Osage County, Missouri Records

Osage County, Missouri (Map It) was created on January 29, 1841 from Gasconade County. The county was named for the Osage River, a 360 miles (580 km) long tributary of the Missouri River in central Missouri; the name of the river is probably derived from a French corruption of "Washazhe" – the name of the Osage Native Americans .

Osage County is bordered by Callaway County (north), Gasconade County (east), Maries County (south), Miller County (southwest), Cole County (west).

Osage County Cities and Towns include Argyle, Belle, Bonnots Mill, Chamois, Folk, Frankenstein, Freeburg, Koeltztown, Linn, Loose Creek, Meta, Rich Fountain, Westphalia.

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

Osage County, Missouri Courthouse Records

Osage County, Missouri Courthouse
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Osage County, MO Courthouse

The Osage County Courthouse is located in Linn, Missouri. A fire on November 14, 1880, damaged the courthouse. Fire destroyed the courthouse October 30, 1922. 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 Osage 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.

  • Osage County Recorder of Deeds has Marriage Records from 1841 and Land Records from 1841
  • Osage County Circuit Court Clerk / Probate Court Clerk has Probate Records from 1841  and Court & Divorce Records from 1841.
  • Osage County Clerk of the Court has Birth & Death Records from 1883-98 
  • Osage 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.
  • Osage County Health Department has Birth Certificates since 1920 and Death Certificates since 1980

Osage County, Missouri Census Records

Osage County, Missouri Vital Records

Osage County, Missouri Resources

Osage County, Missouri External Links

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