Polk County, Missouri Records

Polk County, Missouri (Map It) was created on January 5, 1835 from Greene County. The county was named in honor of James K. Polk (1795–1849), 11th President of the United States.

Polk County is bordered by Hickory County (north), Dallas County (east), Greene County (south), Dade County (southwest), Cedar County (west), St. Clair County (northwest).

Polk County Cities and Towns include Aldrich, Bolivar, Brighton, Dunnegan, Eudora, Fair Play, Flemington, Goodson, Goodnight, Halfway, Humansville, Morrisville, Pleasant Hope, Polk, Tin Town.

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

Polk County, Missouri Courthouse Records

Polk County, Missouri Courthouse
Polk County, MO Courthouse

The Polk County Courthouse is located in Bolivar, 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 Polk 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.

  • Polk County Recorder of Deeds has Marriage Records from 1836 and Land Records from 1837
  • Polk County Circuit Court Clerk / Probate Court Clerk has Probate Records from 1835  and Court & Divorce Records from 1836.
  • Polk County Clerk of the Court has Birth & Death Records from 1872–1900 
  • Polk 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.
  • Polk County Health Department has Birth Certificates since 1920 and Death Certificates since 1980

Polk County, Missouri Census Records

Polk County, Missouri Vital Records

Polk County, Missouri Resources

Polk County, Missouri External Links