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Chariton County, Missouri


(updated: October 2, 2013)

Chariton County Courthouse

(Photo shared by TED HITT)

Chariton County
306 S. Cherry
Keytesville, MO  65261
(660) 288-3273

The Courthouse burned in SEPTEMBER 1864, fortunately only a few records were lost.

County Clerk has birth & death records 1883-1887.

Circuit Court Clerk Reocrder has marriage records from 1821, divorce & court records from 1872,
land records from 1827,
national records from 1877 & military records from 1918;

Circuit Court Probate Division has probate records from 1860
More about the courthouse

Archives, Libraries, Museums, & Societies

Chariton County Historical Society and Museum
  115 E. Second St.
  P.O. Box 114
  Salisbury, MO. 65281

  (660) 388-5941
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        extends a warm welcome to anyone who is interested in Chariton County research to come and visit.

        The Museum is open the first Tuesday in April and closes the last Saturday in October, Tuesday, through Saturday

        Hours are from: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, or by appointment.

        Available for research are: obituaries, federal census, county atlases, cemetery records, family files, family records, county school and church items, newspaper clippings, town histories, county probate records and much more.

        If you need a researcher, please contact the society to make arrangements. Presently they charge $10.00 per surname, plus copying, for research.

        Membership dues are $15.00 per year. 

        A newsletter is printed, quarterly. Dues are to be mailed to the Historical Society, which holds its meetings quarterly on the third Sunday of Jan., Apr., Jul. and Oct.


2. General Sterling Price Museum
  406 W. Bridge Street
  Keytesville, MO 65261

  (660) 288-3204


Books are available to purchase:
1850 Census Books for Chariton County: S&K Publications
Books for sale by May Bartee Couch
Mae Bartee Couch
Chariton County Historical Society Publisher
Rt. 1, Box 247
Marceline, MO 64658-9634
(660) 376-2170

Funeral Homes & Crematories 


If you know names of Funeral Homes, past & present,

please send the information to


McLaughlin Renshaw Funeral Chapel
118 North Main Street
Marceline, MO 64658




If you know names of newspapers, past & present, please send the info to

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