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=== Description ===
 
=== Description ===
 
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The county was named for Charles Borromeo. The County is located in the east central area of the state. <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "St. Charles County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Charles_County,_Missouri, accessed 17 Sept 2018.</ref>
The county was named for Charles Borromeo. The county has St. Charles as its seat and the county was created October 1, 1812. The County is located in the east central area of the state. <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "St. Charles County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Charles_County,_Missouri, accessed 17 Sept 2018.</ref>
 
  
 
=== County Courthouse ===
 
=== County Courthouse ===
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=== Populated Places ===
 
=== Populated Places ===
{{MO Populated Places Intro|St. Charles}}
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For a complete list of populated places in St. Charles County, MO, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://missouri.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,183,c,st%2E%20charles.cfm HomeTown Locator].<br>
The following are locations in St. Charles County, Missouri:
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The [https://shsmo.org State Historical Society of Missouri] has information on [https://collections.shsmo.org/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay.html historical Missouri place names] for all 114 Missouri Counties.<br>
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The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>
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Wikipedia contributors, "St. Charles County, Missouri," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Charles_County,_Missouri St. Charles County, Missouri], accessed Dec 2019.</ref>
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{{Populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augusta,_Missouri Augusta]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cottleville,_Missouri Cottleville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dardenne_Prairie,_Missouri Dardenne Prairie]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flint_Hill,_Missouri Flint Hill]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foristell,_Missouri Foristell] St. Charles & Warren co
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_St._Louis,_Missouri Lake St. Louis]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Melle,_Missouri New Melle]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O%27Fallon,_Missouri O'Fallon]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portage_Des_Sioux,_Missouri Portage Des Sioux]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Charles,_Missouri St. Charles]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Paul,_Missouri St. Paul]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Peters,_Missouri St. Peters]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weldon_Spring,_Missouri Weldon Spring]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wentzville,_Missouri Wentzville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Alton,_Missouri West Alton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josephville,_Missouri Josephville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weldon_Spring_Heights,_Missouri Weldon Spring Heights]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Walnut,_Missouri Black Walnut]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blase,_Missouri Blase]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boschertown,_Missouri Boschertown]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cappeln,_Missouri Cappeln]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elm_Point,_Missouri Elm Point]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enon,_St._Charles_County,_Missouri Enon]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Femme_Osage,_Missouri Femme Osage]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilmore,_Missouri Gilmore]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvester,_Missouri Harvester]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howell,_Missouri Howell]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kampville,_Missouri Kampville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klondike,_Missouri Klondike]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marais_Croche,_Missouri Marais Croche]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matson,_Missouri Matson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mechanicsville,_Missouri Mechanicsville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nona,_Missouri Nona]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orchard_Farm,_Missouri Orchard Farm]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pauldingville,_Missouri Pauldingville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peruque,_Missouri Peruque]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schluersburg,_Missouri Schluersburg]
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*Seeburger
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toonerville,_Missouri Toonerville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitecorn,_Missouri Whitecorn]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defiance,_Missouri Defiance]</div>
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*Blanchette
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*Boone
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*Cottleville
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dardenne_Township,_St._Charles_County,_Missouri Dardenne]
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*Friedens
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*Frontier
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*Harvester
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*Lindenwood
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*O'Fallon
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*Rivers
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*St. Peters
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*Spencer Creek
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*Wentzville
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*Zumbehl
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firma,_Missouri Firma]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamburg,_Missouri Hamburg]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machens,_Missouri Machens]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilkie,_Missouri Wilkie]
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*The [http://shs.umsystem.edu/index.shtml State Historical Society of Missouri] has information on [http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay.html historical Missouri place names] for all 114 Missouri Counties.
 
 
=== History Timeline ===
 
=== History Timeline ===
 
{{MO Historical Timeline Intro|St. Charles}}
 
{{MO Historical Timeline Intro|St. Charles}}
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/mo/st_charles.htm MOInterment]
 
* [http://www.interment.net/us/mo/st_charles.htm MOInterment]
 
* [http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=98 MOGravestones]
 
* [http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=98 MOGravestones]
* [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=20644&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=29&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
 
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Missouri/St.-Charles-County?id=county_1488 Findagrave.com]
 
* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Missouri/St.-Charles-County?id=county_1488 Findagrave.com]
 
* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
 
* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394497&reqParentsLabel=St.%20Charles%2C%20Missouri%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
 
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Missouri Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 
| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Missouri Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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=== Census Records ===
 
