Marion County, Missouri Genealogy Guide2016-06-20T21:41:37+00:00

Marion County, Missouri Records

Marion County, Missouri (Map It) was created on December 23, 1826 from Ralls County. The county was named in honor of Francis Marion (1732–1795), a military officer who served in the American Revolutionary War.

Marion County is bordered by Lewis County (north), Adams County, Illinois (northeast), Pike County, Illinois (southeast), Ralls County (south), Monroe County (southwest), Shelby County (west).

Marion County Cities and Towns include Hannibal, Monroe City, Palmyra, Philadelphia, Taylor, West Quincy.

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

Marion County, Missouri Courthouse Records

Marion County, Missouri Courthouse
Marion County, MO Courthouse

The Marion County Courthouse is located in Palmyra, 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 Marion 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.

  • Marion County Recorder of Deeds has Marriage Records from 1827 and Land Records from 1827
  • Marion County Circuit Court Clerk / Probate Court Clerk has Probate Records from 1827  and Court & Divorce Records from 1827.
  • Marion County Clerk of the Court has Birth & Death Records from 1883-90; Also births 1927-30 and deaths 1927-30 including Register of births and stillbirths, 1883-1889 and 1927-1930; Register of deaths, 1883-1889 and 1927-1930
  • Marion 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.
  • Marion County Health Department has Birth Certificates since 1920 and Death Certificates since 1980

Marion County, Missouri Census Records

Marion County, Missouri Vital Records

Marion County, Missouri Resources

Marion County, Missouri External Links