Dent County, Missouri Records

Dent County, Missouri (Map It) was created on February 10, 1851 from Crawford County and Shannon County. The county was named in honor of James Dent, pioneering settler .

Dent County is bordered by Crawford County (north), Iron County (northeast), Reynolds County (southeast), Shannon County (south), Texas County (southwest), Phelps County (northwest).

Dent County Cities and Towns include Boss, Bunker, Doss, Gladden, Jadwin, Lake Spring, Lecoma, Lenox, Montauk, Salem, Sligo.

A Map of Dent County, Missouri contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Dent County, Missouri Courthouse Records

Dent County, Missouri Courthouse
Dent County, MO Courthouse

The Dent County Courthouse is located in Salem, Missouri. The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Dent county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.

Courthouse burned in 1864 The next courthouse, built in 1864, also fell victim to fire in May 1866. The fire destroyed county records.

  • Dent County Recorder of Deeds has Marriage Records from 1851 and Land Records from 1851, the deeds from 1851-1866 were recreated
  • Dent County Circuit Court Clerk / Probate Court Clerk has Probate Records from 1866 and Court & Divorce Records from 1866.
  • Dent County Clerk of the Court has Birth & Death Records from 1883-84
  • Dent County Tax Assessor Office is responsible for appraising and assessing real estate property and person property for the purpose of taxation as well as transferring ownership of real estate, and keeping real estate maps up to date.
  • Local Records Inventory Database, produced by the Missouri Local Records Preservation Program, is a compilation of inventories of local government records identified as having permanent or enduring value and housed primarily in county and municipal offices, but includes some libraries, museums, and historical and genealogical societies that maintain government records. Not all Missouri offices have been inventoried.
  • Dent County Health Department has Birth Certificates since 1920 and Death Certificates since 1980

Dent County, Missouri Census Records

Dent County, Missouri Vital Records

Dent County, Missouri Resources

Dent County, Missouri External Links