Madison County

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Madison County


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Organized: December 14, 1818
Named after: James Madison
County seat: Fredericktown


Madison County, Missouri was formed in 1818 from Cape Girardeau and St. Genevieve Counties. Birth records are available from 1883-1900. Marriage records are on file from 1821 and death records from 1883-1900. Land records from 1819 exist. Probate records exist from 1821 and court records are on file in the county courthouse since 1827.

A widely accepted theory is that Fredericktown, the county seat of Madison County, was named for Captain George Frederick Bollinger, a young active pioneer and statesmen of the time.

The Village of St. Michael, which later became Fredericktown, was settled in 1799 by French settlers exploring the lead mines of Mine La Motte, four miles north of Fredericktown.

Madison County is surrounded by the counties of Wayne, Iron, St. Francois, Perry, and Bollinger.

Hello! Thank you for visiting our site. My name is Michael Miller, coordinator for the Madison County MOGenWeb Project. I hope you find your visit here helpful. If you have documentation, pictures, or any Madison County data, etc that will be helpful to other Madison County researchers and would like to contribute please contact me by clicking on my name above. 

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Census / State Archives

Madison County Court Records

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Madison County Birth / Death / Cemeteries / Obits

Madison County Churches / Schools

Madison County Military

Madison County People and Place Photographs

People of Madison Co. Pictures - Biographies  

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Madison County History

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Madison County History

Madison County Links/Contacts

Madison County Courthouse
#1 Courthouse Square
Fredericktown, MO 63645
Phone: 573-783-2102

Historic Madison County
122 North Main Street
Fredericktown, Mo. 63645

Ozark Regional Library
137 W. Main St
Fredericktown, MO 63645

Veterans Books and Information:
Mrs. Glenna Bollinger
904 E. 72 Hwy
Fredericktown, Mo. 63645

GNIS Geographical Locator

State Historical Society of Missouri, Columbia

Missouri State Genealogical Association

Missouri Historical Society

Missouri Census Project

Missouri Cemetery Transcription Project

Western Historical Manuscript Collection - Columbia, MO

Old Misouri Maps (1816-1860)

Official Federal Land Patent Website

National Archives And Records Administration

Political Graveyard Madison Co. MO

USGenWeb Archives

National Register of Historical Places

The Cape Rock Gazetteer-Madison Co

Madison CO Profile

Frontier Families of Mo. Families from the Upper Louisiana Territory 1790-1820

Madison County The Probate Records Microfilm Project

Discovering Fredericktown

Virtually Missouri Digitized Collections



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