Welcome to Gasconade
County Missouri Genealogy Research
From 1913 Platbook
My name is Bob Jenkins
and I created
this website to provide genealogy
information and links to genealogy
information to assist people in
their Gasconade County Missouri
I would appreciate any
contribution that you would like to
make to this site:
biographies, obituaries, birth,
marriage, death info, grave info,
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Gasconade County is a county
located in the east-central portion of the
U.S. state of Missouri. The county
been Hermann since 1842. The county
was named after the Gasconade River.
The county is located on the south
side of the Missouri River, which once
served as the chief route of
in the state. It is located in the
area known as the Missouri Rhineland.
Because of its distinctive conditions, the
Hermann area was designated an
American Viticultural Area (AVA) in 1983.
The southern part of the county is
within the larger Ozark Highlands
AVA, established in 1987.
Located east of middle Missouri this
small county has a rich history. The first
European influence dates from 1682
when French explorer Robert
Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle, arrived at
the mouth of the Missouri River and
region for France. By 1758, writings
indicate that French explorers, hunters
and trappers had virtually explored
every river and stream in the area.
Consequently they named rivers with French
names: Bourbeuse, Gasconade,
Frene, Berger, Boeuf and Loutre.