Scott County, Missouri Genealogical Societies

Scott County,  Missouri Genealogical Societies

This page last updated:  October 17, 2001

wb00727_.gif (932 bytes).This page provides listings and information on Genealogical Societies with information on Scott County, Missouri.  If you have information on a genealogical society that you would like listed on this page, please send me the information and I will be glad to list it.  Redgie Peck

Commerce Historical Society

Scott County Historical & Genealogical Society

Commerce Historical Society
P.O. Box 93,
Commerce, MO 63742
We put out a 24 page newsletter bi-monthly. We have books, microfilm and will look up information about Scott County, Mo. We only charge for copies and would like a stamped self-addressed envelope (most of the time $2.00 will cover the copies), if we find the cost will be more we will let them know ahead of time.We would like to use our findings on the research projects we do for others in our newsletter, and books we print for sale. The cost to join the Society is $10.00 for reg. $15.00 sustaining, or $100.00 life time.The membership goes from the month you join, not by the first of the year, unless you would like all back issues for the year. Our newsletter does have an index in each issue. We do have the Commerce Museum open the third full weekend of every month, and we are co-sponsoring two big events this year; The Civil War Encampment, on the last weekend of April, and the Crowley's Ridge Rendezvous, on the second weekend of October. The Society has taken on a project of cleaning and maintaining the old cemetery in Commerce aka Anderson Cemetery aka the Commerce Cemetery aka the Old Hill Cemetery. It was overgrown with vines and trees and we have about 1/3 of it cleared. Over 800 people were buried there. We are starting a fund to pay for the maintenance of the cemetery. We have $2,000.00 in it now and hope to double that amount this year. We would like to have a web page but can not afford it at this time. We also have books for sale by various authors, on Scott County and people and places. If someone would like a list of the books, they can send a stamped self-addressed envelope to us and we will send them a copy of our list and prices. We do reserve the right to make a little on the items we sell, so we can do other projects.

The Scott County Historical & Genealogy Society
Benton Public Library, Highway 61
P. 0. Box 151
Benton, Missouri 63736
Meetings - 3rd Tuesday evening of each month, 7:00 P.M., at the County Court House in Benton
Annual Dues: $10.00 which includes a monthly newsletter
The Scott County Historical Society is a non-profit organization incorporated on November 15, 1980, at Morley, Missouri. The society was formed to:

  1. Collect and preserve historical data concerning Scott County, Missouri
  2. Publish, disseminate, and present information about, and to encourage interest in the history of this area
  3. Communicate the past to the present life of the community, to bring to the present the encouragement and inspiration which comes from an accurate knowledge of the past
  4. Undertake the collection of funds for the above purposes.

Caryl Joyce Hairston
Margaret Cline Harmon

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