County & USGenWeb

My name is Tara R Barrett and I am the person responsible for New Madrid County. New Madrid District was one of the original five districts formed by the Spanish government when it assumed control in 1770. The other four were St. Louis, St. Charles, Ste. Genevieve, & Cape Girardeau. Eventually the districts became counties and many counties branched off from these original five districts. The first white settlers, two Canadian traders, Francois and Joseph LeSieur, came to the New Madrid district in 1783. New Madrid County was created in 1812. The county seat is New Madrid. Recorder of Deeds has marriage records, Clerk of Circuit Court had divorce records and Civil Court records and Probate Clerk has probate records. New Madrid County, PO Box 68, New Madrid, MO 63869-0068 314-748-2524 (Some of this information was sent in by New Madrid Co native, Mary Sue Shy Anton)

New Madrid County is surrounded by the counties of Dunklin, Mississippi, Pemiscot, Scott and Stoddard.

See County Resources on the left to view 1820 & 1830 Census Index, New Madrid High Graduates, Marriage Records, Lookup volunteers & Miscellaneous Records.
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New Madrid County Library-
New Madrid Memorial Library
431 Mill St.
New Madrid, MO 63869
INFO: At this time New Madrid Co Library does not have access to the web. They do however house census records on microfilm, cemetery records and some family histories. Please send a SASE with any inqueries, and remeber to thank these great people for their time and efforts. A little appreciation goes a long way:-) You may also write:
New Madrid Co. Library
309 E. Main
Portageville, Mo 63873
I would like to thank Sue Ann Schlosser for supplying this information.

218 Main Street
New Madrid, MO 63869
Available at the New Madrid Library through 1993 on microfilm.

Missouri Dept of Health

Check out
Missouri Master County Index,
USGenWeb Main Page
or World GenWeb.
Also check out... Mo Archives Project, Mo Tombstone Transcription Project & Mo Census Project

If you would like to contribute your information to this page, please let me know. Many counties still need volunteers. To find out more, go to the MOGenWeb site, click on the county of your choice, and contact the state coordinator. (more info)

If you would like to contribute information for this page or help with look-ups, contact me at:

email me
This page was last updated on Tuesday, 20-Jul-1999 20:59:03 MDT

Copyright 1997, 1998, 1999 by Tara Barrett