Oregon County MOGenWeb

Oregon County MOGenWeb

Oregon County's Location

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Oregon County History

Oregon County is described in the Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri (1901) as: "The county in the southern part of the State, bounded on the north by Shannon and Carter, east by Carter and Ripley, south by the state of Arkansas, and west by Howell County; area 491,000 acres"

The first known white settler was Charles Hatcher in 1809, a Revolutionary War veteran.

The population in 1845 was 700. In the next 5 years the population grew to 1,432. In 1860 the population had more than doubled to 3,009. In 1870 there were 278 more individuals. In 1880 there was another increase up to 5,721. However, in 1890 the population had almost doubled again to 10,467.

Above info from Oregon County Heritage Book by the Historical Society of Oregon County and Post Offices: Places, and People of Oregon County

Oregon County Political Townships

Oregon County Cemeteries courtesy of Ed Grooms.

Oregon County Vital Records

RecordsYrs AvailableOffice
Births1883-1890Circuit Court Clerk
Marriages1845-1978Circuit Court Clerk
Deaths1883-1889Circuit Court Clerk
Probate1854-1978Probate Judge
Deeds1845-1978Recorder of Deeds
Court Records   1845-1978Circuit Court Clerk
Naturalization1889-1904Circuit Court Clerk
Tax Lists1872(Records Vault

Contact: Circuit Clerk's Office
Alton, MO 65606

Oregon County Probate Records, Surnames A-F

Larry Flesher, Temporary County Coordinator