Washington County, Missouri Records

Washington County, Missouri (Map It) was created on August 21, 1813 from Ste. Genevieve County. The county was named in honor of George Washington (1732–1799), commander of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War and first President of the United States.

Washington County is bordered by Franklin County (north), Jefferson County (northeast), St. Francois County (east), Iron County (south), Crawford County (west).

Washington County Cities and Towns include Belgrade, Berryman, Cadet, Caledonia, Courtois, Irondale, Mineral Point, Potosi, Richwoods, Tiff.

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

Washington County, Missouri Courthouse Records

Washington County, Missouri Courthouse
Washington County, MO Courthouse

The Washington County Courthouse is located in Potosi, Missouri. In 1906 the Courthouse burned, but before the building was completely destroyed the officials were able to carry the records out safely. 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 Washington 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.

  • Washington County Recorder of Deeds has Marriage Records from 1815 and Land Records from 1813
  • Washington County Circuit Court Clerk / Probate Court Clerk has Probate Records from 1813 and Court & Divorce Records from 1819.
  • Washington County Clerk of the Court has Birth Records from 1883–95 and Death Records from extant for 1883—95 and 1974—76 only, including Permanent record of births, 1883-1895; Permanent record of deaths, 1883-1895 and 1974-1976; Negro marriage records with births, 1865-1875
  • Washington 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.
  • Washington County Health Department has Birth Certificates since 1920 and Death Certificates since 1980

Washington County, Missouri Census Records

Washington County, Missouri Vital Records

Washington County, Missouri Resources

Washington County, Missouri External Links