Reynolds County was organized in 1845. It is still an area of rugged beauty near the geologic center of the Ozark Highland. Reynolds County was formerly part of Ripley County, which was formed in 1831, and part of Wayne County which was formed in 1818. It was also previously part of Washington County and part of St. Genevieve County.
The courthouse has burned twice. The first time was in December 1863, when the Confederate Army burned it. A new courthouse was built in the fall of 1867 on the same foundation as the prior one. This courthouse was burned in late November 1871. Both times all records were destroyed. Temporary quarters again burned May 27, 1872, while a new "fireproof" courthouse was being built.
Available official records are few for early Reynolds County. This makes for difficulty in researching most family lines in this county.
My name is Larry Flesher , and I am the temporary coordinator for responsible for Reynolds County. If you have research resources in Reynolds County, MO, and would like to share them with others, please consider letting me post them here. Or would you volunteer to do lookups for others? If so, please let me know. Any contributions would be greatly appreciated.
MOGenWeb Project Links to all other Missouri Counties1930 Census Index
Reynolds County Cemeteries & Marriage Records
1910 Alums Census
Index to 24 Pages of Queries Pages Updated 04 January 2008
Reynolds County Biographies Page (Links with Reynolds County Connections)
Reynolds County Obituaries Page (A place for you to post your obituaries) Updated 04 January 2008
Reynolds County Lookup and Reference Page
Reynolds County Surnames Index Page
Map of Reynolds County
CAUL(L)EY Descendants chart Tom Caulley's Home Page
Brooks Family History
BARTON Descendants chart Tom Caulley's Home Page
CALLAHAN Descendants chart Tom Caulley's Home Page
HATRIDGE Descendants chart Tom Caulley's Home Page
Samples, Sheets, Crowley FamiliesMy New Personal Homepage
Sutterfields of Reynolds County, also Morrison, Balckwell, Hunt, Haley, Fipps familiesLee & Betty Tucker's Homepage-Our Pratt Connection
Johnson, Thompson with Reynolds Co. ConnectionsJanice Cantrell's Personal Home Page Worley from Reynolds County and Davison from Wayne County - Over 700 surnames listed
Sharon Pace Personal Home Page"LEAVES OF GOLD" - Wisdom,
Black, and Kay.
Tim Martin Personal Home Page
if you wish to have your personal Genealogy Home Page linked to this page (it must have a Reynolds County, Missouri connection), or Reynolds County Queries, please e-mail me.
PLEASE VISIT THESE SITES TO SEE THE MAJOR ARCHIVES PROJECTS BEING WORKED ON TO BE AVAILABLE FOR RESEARCHERS ON THE INTERNET If you have the resources and time, check the sites to see how you can help to make the projects a reality.
MISSOURI BIRTH AND DEATH RECORDS DATABASE
USGenWeb "Census on Line" project and MOGenWeb "Census on Line" project to transcribe Federal and State census records. The first major project is to get the 1850 census records for all counties on-line. If you have access to these records, please visit this site to see how to volunteer your efforts to this project. Above links are to both the national level project and the Missouri State level project.
USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project and MOGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project To get cemetery records on-line - check out these sites for cemetery records and also if you own records and would like to transcribe them to be put on-line, check out these sites to volunteer.
MOGenWeb Archives Project Links to Missouri counties archives records
Neighboring Counties to Reynolds County
Carter County, MO To the South
Dent County, MO To the Northwest
Iron County, MO To the North and Northeast
Ripley County, MO South of Carter County
Shannon County, MO To the West
>Wayne County, MO To the East