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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


Added several Cole County Cemeteries

Located at the bottom of the Cemetery page

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.

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.


Moniteau County currently has three high schools








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





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




View November 1997 to December 1998 Moniteau County Queries


Moniteau County 1999 to present Queries

Moniteau County Lookups

Counties surrounding Moniteau County



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


USGenWeb Links

Special Projects

MoGenWeb Archives Project


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.

Index to Obituaries in the California Democrat 1932-2018

The entire index has over 29,000 entries which is too large for one webpage, so this index has been broken down as follows:







All of these pages should be searchable here

Index to Obituaries in the Tipton Times 1871-2000

The entire index has over 16,000 entries which is too large for one webpage, so this index has been broken down as follows:










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 1968 and a brief history of each.


5 & 50 Drive-In

Ace Realty

Arkansas Valley Feathers, Inc.

Beauty Bar

Blankenship Insurance

Bond Pharmacy

Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Home

Burgers' Ozark Country Cured Hams

Cal's Thriftway

California Bowling Alley (Leisure Lanes)

Friedmeyer's California Construction Supplies

California Democrat

California Motel

Cargill, Inc.

Central Bank (Farmers & Traders)

Chuck's Barber Shop

Commerce Bank (Moniteau National)

Co-Mo Electric Cooperative

K. A. Dutcher Paint Co.

Mr. G's Liquor

Gerbes (started in Tipton)

Hainen Buick-Chevrolet

Hug Chiropractic Clinic

Koechner Manufacturing

MFA Cooperative Association (California)

MFA Cooperative Association (Tipton)

Missouri Pacific Railroad

Moniteau County Ready Mix

Nic Nac Cafe

Paradise Donuts (Daylight Donut Shop)

The Peoples Bank of Moniteau County

Phillips Funeral Home

Proctor Lumber (Tipton)

Putnam Chevrolet

Rehagen Heating & Cooling (Twin City)

Sakelaris Ford

Shelter Insurance (Tipton)

Silvey's Shoe Repair

Simpson Barber Shop

Spieler's Inc.

State Farm Insurance

Stonner Dentistry

Sydenstricker Equipment

Tipton Ready Mix

Tipton Times

Twin Pine Motel

VisionHealth Eye Care



Historical Businesses




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

The Historical Society Library is now OPEN every 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

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

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