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Ray County was formed 1 January, 1821 from Howard County, Missouri.

Established: Nov. 16,1820
Parent County: Howard
County Seat: Richmond
Named After: John Ray, member of the first state legislator

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County Seat

Richmond, Missouri

Townships

Camden

Crooked River

Fishing River

Grape Grove

Knoxville

Orrick

Polk

Richmond

   



Townships No Longer in Existence

Bluffton

Gallatin

Fishing River (1)

Grand River

Marion

Missouriton

Shoal Creek

 

 

Ray County was formed 1 January, 1821 from Howard County, Missouri.

Ray County was approved by an act of the legislatures of Missouri November 16, 1820. It was formed from Howard County, Missouri and named in honor of the Hon. John Ray, one of the delegates from Howard county. When Ray county was formed it extended to the western border of the state and upwards, containing the counties which are now Clay {formed 1822}, Clinton {formed 1833} , Caldwell {formed 1836}, Daviess {formed 1836}, and Carroll {formed 1837}.

 

Surrounding Counties

Clay

 

Clinton

 

Caldwell

  Carroll  

Jackson

 

Lafayette

Welcome to Ray County, Missouri located in the Northwest part of the state of Missouri.
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September Updates
Hiram Campbell Warinner transcribe by Kim Mohler

December Updates
Biographies: Thomas Bathgate, Judge R.T. Craven, Charles E. Pierce, Daniel H. Tucker, Sterling P. Galle, Judge Samuel A. Wollard

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