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Carter County, Missouri
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Carter County, Missouri

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

Cities/ Towns

Ellsinore * Grandin * Van Buren * Chicopee * Eastwood
Fremont * Garwood * House Creek * South Van Buren

County Data






Death Certificates






Newspaper Articles


Website Updates:
February 2018:
News-Deaths: Mrs. T.W. Beauchamp
News-Accidents & Tragedies: Leonard Sanders shot in the leg
News-Marriages: Armour Johnson-Lula Eaglin
News-Visiting: Geo. T. Seiber,
News-Sicklist: Miss Elsa McSpadden; Grandpa Orrick

April 2017
News-Weather: Tornado in Carter County
Obituaries- Lewis Massie

Feb. 2017
News: Peter Renfro captured
Military: 1890 Veterans Schedule for Jackson township



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Surrounding Counties

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

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