Welcome to Dallas County Missouri Genealogy Research




Buffalo MO circa 1925

 My name is Bob Jenkins
and I created this website to provide genealogy
 information and links to genealogy information  to assist people in researching
 their Dallas County Missouri ancestors.

 I would appreciate any contribution that you would like to make  to this site:
 biographies, obituaries, birth, marriage, death info,  grave info, photographs....etc

   Use the box below to search
   for Dallas County Data

 Brief History:

Settled in the 1830's by pioneers primarily from Tennessee, Indiana, and Ohio, Dallas County is part of territory
 ceded by Osage Indians in 1808.

 The county was organized in 1841 as Niangua County, named after the river which bisects it south to north.  In
 1844 it was renamed Dallas County, after U.S. Vice President George M. Dallas.

 Buffalo, the county seat, was founded in 1841 on Buffalo Head Prairie.  The prairie, and subsequently the town,
 was named for a buffalo skull landmark erected by the first settler, Mark Reynolds, in 1833 near the present
 junction of U.S. Highway 65 and Missouri Highway 32. 

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