=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|type = USA
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Charles_County,_Missouri#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1810 |3505 
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|1820 |3970 
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|1830 |4320
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|1840 |7911
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|1850 |11454
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|1860 |16523
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|1870 |21304
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|1880 |23065
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|1890 |22977
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|1900 |24474
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|1910 |24695
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|1920 |22828
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|1930 |24354
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|1940 |25562
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|1950 |29834
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|1960 |52970
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|1970 |92954 
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|1980 |144107
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|1990 |212907
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|2000 |283883
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|2010 |360485
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{{MO Census Intro|St. Charles}}
 
{{MO Census Intro|St. Charles}}
  
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=== Church Records ===
 
=== Church Records ===
{{MO Church Intro|St. Charles}}
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{{MO Church Intro|St. Charles}}<br>
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394497&reqParentsLabel=St.%20Charles%2C%20Missouri%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]'''
  
 
The St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church was established in St. Charles in 1791. As the population grew, additional parishes flourished in the county.  Extractions of the early records are available, and provide information on baptisms, marriages and deaths. An influx of German immigrants led to the establishment of Evangelical and Lutheran churches. Records of these churches have been extracted and are available for research.
 
The St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church was established in St. Charles in 1791. As the population grew, additional parishes flourished in the county.  Extractions of the early records are available, and provide information on baptisms, marriages and deaths. An influx of German immigrants led to the establishment of Evangelical and Lutheran churches. Records of these churches have been extracted and are available for research.
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'''Femme Osage Evangelical Church'''
 
'''Femme Osage Evangelical Church'''
  
*'''1836-1891'''  Femme Osage Evangelical Church Baptism Index 1836-1891. Batches {{IGI|C734024}} and {{IGI|C726721}} at FamilySearch.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f4/Igimissourir.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1836-1891'''  Femme Osage Evangelical Church Baptism Index 1836-1891. Batches {{IGI|C734024}} and {{IGI|C726721}} at FamilySearch.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igimissourir.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/f/f4/Igimissourir.pdf]].</ref>
  
 
=== Court Records ===
 
=== Court Records ===
 
{{MO Court Intro|St. Charles}}
 
{{MO Court Intro|St. Charles}}
  
*'''1800-1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1800-1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
A Court of Common Pleas was established in 1805. It was later replaced by a Circuit Court. Court case files from 1805 to 1845 have been indexed and microfilmed by the Missouri State Archives. Additional case files are still being processed.
 
A Court of Common Pleas was established in 1805. It was later replaced by a Circuit Court. Court case files from 1805 to 1845 have been indexed and microfilmed by the Missouri State Archives. Additional case files are still being processed.
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{{MO History}}
 
{{MO History}}
*''Early History of St. Charles and St. Charles County''. By J. C. Holmes. 1912. St. Charles : Banner-News. Available online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE930450 FamilySearch]
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*''Early History of St. Charles and St. Charles County''. By J. C. Holmes. 1912. St. Charles : Banner-News. Available online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/107916-early-history-of-st-charles-and-st-charles-county?offset=1 FamilySearch]
  
 
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{MO Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MO St. Charles County}}}}
 
{{MO Maps Intro|St. Charles}}
 
{{MO Maps Intro|St. Charles}}
{{MO Neighboring Counties Intro|{{MOSt. Charles, Missouri Clickable Neighbors}}}}
 
 
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
 
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Saint_Charles_County St. Charles County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
 
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Saint_Charles_County St. Charles County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
 
*The [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/ University of Missouri Digital Library] has digital copies of [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx/cgi/i/image/image-idx?sid=7474c95ce6e68ec22a63efb27869515c;page=index;c=platic Missouri county plat books] {{nowrap|(ca. 1930)}} for all Missouri counties including St. Charles County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
 
*The [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/ University of Missouri Digital Library] has digital copies of [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx/cgi/i/image/image-idx?sid=7474c95ce6e68ec22a63efb27869515c;page=index;c=platic Missouri county plat books] {{nowrap|(ca. 1930)}} for all Missouri counties including St. Charles County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394497&reqParentsLabel=St.%20Charles%2C%20Missouri%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
  
 
=== Migration ===
 
=== Migration ===
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==== World War II ====
 
==== World War II ====
 
{{MO World War II Intro|St. Charles}}
 
{{MO World War II Intro|St. Charles}}
*'''1941-1946''' {{RecordSearch|2392705|Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1940-1945''' {{RecordSearch|2759143|Missouri, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1941-1946''' {{RecordSearch|2392705|Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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'''Online Probate Records'''
 
'''Online Probate Records'''
*'''1750-1988''' {{RecordSearch|2399107|Missouri Probate Records 1750-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1750-1988''' {{RecordSearch|2399107|Missouri Probate Records 1750-1998}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — images
 
*'''1766-1988''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9071 Missouri Wills and Probate Records 1766-1988] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index and images ($)
 
