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Cooper and other Counties

Town/Area History Books:

History of Billingsville, Prairie Lick, and Stoney Point 

History of Blackwater

Bicentennial Boonslick History

A Pictorial History of the Boonslick Area

Boonville An Illustrated History

Boonville An Historic River Town

Bunceton 1868-1988 and 1868 – 1993

History of Clear Creek

Recollections of Clifton City

Clifton City 1873 – 2019

Our Town Lamine Missouri

History of New Lebanon

Otterville Sesquicentennial

Some Might Good Years – Overton

Pilot Grove Centennial 1873 – 1973

A Brief History of Prairie Home


Area Books:

Green Ridge MO Centennial 1870 – 1970

Jamestown 1837 – 1987

Lupus – Portrait of a River Town

History of Martinsville

Old Trails of Missouri

 Once Upon the Past – Mid Missouri Places and People

 Sedalia MO 100 Years in Pictures


Books on History of Cooper County and Other Counties

Cooper County:                     

Discover Cooper County by Looking Back – Ann Betteridge

History of Cooper County Missouri Volumes I and II – W. F. Johnson

History of Cooper County Missouri – Levins and Drake

History of Cooper County – Melton

Memorabilia of Cooper County – The Sesquicentennial Steering Committee for 150th Birthday of Boonville


Other County Histories:

History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries, and Osage Counties

History of Harrison and Mercer Counties

Howard County History and Families

History of Moniteau County

History of Morgan County

History of Saline County


  • Free Cemetery maps and brochures on historical landmarks

  • Books, Pamphlets and CD’s for sale


  • Cooper County Plat Maps – 1877, 1897, 1915

  • Books:

    • Discover Cooper County by Looking Back by Ann Betteridge               

    • The “Best” Bustle in Fayette by Mary Louise & Sylvia Forbes

    • This Cruel Unnatural War by James Thoma

    • “Old Pleasant Green Underground” - The Old Cemetery, at the 1825 Pleasant Green Methodist Church Cooper County MO by Florence Friedrichs

    • Old Cooper County Churches (Cooper County Church Sketches) by Florence Friedrichs

    • Recollections of Clifton City

    • Lamine School Book

    • Historically Yours by Elizabeth Davis

    • Pilot Grove Sesquicentennial Arts and Essays by local students

  • CD’s:             

    • The Cooper County Missouri History Series   

    • Home Town Sketches – by Emile Paillou                

    • A History of Cooper County – Levens and Drake    

    • The First Hundred Years - Melton

    • History of Cooper County Missouri by W.F. Johnson

    • Volume #1 or Volume #2

    • Old Nick Abroad

    • Cooper County Cemeteries - James Thoma

    • This Cruel Unnatural War – James Thoma

    • Cooper County, Missouri History Series

      • (Contains all of the above series)

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