Camden County, Missouri Genealogy

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Guide to Camden County Missouri genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Camden County, Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Founded January 29, 1841
County Seat Camdenton
Address Camden County Courthouse
1 Court Circuit
Camdenton, MO 65020
Phone: 573.346.4440
Camden County Website

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

County Records has marriage and divorce records from 1902;
Probate Judge has probate records from 1902; Clerk Circuit Court
has court records from 1902; Tompkins Abstract Office has land records[1]

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1841--Camden County was created 29 January 1841 from Benton and Pulaski Counties. County seat: Camdenton. [2] Camden County was originally named Kinderhook County. It was renamed in 1843.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

See an interactive map of Camden County boundary changes at N2Genealogy.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]


Climax Springs
Hurricane Deck
Lake Ozark
Linn Creek
Macks Creek
Osage Beach
Sunrise Beach
Village of Four Seasons

Unincorporated Communities:

Hurricane Deck



Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

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Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

These sites contain lists of many of the cemeteries in Camden, as well as photographs and lists of burials.

Census[edit | edit source]

For tips on accessing Camden County, Missouri Genealogy census records online, see: Missouri Census.

Church[edit | edit source]

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Missouri denominations, view the Missouri Church Records wiki page.

Camden County Missouri contained many churches over the years. Many small local churches were created and disbanded over the years. Known churches currently include.

Missionary Baptist Churches in Mack's Creek

The first known  congregation was originally organized in September 1873 and held meetings in private homes and in the Mack's Creek School House until August 1880. For some reason this group disbanded in 1880. Founding members included Ben Allison, Martha Allison, Alfred Catron, Sarah Catron, Lucinda Catron, George Catron, George Heffner,  and Elders Joe Miller, L.J. Tatum, and W.W. Palmer.

The same month this congregation disbanded, another Missionary Baptist Church was formed in Mack's Creek. This church continued until 1886. Known members were Elders J.M. Russell, J.M. Stincipher, and William West, as well as members J.E. Fowler and A.W. Kain.

The present  Mack's Creek Missionary Baptist Church was organized on January 24, 1910.

There were eight different Baptist meetings in and around Macks Creek.

Source: "The Builders, A History of Mack's Creek 1872-1972." Mack's Creek Lions Club

Other Camden County Churches:

Court[edit | edit source]

Land[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Missouri Land and Property for information about records of land transfers from the government to private ownership. After that transfer, transactions were usually recorded and are currently housed at the county courthouse.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]


Military[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate[edit | edit source]

Probate records include wills, bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distributions. For further information, see United States Probate Records.

In Missouri, probate records have usually been recorded by the clerks of the probate courts, but in some counties the common pleas or circuit courts handled this function. They are frequently indexed.

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more information see the wiki page Missouri Taxation.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths. For additional guidance on researching and using vital records, see United States Vital Records or How to order Missouri Vital Records.

St. Louis and Kansas City recorded births and deaths starting as early as 1850 for deaths and 1870 for births.  The Missouri Department of Health began keeping birth and death records in 1909. County records vary by year and the county. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Missouri Vital Records State Department of Health, the County Clerk's office or order electronically online.

Births[edit | edit source]
Marriages[edit | edit source]
  • 1854-1882 - Camden County Marriage Book 2 Index 1854-1882. Batch M514711 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Deaths[edit | edit source]

Societies and Libraries [edit | edit source]

Camden County Genealogical Association
Post Office Box 3316 
Camdenton, MO 65020

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Web Sites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Camden County, Missouri. Page 398 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at