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Carter County, Missouri
History & Genealogy

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Cities/ Towns

Van Buren
House Creek
South Van Buren 



Established: March 10, 1859
Parent County: Oregon, Reynolds, Ripley and Shannon
County Seat: Van Buren
Named After: Zimri A. Carter, pioneer settler


Census new



Death Certificates new








September 2014
News Articles and obits
List of Cemeteries

April 2013
Obits: Hurn

March 2013
Army Enlistment Records



Newspaper Articles




Surrounding Counties

Reynolds County (north)
Wayne County (northeast)
Butler County (southeast)
Ripley County (south)
Oregon County (southwest)
Shannon County (west)

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