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Adair County was organized in
It was named for John
Adair, governor of Kentucky.
The county seat is
Adair County Clerk
106 W. Washington Street
Kirksville Missouri 63501
Bureau of Vital Records
P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102
births- (314) 761-6387
deaths- (314) 751-6376
was born in Chester County South Carolina
on January 09, 1757. During the
Revolutionary War he served in the
was a delegate to the Kentucky State
Constitutional Convention, a member of the
Kentucky State House of Representatives,
Speaker of the Kentucky State House of
Representatives. He was a Kentucky
Governor, Senator and U.S. Representative.
served in the military during the War of
1812. He died in Harrodsburg
Kentucky on May 19 1840.
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
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