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Welcome to Crawford County.

We hope you will enjoy your stay while learning more about your family, their neighbors, and the area they called home.


Established: Jan. 23, 1829
Parent County:  Gasconade
County Seat: Steelville
Named After: William H. Crawford, Georgia senator







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Is situated southeast of the center of the State. This has been called the "Mother of Counties", from the fact that for many years her borders extended to the western part of the State. County after county has, from time to time, been cut from her western and southern borders, and the finale was accomplished in the formation of Phelps county, in 1857. The county embraces a great variety of soil-bottom, valley, table land, prairie and sandy soils. It is well adapted to corn, wheat, oats, grasses, fruit and vegetables. Stock growing would pay well here. The valleys of the large streams are frequently heavily timbered. Iron, lead and copper are abundant in the county, and coal has been found in two or three places. The localities of these minerals are shown upon the new geological map of Missouri, just issued by the author of the Hand-book. The Southwest Branch of the Pacific Railroad traverses the northwest portion of the county.
[The Source is: P.M. Pinckard, The Missouri handbook, St. Louis, 1865, 162 pgs. - Transcribed by Donna Walton ]

This County is Hosted by Dave McCormick.

Surrounding Counties
Franklin County (north)
Washington County (east)
Iron County (southeast)
Dent County (south)
Phelps County (west)
Gasconade County (northwest)

Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data and placing it
 online for the free use of all researchers.  We're looking for folks who share our dedication to putting data online and
are interested in helping this project be as successful as we can make it.
If you are interested in joining our group by hosting one of the available
county websites please view our
Volunteer Information page and Email Kim

A desire to transcribe data and know-how to make a basic webpage is required.

We'll be adding data to this site as we can.
You can help us to get this site growing by sending in your family's data.

You are welcome, encouraged even, to browse the information on these pages and at the many links provided to garner the data needed to continue your research into your family history. However, Please remember that this information, in many cases, represents years of painstaking research on the part of myself, or the many generous volunteers who have donated their information to this site. You can show your respect for these efforts by not taking things to use on other websites and/or to claim as your own.
We thank you in advance for your consideration Candi Horton Feb. 2007 Genealogy Trails -
Last up-dated 07/11/2010