MOLogo  Ripley County Missouri


Updated Sept. 21, 2014


Larry Flesher Charts and Forms
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Photo courtesy of Ruth Gallion Casteel

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Ripley county was organized January 5, 1833, from Wayne County and is named for Eleazer W. Ripley, a soldier of the War of 1812.

The County Seat is located at Doniphan, Missouri, and is divided up into the following political townships: Pine, Kelley, Jordan, Johnson, Sherley, Doniphan, Flatwoods, Washington, West Doniphan, Varner, Gatewood, Union, Poynor, Harris and Thomas.

The Current River runs through the middle of the county. Like it's neighboring counties to the north, it is a popular resort area for fishing, float trips, and canoeing. Ripley County is rich in heritage and I am proud that my ancestors made Ripley County their home.

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Death Records Database
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Family Group Sheets

First Families

Genealogy Forum

Ghost Towns


Home Pages

County Records

Genealogical Forms

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Ripley Co. Historical Society

Books by Thelma McManus

The Grand Hotel AKA The Ireland House

Current River Heritage Museum - Doniphan, Mo. - 573- 996-5298.

The Museum opened in 1991 and is a regional history museum housing a collection of artifacts and memorabilia dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of our area.

Ripley County Library

207 Locust St,
Doniphan, MO 63935
(573) 996-2616


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County seat: Doniphan


Doniphan Missouri...
Historic Doniphan, MO was settled in 1819 near an Indian village and French trading post. Its historic district is centered around the Ripley County Courthouse and other buildings, all on the National Register of Historic Places. It is on the first federal highway west of the Mississippi River, and on the famous Cherokee Trail of Tears. Civil War sites are in every corner of the county. A downtown historical museum and gift shop displays many artifacts and crafts.

The City of Doniphan is located near the center of Ripley County on the East bank of the Current River. Ripley County is located in the Ozark Foothills region of Missouri near the Arkansas border. The County is bordered by Butler County to the East, Carter County to the North and Oregon County to the West. To the South are the Arkansas counties of Randolph and Clay. Doniphan lies approximately 30 miles West of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, 10 miles North of the Arkansas border, 180 miles East of Springfield, Missouri, and 180 miles South of St. Louis, Missouri. U.S. Highway 160 runs East/West thru Doniphan, as do two State Highways, 21 and 142. 


Pioneer Heritage Homestead -
Doniphan (101 Washington St.). Log cabin museum built in 1865. Homestead also houses a log barn and an early blacksmith shop. Open year-round - Free - 573-996-5298

Lake Ripley - Doniphan

photo credit White Daisy

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Land Records

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Military Records

My Missouri Genealogy
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Roadside Flowers


Ozarks Genealogical Society

Naturalization Records, 1816 - 1955 
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Midwest Gazetteer


Mystery Photos

Political Graveyard

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Vital Records

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MOGenWeb Project Links

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Missouri County Identification Map – Modern

MOGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project

MOGenWeb Project Archives

MOGenWeb Census Project

USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project

Missouri Archives Historical & Genealogical Societies List with links

Missouri State, County & City Government Website Links

Missouri Antique Maps & Atlases with links

Ripley County, MO Facts with links

Submitted by Brian Nichols, webmaster

Miscellaneous Links 

The Turnbo Manuscripts Genealogical Societies of Missouri
On-Line Newspapers in Missouri Bureau of Land Management
The USGW Archives for all States

Confederate Network

Links to Vital Records in the United States

Lewis & Clark Trail

 The Western Historical Manuscript Collection - Rolla

Oregon Trail Pioneers

The Western Historical Manuscript Collection
Kansas City

Search the RootsWeb Surname List
The Western Historical Manuscript Collection Columbia Cyndi's List - Genealogy Sites On the Web
The Western Historical Manuscript Collection
St Louis
Missouri Tombstone Transcription Project at Rootsweb
Ozarks Genealogical Society Civil War   
Colonial Missouri
Missouri Civil War Veterans
Missouri Vital Records
Missouri Pioneers
Missouri Historical Society
State Historical Society of Missouri
Early Days: Articles and stories
of the Upper Riverways

Missouri State Archives

The American History & Genealogy Project

Linkpindium Ripley County

Neighboring counties are Carter, Oregon, Butler, (MO) and Randolph, Clay, (AR).




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