*'''1766-1988''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9071 Missouri Wills and Probate Records 1766-1988] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index and images ($)
  
 
=== School Records ===
 
=== School Records ===
 
{{MO Schools Intro|St. Charles}}
 
{{MO Schools Intro|St. Charles}}
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===Social Security Records===
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*'''1935-2014''' {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[United States Social Security Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index. ''Also at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3693/ Ancestry], [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/social-security-death-index findmypast], [https://www.fold3.com/title/830/ Fold3], [https://www.genealogybank.com/explore/ssdi/all GenealogyBank], [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10002/us-social-security-death-index-ssdi?s=270606331 MyHeritage], and [https://stevemorse.org/ssdi/ssdi.html Steve Morse].'' [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Death Index (SSDI)|Click here for more information]].
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*'''1936-2007''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry ($)] — index, [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Applications and Claims Index|click here for more information]].
  
 
=== Tax Records ===
 
=== Tax Records ===
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==== Birth ====
 
==== Birth ====
 
{{MO Birth Intro|St. Charles}}
 
{{MO Birth Intro|St. Charles}}
 
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*'''1817-1939''' {{RecordSearch|2524491|Missouri Births, 1817-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*'''1827-1935''' {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1827-1935''' {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1851-1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1170 Missouri Birth Records, 1851-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index/images ($)
 
*'''1851-1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1170 Missouri Birth Records, 1851-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index/images ($)
  
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{{MO Marriage Intro|St. Charles}}
 
{{MO Marriage Intro|St. Charles}}
  
*'''1750-1920''' {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1750-1920''' {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1776-1988''' [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=missouri%2cmo Missouri, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
 
*'''1776-1988''' [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=missouri%2cmo Missouri, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
*'''1800-1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1800-1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1805-2002''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1171 Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($)
 
*'''1805-2002''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1171 Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($)
 
*'''1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2094 Missouri Marriages to 1850] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index ($)
 
*'''1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2094 Missouri Marriages to 1850] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index ($)
  
 
==== Death ====
 
==== Death ====
{{MO Vital Records - Death Intro|St. Charles}}
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{{MO Death Intro|St. Charles}}
  
 
*'''1834-1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1172 Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index/images ($)
 
*'''1834-1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1172 Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index/images ($)
*'''1867-1976''' {{RecordSearch|1680837|Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1867-1976''' {{RecordSearch|1680837|Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1883-1930''' {{RecordSearch|2448947|Missouri Deaths, 1883-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1910-1960''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10018/missouri-death-certificates-1910-1960?s=275764761 Missouri Death Certificates, 1910 - 1960] at MyHeritage ($) — index
 
*Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/ Missouri Death Certificates] more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.
 
*Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/ Missouri Death Certificates] more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.
  
 
==== Divorce ====
 
==== Divorce ====
{{MO Vital Records - Divorce Intro|St. Charles}}
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{{MO Divorce Intro|St. Charles}}
  
 
== Research Facilities ==
 
== Research Facilities ==
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== Websites ==
 
== Websites ==
 
{{MO Websites Intro|St. Charles}}
 
{{MO Websites Intro|St. Charles}}
*  [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/result-list/fullRecord:st.+charles+county/ Missouri Digital Heritage]. Free. digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
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*  [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/desktop/en/search.html Missouri Digital Heritage]. Free. digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
*  [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mostchar/index.htm MOGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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*  [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~mostchar/index.htm MOGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
 
*  [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/stcharles/stcharles.htm USGenWeb Archives]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
 
*  [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/stcharles/stcharles.htm USGenWeb Archives]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
 
*{{FHL Place IDNum|203443|Missouri|St.%20Charles}}. Free. - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
 
*{{FHL Place IDNum|203443|Missouri|St.%20Charles}}. Free. - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
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Revision as of 11:25, 20 September 2020

Guide to St. Charles County, Missouri ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: St. Charles
Organized: October 1, 1812
Parent County(s): Original county[1]
Neighboring Counties
Calhoun (IL)  • Franklin  • Jersey (IL)  • Lincoln  • Madison (IL)  • St. Louis  • Warren
See County Maps
Courthouse
MissouriStCharlesCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Missouri St. Charles County Map.svg.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The county was named for Charles Borromeo. The County is located in the east central area of the state. [2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

St. Charles County Courthouse
201 N 2nd Street
St. Charles, MO 63301
Phone: 636-949-7550
St. Charles County Website

Recorder of Deeds has marriage and land records.
Probate Court has probate records.
Clerk of the Circuit Court has court records.[3]

St. Charles County, Missouri Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1867 1807 1867 1808 1804 1805 1830
Statewide registration started in 1910 for births and deaths. General compliance for births by 1927 and deaths by 1911.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1812 St. Charles County was created October 1, 1812 as an original county.
  • County seat: St. Charles[5]

