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

This Site is Available for Adoption!

If you have a love for history, a desire to help others, and basic webpage-making skills, consider joining us!
Get the details on our
Volunteer Page.
[A desire to transcribe data and knowledge of how to make a basic webpage is required.]

If hosting isn't for you, we can use your help in other ways.
More information can be found on the
Volunteer Page


We regret that we are unable to do personal research for anyone..

All data we come across will be added to this site.
We thank you for visiting and hope you'll come back again to view the updates we make to this site

Happy Trails to you on your quest for your ancestors.



Is situated in the northwestern portion of the State, and has an area of 650 square miles. The principal portion of the land is rolling prairie, interspersed with woodland. It is watered by upwards of twelve streams, traversing the county from north to south, and emptying into Grand River. The larger streams are Locust creek, West Fork of Locust creek, Elk, Turkey, Yellow and Little Yellow creeks, some which afford excellent water power. The soil of the county is generally very fertile-principally prairie, wit a good supply of woodland well distributed. All kinds of grain, grasses, and fruit of this latitude produce well here. The timber most abundant here is walnut, elm, hackberry, oaks, ash, cherry, hickory, mulberry, sycamore, linn, maple, birch and cottonwood. There is an abundance of good building stone, and inexhaustible beds of coal throughout the county. Principal towns, Linneus, Laclede, Wyandotte, Brookfield, Franklin, St. Catharine, Thayer, North Salem and Enterprise. Population in 1860, 8,555. Unentered land in March, 1865, 1,480 acres.
(Source: P.M. Pinckard, The Missouri handbook, St. Louis, 1865, 162 pgs. Transcribed by Donna Walton)

Established: Jan. 6, 1837
Parent County: Chariton
County Seat: Linneus
Named After: Lewis F. Linn, U.S. senator from Missouri.



Check your attics!
Dust off your family scrapbooks!
We're looking for DATA for this site!!!

If you would like to submit data for this site,
please Email Us with your submissions.




Submit an Obituary to Us

for any of our county sites.

Join our
Genealogy Trails Midwest States
Mailing List
to get email notices when our county sites are updated.
For the Midwest States of :
Nebraska, Iowa, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio and Kansas


Visit our National Genealogy Trails Site
Genealogy Trails History Group

Copyright © Genealogy Trails
All data on this website is Copyright by Genealogy Trails with full rights reserved for original submitters.