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Franklin County

Franklin County was formed on 11 December 1818.


Communities: Anaconda, Beaufort, Beemont, Berger, Boles, Campbellton, Catawissa, Champion City, Charmwood, Clover Bottom, Dissen, Dundee, Elmont, Etlah, Gerald, Gildehouse, Gray Summit, Hemker, Huff, Jaegers Shop, Japan, Jeffriesburg, Kiel, Kohl City, Krakow, Labadie, Lake St. Clair, Leslie, Lonedell, Luebbering, Lyon, Maupin, Miramiguoa Park, Monday, Moselle, Mount Hope, Neier, New Haven, Noser Mill, Oak Grove Village, Oetters, Pacific, Parkway, Port Hudson, Robertsville, Spring Bluff, St. Albans, St. Clair, Stanton, Strain, Sullivan (partial), Union, Villa Ridge, Washington

Map: Pacific, formerly Franklin, Franklin Co., Missouri 1869, bird’s eye view
Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division

Virtual Libraries

Melvin B. Roblee and Vera L. Osiek, Historical review of Franklin County, Missouri, 1818-1968
No index

History of Franklin, Jefferson, Washington, Crawford & Gasconade counties, Missouri (Chicago, Illinois : Goodspeed Publishing Company, 1888). (1958 reprint, no index)

Eugenia Lillian Harrison, The place names of four river counties in eastern Missouri
vol. 1 and vol. 2, 1943.

Institutions, Societies, and Government Websites

History,” City of Union, Missouri

Maps

Pacific, formerly Franklin, Franklin Co., Missouri 1869, bird’s eye view
Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division

Bird’s eye view of the city of Washington, Franklin County, Missouri 1869,
Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division

Photographs and postcards

Photos, Prints, Drawings
Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division

Newspapers

Franklin County Progress (Union)
Newspaper Archives (1866 – 1866)

Union Record, Union
State Historical Society of Missouri, 1874–1890

Franklin County Record (Union)
Newspaper Archives (1876 – 1876)

Our County Paper, Pacific
State Historical Society of Missouri, 1882–1887

Union Franklin County Record
Newspaper Archives (1887-1890)

Union Franklin County Tribune
Newspaper Archives (1887-1937)

Union Record
Newspaper Archives (1887-1890)

Union Tribune
Newspaper Archives (1887-1891)
Also, State Historical Society of Missouri

Pacific City Herald, Pacific
State Historical Society of Missouri, 1889–1891
Also, State Historical Society of Missouri

Union Tribune Republican
Newspaper Archives (1890-1896)
Also, State Historical Society of Missouri

Franklin County Observer, Washington
State Historical Society of Missouri, 1893-1926

Franklin County Tribune, Union
State Historical Society of Missouri, 1896–1966

New Haven Leader
Newspaper Archives (1903-1964)

Union Republican Headlight
Newspaper Archives (1904-1919)

The Gerald Journal, Gerald
State Historical Society of Missouri, 1915–1964

The New Haven Leader, New Haven
State Historical Society of Missouri, 1918–1964

Union Republican Tribune
Newspaper Archives (1919-1937)

Saint Clair Chronicle
Newspaper Archives (1927-1977)

Meramec Valley Transcript, Pacific
State Historical Society of Missouri, 1933–1936

Saint Clair Ozark News
Newspaper Archives (1940-1952)

Ozark News, St. Clair, Missouri
State Historical Society of Missouri, 1940–1952

Probate records

Franklin County probate records

Administrator bonds 

Film 007630576
Vol. A, 1836-1848, img 7 – 130
Vol. B, 1848- 1856, img 134 – 287
Vol. C, 1856-1863, img 295 – 482

Film 007630577
Vol. D, 1863-1877, img 7 – 392
Vol. E, 1877-1911, img 399-652

Misc records

List of Pensioners of the Roll, January 1, 1883, vol. V (Washington : Government Printing Office, 1883), p. 516, List of pensioners, Franklin County (Internet Archive)

Vital Records and Substitutes

Births

Franklin County, Missouri, Record of Births (1826-1899), Family Search (film 007424414), img 6-44, no index. Some deaths, a bit random.

Marriages

Marriage Record Index, Vol. A, B 7 C, 1819-1901
Film 007424454

Franklin County, Missouri Record, (1819-1845), Family Search, (film 007424414), img 83-239, has index.

Franklin County, Missouri Record, (1845-1864), vol. B, Family Search, (film 007424414), img 246-585, has index.

Franklin County, Missouri Record Colored, vol. A, (1866-1875), Family Search, (film 007424414), img 51-79, has index.

Deaths

Cemeteries

Denmark Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery history , 1886-1930s, (Find A Grave, source/author unknown)

Isabel S. Giulvezan, Bible records ; tombstone inscriptions of Franklin, Jefferson and St. Louis Counties, Missouri. Index

Property Records

Franklin County deed records, 1819-1900

Tax Assessment Books

Personal Tax Book of Franklin County, 1875
(Family Search, film 007282634)
Townships 40-46, St. Clair, South Point, Washington, New Haven townships,
Congressional Townships 44-46,
images 7-142
Beouf Township, 143 – 194
Boles Township, images 283 – 358
Boone Township, images 384 – 433

(Family Search, film 007282635)
Calvey Township, images 5 – 70
Central Township, images 113 – 218
Lyon Township, 285 – 354
Lyon Township, 1877, images 437 – 500
Meramec Township, images 501 – 538
New Haven, images 572 – 620

(Family Search, film 007282636)
St. John’s Township, images 90 – 134
St. John’s Township, 1877, images 135 – 181
Union Township, images 257 – 308
Union Township, images 309 – 333
Washington Township, images 334 – 388
Washington Township, images 389 – 475

State Census

1868
Office of the Secretary of State, Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City, 1868 Missouri State Census, Franklin County.
(Family Search film 007282633)

1876 State Census
(Family Search, film 007282634)
Congressional Townships 44-46,
images 195 – 282
Boles Township, images 359 – 383
Boone Township, images 434 – 491

(Family Search, film 007282635)
Calvey Township, images 71 – 112
Central Township, 219 – 284
Lyon Township, 355 – 436
Meramec Township, 539 – 571
New Haven Township, 621 – 638

(Family Search, film 007282636)
Prairie Township, images 1 – 44
Prairie Township, images 45 – 89
St. John’s Township, images 182 – 256

Court records

Film 007424454
Court Circuit Record, Vol. A, 1819-1833
Court Circuit Record, Vol. B, 1833-1842

Film 008715972
Court Circuit Record, Vol. C, 1842-1848
Court Circuit Record, Vol. D, 1848-1852

Film 008715973
Court Circuit Record, Vol. E, 1852-1855

Film 008573543
Court Circuit Record, Vol. F, 1855-1858
Court Circuit Record, Vol. G, 1858-1860

Film 008715976
Court Circuit Record, Vol. H, 1860-1865

Film 008715976
Court Circuit Record, Vol. J, 1865-1868
Court Circuit Record, Vol. K, 1878-1880

Film 008715978
Court Circuit Record, Vol. L, 1870-1873
Court Circuit Record, Vol. M, 1873-1874

Film 008715979
Court Circuit Record, Vol. N, 1875-1876
Court Circuit Record, Vol. O, 1877-1878

Film 008715980
Court Circuit Record, Vol. P, 1878-1880
Court Circuit Record, Vol. Q, 1879-1880

Film 008715981
Court Circuit Record, Vol. R, 1880-1881
Court Circuit Record, Vol. S, 1881-1883

Film 008715982
Court Circuit Record, Vol. T, 1883-1886

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