For animated maps illustrating Missouri county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Missouri County Boundary Maps" (1804-1889) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places in St. Charles County, MO, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator.
The State Historical Society of Missouri has information on historical Missouri place names for all 114 Missouri Counties.
The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[6]

Cities
Villages
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places
Townships
  • Blanchette
  • Boone
  • Cottleville
  • Dardenne
  • Friedens
  • Frontier
  • Harvester
  • Lindenwood
  • O'Fallon
  • Rivers
  • St. Peters
  • Spencer Creek
  • Wentzville
  • Zumbehl
Ghost towns


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of St. Charles County, Missouri online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Missouri Cemeteries for more information

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1810 3,505
1820 3,970 13.3%
1830 4,320 8.8%
1840 7,911 83.1%
1850 11,454 44.8%
1860 16,523 44.3%
1870 21,304 28.9%
1880 23,065 8.3%
1890 22,977 −0.4%
1900 24,474 6.5%
1910 24,695 0.9%
1920 22,828 −7.6%
1930 24,354 6.7%
1940 25,562 5.0%
1950 29,834 16.7%
1960 52,970 77.5%
1970 92,954 75.5%
1980 144,107 55.0%
1990 212,907 47.7%
2000 283,883 33.3%
2010 360,485 27.0%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".


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

Church Records[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.
List of Churches and Church Parishes

The St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church was established in St. Charles in 1791. As the population grew, additional parishes flourished in the county. Extractions of the early records are available, and provide information on baptisms, marriages and deaths. An influx of German immigrants led to the establishment of Evangelical and Lutheran churches. Records of these churches have been extracted and are available for research.

Evangelical
Femme Osage Evangelical Church

  • 1836-1891 Femme Osage Evangelical Church Baptism Index 1836-1891. Batches C734024 and C726721 at FamilySearch.[7]

Court Records[edit | edit source]

A Court of Common Pleas was established in 1805. It was later replaced by a Circuit Court. Court case files from 1805 to 1845 have been indexed and microfilmed by the Missouri State Archives. Additional case files are still being processed.

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[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. The land encompassed by St. Charles County was ruled by the French and then the Spanish prior to the Louisiana Purchase. Spanish land grants were given to many settlers migrating from territory of the U. S. One of the famous early settlers was Daniel Boone, who came with over 100 families in the late 18th century.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for St. Charles County, Missouri Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the Wiki page section Missouri Local Histories.


  • Early History of St. Charles and St. Charles County. By J. C. Holmes. 1912. St. Charles : Banner-News. Available online at FamilySearch

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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for more resources

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Online Records

Regiments
Service men in St. Charles County, Missouri served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in St. Charles County:

- 1st Regiment Missouri Infantry (Union), Company K
- 1st Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company L
- 1st Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Unassigned Company
- 1st Battery, Missouri State Militia Artillery (Union), Company A
- 1st Battery, Missouri State Militia Artillery (Union), Company B
- 1st Battery, Missouri State Militia Artillery (Union), Company C
- 1st Battery, Missouri State Militia Artillery (Union), Company D
- 27th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company A
- 27th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company B

- 27th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company C
- 27th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company D
- 27th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company E
- 27th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company F
- 27th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company G
- 27th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company I
- 27th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company K
- 27th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company M
- 10th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company M

World War II[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[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.

Original probate court records, probate files, and will books of the 19th century are held by the St. Charles County Historical Society.  Probate files have been microfilmed by State Archives.

Online Probate Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Social Security Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[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.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in St. Charles County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Missouri Archives and Libraries.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in St. Charles County. For state-wide library facilities, see Missouri Archives and Libraries.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in St. Charles County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Missouri Societies.

  • St. Charles County Historical Society
    101 South Main Street
    St. Charles, MO 63301
    Phone: 636-946-9828
    Website
    The Society has an extensive collection of materials relevant to family history. It is the repository of 19th century will books, probate records, naturalization records, and court records. It also houses many compiled genealogies, and indexes to many church records and cemeteries of the county.

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • Missouri Digital Heritage. Free. digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
  • MOGenWeb. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
  • USGenWeb Archives. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
  • FamilySearch Catalog . Free. - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use Historical Records to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
  • RootsWeb resources. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
  • Linkpendium. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
  • CyndisList. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
  • StateofUS. Free. family history resources and government records
  • Missouri Genealogy. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "St. Charles County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Charles_County,_Missouri, accessed 17 Sept 2018.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), St. Charles County, Missouri. Page 397-407 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 393-397.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "St. Charles County, Missouri," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, St. Charles County, Missouri, accessed Dec 2019.
  7. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/f/f4/Igimissourir.pdf.