Lawrence County Missouri
History and Genealogy

Lawrence County was organized in 1845 from northern Barry and southern Dade counties. Earlier this area was part of the original Greene County. The first settlers of European descent began arriving in present day Lawrence County in the early 1830s, about five years after the Indian Removal of 1825. Immigrants came primarily from Virginia, Kentucky, the Carolinas and Tennessee. Today the county has 14 townships with Mount Vernon being the County Seat. For a listing of towns, villages and features (past and present) click here

This is a genealogy web site. If you're looking for current county information try these web sites:

Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce
Aurora Chamber of Commerce
Monett Chamber of Commerce
Missouri Chamber of Commerce

The History of Aurora at the Aurora Chamber of Commerce is highly recommended.

Lawrence County

Lawrence County Research Aids

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Ancestry/Rootsweb Message Board, Lawrence County Missouri.
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Links to surrounding counties, genealogical societies, government and educational resources in Ozarks Region and Missouri.

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African Americans in Missouri History
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Maps at Oseda
Missouri in the Civil War
US Geological Survey - GNIS place locator
Lawrence County
Missouri Territory
We are frequently confused with:
Lawrence Co, Missouri Territory,
became Lawrence County, Arkansas 1819; "Many Arkansas families went back and forth across state lines between MO & AR. Our Lawrence County was here a long time and was about 1/3 of the state of {now} AR in 1815." --Jeri Helms Fultz

This page was last updated 02 March 2018
Larry Flesher, temporary Coordinator

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