Researching your family history in Reynolds County, Missouri can also be very challenging. If you have not yet read our Missouri History Timelines, we feel that it will be beneficial for you to do so before proceeding. Below you will find links to Reynolds County Missouri cemeteries, Reynolds County marriage records, the Reynolds County Historical Society and Reynolds County Missouri message boards and forums.
For those of you researching genealogy in Reynolds County, the following information may be helpful. Reynolds County was formed from land acquired from Shannon County and was designated as Reynolds County in February of 1845. Between 1812 and 1845, Reynolds County was at various times a part of the following counties: Ste. Genevieve, Cape Girardeau, Wayne, Madison, Ripley, Washington and Shannon. It may be helpful to research the genealogical resources in these other counties if you are having difficulty uncovering information in Reynolds County.
further complicate Reynolds County genealogical research,
all records prior to 1872 no longer exist. The Reynolds
County Courthouse in Centerville burned to the ground and
all records were destroyed.
Please take our website tour of historic towns, villages and
settlements in Reynolds County. The historical information
will assuredly be helpful to your research. Or, click
the town, village or settlement of interest to you in your
genealogy research. Please
note that the towns or settlements marked with an asterisk
* no longer exist on modern Missouri maps.
You will be taken to a town or community near these historic
settlements where information on these historic communities
A vast amount of genealogy research has been done on the early
families of Reynolds County by the dedicated people at the
County Genealogy Society and Museum in Ellington.
Many of the gaps in Reynolds County history have been filled
in through exhaustive research and dedication. This
information is available on site and we encourage you to travel
to our beautiful area to see for yourself. Here are
other links that may be helpful to you.
Here are other links that may be helpful to you:
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For a directory of Reynolds County Missouri Lodging, Bed and Breakfast Inns, Hotels, Cabins, Cottages and Campgrounds in Reynolds County, please click here.
Reynolds County Missouri is a part of the beautiful
Arcadia Valley Region and Black River Recreation Area of Missouri
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