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Welcome to Moniteau County, Missouri Genealogy!


This site is part of the MOGenWeb project!


Your county coordinator is Alan Sparks.



Moniteau County Links


Moniteau County Historical Society Library

Moniteau County Historical Society Museum

California Democrat

Tipton Times


Pictures for 137 cemeteries

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The Historical Society cemetery books list over 21,000 burials. With the current project of updating these listings, Moniteau County now has over 28,300 recorded burials in 179 known cemeteries. It is an ongoing project to update these online as they are updated in the Historical Society's database. 

These can be searched using the Search box below or on the cemetery page.

1850 Census - Complete

1860 Census - Not posted
1870 Census - Complete

1880 Census - Not posted
1890 Census - Complete

Full transcriptions of the Moniteau County Census with links to images in the Moniteau County Archives.

Post Offices

The first Post Office in what is now Moniteau County was established at what is now Jamestown in 1830. At present, there are 8 active Post Offices in Moniteau County.


All marriage records from 1845 to the early 1990s have been posted. Listings are ordered by both bride and groom.


History of many Moniteau County Churches. A work in progress with more

churches added regularly.


County Commissioners

A listing and brief biography of the Moniteau County judges and commissioners.


California Mayors

A listing and brief biography of California Mayors.


Lists of letters left at Post Office in California from various early issues of California newspapers

Community History



High Point




Sandy Hook



Other extinct, small villages including:


Mount Vernon



Moniteau Co., MO Queries




View November 1997 to December 1998 Moniteau County Queries


Moniteau County 1999 to present Queries

Moniteau County Lookups

Counties surrounding Moniteau County


Other Links


USGenWeb Links





Special Projects
Archives Project

Census Project

Missouri Tombstone Transcription Project



Moniteau County, Missouri


Moniteau County was formed in 1845 from Cole and Morgan Counties. It is bordered on the north and northwest by Cooper county, on the west and southwest by Morgan, on the south by Miller, on the east and southeast by Cole and on the northeast, across the Missouri River, by Boone county.




Moniteau County has several long time businesses that were started over 50 years ago and continue well into the 21st Century. Below are some of these businesses that started prior to 1965 and a brief history of each.



Blankenship Insurance

Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Home

Burgers' Ozark Country Cured Hams

California Democrat

California Motel

Friedmeyer's California Construction Supplies

Co-Mo Electric Cooperative

Commerce Bank (Moniteau National)

Central Bank (Farmers & Traders)

Gerbes (started in Tipton)

Hug Chiropractic Clinic

Koechner Manufacturing

MFA Cooperative Association (California)

MFA Cooperative Association (Tipton)

Missouri Pacific Railroad

The Peoples Bank of Moniteau County

Phillips Funeral Home

Putnam Chevrolet

Rehagen Heating & Cooling (Twin City)

Sakelaris Ford

State Farm Insurance

Tipton Times

Twin Pine Motel



History of Moniteau County, Missouri Volume II Year 2000 is still available!

The Moniteau County Historical Society has published Volume II of the History of Moniteau County and Families. The last History of Moniteau County and Families was written in 1980. Many years from now these histories and stories will be a valued possession. This is a unique way of celebrating the end of a millennium and to begin the year 2000. This new history is available for pickup by special arrangement or by mail. Click the info button below for ordering instructions.

Click for 2000 History book ordering information

The 2000 book is 860 pages including a surname index! The price is $55 + $6 postage. Please click on the Info button for ordering information.


Special Limited Time offer:

Order the 1980 or 2000 History of Moniteau County book and receive

FREE History of Moniteau County Schools ($7.50 value)

OR Listings of Linn Township Cemeteries ($15 value)




Order the 1980 AND 2000 History of Moniteau County book ($100 + $12 shipping) and receive

FREE History of Moniteau County Schools

AND Listings of Linn Township Cemeteries

($22.50 value)

Snail Mail Addresses

Moniteau County Historical Society
201 N. High
California, MO 65018

The Historical Society Library is now OPEN every Thursday, Friday an Saturday from 1-5 p.m. during April through October.

These following offices refer all genealogical inquiries to the Historical Society. Any questions, please email Alan Sparks.

Moniteau County Clerk
200 E. Main
California, MO 65018

Moniteau County Circuit Clerk
200 E. Main
California, MO 65018


Interesting genealogical links


If you would like to add your link to this list, please contact me.


Ancestry's Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Online Search

National Archives and Records Administration

Ellis Island


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