Adair County
Missouri



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Adair County was organized in 1841.
It was named for John Adair, governor of Kentucky.
The county seat is Kirksville.


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1883 Pensioners - NEW
History Of Adair County
by E.M. Violette



Adair County Missouri
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Adair County Clerk
106 W. Washington Street
Kirksville Missouri 63501
(660) 665-3350
Missouri State
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Bureau of Vital Records
P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102
births- (314) 761-6387
deaths- (314) 751-6376





John Adair was born in Chester County South Carolina on January 09, 1757.  During the Revolutionary War he served in the Continental Army. 
He was a delegate to the Kentucky State Constitutional Convention, a member of the Kentucky State House of Representatives,
a Speaker of the Kentucky State House of Representatives. He was a Kentucky Governor, Senator and U.S. Representative.
He served in the military during the War of 1812.  He died in Harrodsburg Kentucky on May 19 1840.






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Surrounding Counties
Knox Co Macon County Putnam Co Schuyler Co Sullivan Co Scotland Co


In 1803, Missouri became a territory as a result of the Louisiana Purchase.  In the 1820's, Kirksville started to become settled.
The county was named after a notable Kentucky resident, John Adair, because many settlers were coming from Kentucky.



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