Reynolds County Missouri

Reynolds County Missouri

Last Updated 13 Oct 2018

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.

Reynolds County, Missouri Links

MOGenWeb Project Links to all other Missouri Counties

1930 Census Index

Reynolds County Cemeteries & Marriage Records

1910 Alums Census

Swiney Cemetery

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

To Subscribe to the Reynolds County Mailing List Send a message with only the words "subscribe" in the body of the message - do not include the quotes and do not put anything in the subject line. Also be sure that all signatures are turned off. This will subscribe you to the Reynolds Co Mailing List to which you can freely post questions and queries for others who have subscribed to read and respond to.

Personal Genealogy Pages with a Reynolds County, Missouri Link

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

Biography of Lucian Farris Larry Taylor's GG Grandfather

Samples, Sheets, Crowley FamiliesMy New Personal Homepage

Sutterfields of Reynolds County, also Morrison, Balckwell, Hunt, Haley, Fipps families

Lee & Betty Tucker's Homepage-Our Pratt Connection

Johnson, Thompson with Reynolds Co. Connections

Janice 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.

Larry Flesher

For questions pertaining to information on the marriage & cemetery pages,
please email Larry Flesher

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.


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