Buchanan County, Missouri

When originally formed in 1838, Buchanan County was named Roberts County, after settler Hiram Roberts. It was renamed in 1839 for James Buchanan, then a U.S. Senator and later President of the United States. The county was formed from land annexed to Missouri, as were five other counties. The county seat is St. Joseph.

NW Missouri Genealogical Society
412 Felix Street
Saint Joseph, Missouri 64501
816.233.0524

St. Joseph Public Library
927 Felix Street
St. Joseph, MO 64501
816.232.7729
Buchanan County Clerk
411 Jules Room 121
St. Joseph, MO 64501
816.271.1412
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