Welcome to Lafayette
County Missouri Genealogy Research
Original 7th Missouri Infantry
at the town courthouse, Lexington Missouri in
early May of 1862, being presented their U.S.
National Colors by the citizens of Lexington.
My name is Bob
Jenkins and I created this
website to provide genealogy
information and links to genealogy
information to assist people in
their Lafayette 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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Lafayette County is a county
located in the western portion of the U.S.
state of Missouri and is part of the
metropolitan area. Its county seat
is Lexington. The county was organized
November 16, 1820 from Cooper County and
originally named Lillard County for
James Lillard of Tennessee, who served in
the first state constitutional
first state legislature. It
was renamed Lafayette County on February
16, 1825, in honor of Revolutionary War
the Marquis de La Fayette, who was
then visiting the United States.