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New Madrid County History
The county was organized in 1812.
It was named for the district "Nuevo Madrid" located in the region during Spanish rule - after Madrid, Spain.
Its county seat is New Madrid.
The county includes a large part of the New Madrid Fault that produced the 1811–12 New Madrid earthquakes

Located in the floodplain of the Mississippi River, the area was long used for cotton production.


Canalou * Catron * Conran * Gideon * Howardville * Kewanee * Lilbourn * Marston * Matthews * Morehouse *
New Madrid (county seat) * North Lilbourn * Parma * Point Pleasant * Portageville * Risco * Sikeston * Tallapoosa


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Church Histories / Records

Death Records

Family Bibles and Records

History Topics

Marriage Records

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Obituaries and Death Notices

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
November 2017
News-Crimes- Application made for protection against "Ku-Klux"; Smith Trial
News-Visiting: Priddy, Terry, Blanton

Feb. 2017

 News-Military: Confederate advancement to New Madrid
News-Community: Miss Dale Zeller
News-Crime: Brown and Meyer
News-Coming and Goings-Mrs. Mollie Higgerson




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New Madrid County Courthouse
P.O. Box 68
New Madrid, MO 63869
(573) 748-2524

Adjacent Counties
Scott County (north)
Mississippi County (northeast)
Fulton County, Kentucky (south and east across the Mississippi river)
Lake County, Tennessee (south across the river)
Pemiscot County (south)
Dunklin County (southwest)
Stoddard County (northwest)


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