denise Woodside
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Other Helpful Links:
|The Orphan Train Collection||Geographic Names Inf. System ~~ GNIS||Bittersweet Magazine|
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· MOGenWeb Project's special pages:
· Archives , for all counties.
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Last update was on 24 March 2008