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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

 

California Commercial District Survey Report from 2008


Cemeteries

Pictures for 139 cemeteries in Moniteau County

Look for the and icons

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.


Veterans

There are 2 prominent Veterans memorials in Moniteau County and soon to be a third.  Together, they list nearly 6,000 Moniteau County veterans

California-Jamestown Areas

High Point

Tipton


Census
1850 Census

1850 Census - Slave Schedule

1850 Census - Mortality Schedule

1860 Census - Not posted

1860 Census - Slave Schedule

1860 Census - Mortality Schedule
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.


Schools

Moniteau County currently has three high schools

 

California

School Website

Aurora Alumni Association

Lists all CHS alumni since 1885

 

Jamestown

School Website

 

Tipton

School Website

 

And 3 Elementary/Middle/Jr High Schools

Clarksburg

School Website

 

High Point

School Website

 

Latham

School Website

School History

 

In the past there have been at least five other high schools

Clarksburg

Fortuna

Harrison

Humboldt

Latham


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.


Marriages

All marriage records from 1845 to 2021 have been posted by Bride and Groom.


Churches

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.


Letters

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


Community History

California

Clarksburg

High Point

Jamestown

Latham

McGirk

Sandy Hook

Tipton

 

Other extinct, small villages including:

Magnolia

Mount Vernon



Other genealogical links

 

Ancestry's Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Online Search (Ancestry.com)
National Archives and Records Administration

 

USGenWeb Links

Special Projects

MoGenWeb Archives Project

USGenWeb

Census Project
WorldGenWeb 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.


California-Jamestown Area Veterans Memorial

California Progress, Inc. (CPI) is soliciting funds and names for a Veterans Memorial as part of the Latham Memorial Family Park in California. The park being developed is the former site of the Latham Hospital. The requirement to have a name on the memorial is for the veteran to have lived in Walker Township (California, McGirk areas) or Linn Township (Jamestown, Lupus, Sandy Hook areas) of Moniteau County at some point in their life and not be an active service member. CPI has decided to not include active service members at this time.

 

This page lists the 3,110 names submitted to the engravers and information about how to submit a name for future inclusion on the memorial. As of September 9, 2021 names are being compiled as future additions to the memorial.

 


 

The Aurora Alumni Association of California High School has published a 130th Anniversary history book that details the history of the school with over 7,500 graduates listed.

 

 

Included are lists of various Kings and Queens through the years along with State Champion and State-placing Sports teams. Also included are DECA State & National Award winners and National FFA degree winners.


Obituary Indexes

Moniteau County Herald

1889-1946

Over 10,200 Entries

California Democrat

1932-2018

Over 29,000 Entries

Tipton Times

1871-2000

Over 16,000 Entries

  1932-1949 1871-1899
1889-1921 1950-1969 1900-1929
1922-1946 1970-1989 1930-1949
  1990-2004 1950-1969
  2005-2018 1970-1989
    1990-2000

All of these pages should be searchable here

 


 

Businesses

Moniteau County has several long time businesses that were started over 50 years ago and continue today. Below are some of these businesses that started prior to 1972 and a brief history of each.

 

Active Businesses

Historical

(No longer in business)

5 & 50 Drive-In

Hug Chiropractic Clinic Beauty Bar

Arkansas Valley Feathers, Inc.

Koechner Manufacturing Bixler's

Blankenship Insurance

MFA Cooperative Association (California)

Tipton Chevrolet

Bond Pharmacy

MFA Cooperative Association (Tipton)

Dairy Queen

Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Home

Missouri Pacific Railroad

Family Shoe Store

Burgers' Ozark Country Cured Hams

Moniteau County Ready Mix

Hainen Buick

Cal's Thriftway

Paradise Donuts (Daylight Doughnut Shop)

Nic Nac Cafe

California Lanes (Leisure Lanes)

The Peoples Bank of Moniteau County

Reed's Department Store

California Construction Supplies

Phillips Funeral Home

Spieler's Inc.

California Democrat

Proctor Lumber (Tipton)

Tipton Manufacturing Co.
California Motel

Putnam Chevrolet

Woolen Mill

Cargill, Inc.

Rehagen Heating & Cooling (Twin City)

 

Central Bank (Farmers & Traders)

Sakelaris Ford

 

Chuck's Barber Shop

Shelter Insurance (Tipton)

 

Commerce Bank (Moniteau National)

Simpson Barber Shop

 

Co-Mo Electric Cooperative

State Farm Insurance

 
Dala's Bridal Boutique

Stonner Dentistry

 

K. A. Dutcher Paint Co.

Sydenstricker Equipment

 

Mr. G's Liquor

Tipton Ready Mix

 

Gerbes (started in Tipton)

Tipton Times

 

Hainen Ford

Twin Pine Motel

 

 

VisionHealth Eye Care  

 


 

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 $25 + $7.50 postage. Please click on the Info button for ordering information.

 


Snail Mail Addresses

Moniteau County Historical Society
201 N. High
California, MO 65018
573-796-3563

The Historical Society Library is now OPEN every Thursday, Friday and 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
573-796-4661

Moniteau County Circuit Clerk
200 E. Main
California, MO 65018
573-796-2071


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