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Vernon County, Missouri
Genealogy & History
VERNON COUNTY was organized Feb. 17, 1851, and named in honor of Miles Vernon of Laclede County, a state senator from 1850 to 1860.
NEVADA, county seat of Vernon County, was platted in 1855 on the land of Thomas H. Austin and Benjamin Baugh. The name was given by DeWitt C. Hunter, the county and circuit clerk, after that of Nevada, California, where he had been a miner. Nevada is a Spanish word meaning "snow clad".
BELLAMY was named for Thomas Bellamy, the first trader at the place.
BRONAUGH was platted in 1866 and named for W. C. Bronaugh, owner of the land.
DEERFIELD was originally REDFIELD P.O. and was platted by Judge David Redfield, and named by him because it was a favorite hunting ground for the army officers at Ft. Scott. Redfield settled there around 1838.
HALLEYS BLUFF was named for Anselm Halley.
HARWOOD was platted in 1882 by John T. Birdseye for Charles E. Brown of St. Louis, the owner of the site.
MONTEVALLO was originally laid out on land owned by Joseph Martin in 1850. It was given its name by Rev. Thomas German, first school commissioner of Vernon county, and was derived from two Spanish words, "Monte Vallo" meaning "hill" and "valley". The present town was platted by Samuel Mariatt in 1881 on land one and one half miles southeast of the former site.
MOUNDVILLE takes its name from mounds on which it was laid out by Harvey Karnes in 1860.
SCHELL CITY was laid out in 1871 and named for one of the original proprietors, Augustus Schell, of New York City.
SHELDON was given the Christian name of Sheldon A. Wright.
WALKER was platted in 1870 and named for Hiram F. Walker, an early resident
Vernon County Census Records
East Nevada Mo. Genealogy
National Guard 1915-1916
Early Land Sales
Slave Schedules
1866 Voters
African Americans in Vernon County, Mo.
Bushwacker Museum
Vernon County Courthouse
Vernon Co. Provost Marshal Records
Township Locations
My Baker Family
Daily Mail Newspaper
Vernon County Marriages in 1885
Vernon County Picture Postcards
The Old Nevada High School
1930 Vernon Co. Plat Map Book
1921 High School Yearbook
Vernon Co. Probate Records (Tri-County)
1936 Tax List Washington Twp.
State Hospital Patient Research
Cedar & Vernon County, MO Genealogical Society
The Day Nevada was Burned
1951 Seventh Grade Class NHS
1951 Eighth Grade Class NHS
1953 Seventh Grade Class NHS
1953 Eighth Grade Class NHS
The Killing Of David Cruise By John Brown
1873 Business Directory Vernon Co.
City Of Nevada
1887 Vernon Co. History
Henry Clay Burton Confederate Guerrilla

Six Bushwhackers Captured in Vernon County 23 April 1862 Scans: Page One     Page Two

The Bushwhacker Museum

Quantrill In Vernon County

Dinnertime in Vernon Co. in 1844

Obituary-Dr. Leonard Dodge

The Lynching Of Oliver P. Frakes

The Ghoul 1876  

The Building Collapse Of 1892

Vernon County Justice 1897

Frank James & Cole Younger In Nevada

The Frank James House In Nevada, Mo.

Vernon Co. Weather In 1901

Governor Stone Gets Into A Scrap In The Hotel Mitchell

The Hanging Of Henry Stair - 1886

The Hanging Of William Wright In 1896

Registering To Vote In Vernon Co. In 1870

Depredations Committed By The 3rd Wisconsin In Vernon County

Some Lady Bushwhackers Of Vernon Co.

The Trial Of Two Bushwhackers From Vernon County

Paving The Square - 1909


A Description of Vernon Co., Mo. Written in 1867

The Hanging Of Bill Fox Dec. 31, 1883

Reopening Of Moore's Opera House (After it burned and was rebuilt)

A Vernon County Man Robbed By Jayhawkers In 1858

The 1860 Election Returns For Vernon County, Missouri

Some 1885 Nevada News Notes

The Katy Limited Wrecked In 1913 In Nevada

August 8, 1863 - Affair on Clear Creek, Near Ball Town, Mo.

Arrest Of Some Jayhawkers In Vernon In 1862

Arrest Of Dillard's Band In Vernon In 1862


Early Nevada, Mo. Newspaper Advertising

General Joseph Bailey

 Many of the old records for Vernon county are located at the library of the Vernon County Historical Society.
They will do research, for a small fee.  Website:   http://www.bushwhacker.org/
James R. Baker, Jr.


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