PCHS maintains a large number of books available for sale. Please see the listings below.
Books may be ordered by describing your desired books by Title and include a check that covers payment for the books, postage and handling.
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MAIL TO: Book Sales,
P. O. Box 103, Platte City, MO 64079-0103
Postage and Handling: $12.00 for first book,
plus $6.00 for each additional book
County history, family histories, and other items of interest
by William M. Paxton 1897
Reprint of an original book that describes in detail the life of people in Platte County from 1843 to 1897. Also includes a larger number of family genealogies.
A compendium of notes and other information after the initial publication of the ANNALS. Includes notes from 1897 to 1916. Thanks to Barbara Whitters. 8 ½ by 11 inch spiral bound, 318 pages plus 41 page index.
by Dr. William and Kathryn Worley
A comprehensive history of Platte County with a large number of family histories, numerous business histories, and many photos. Hardbound, indexed
Written and Illustrated by Matthew Silber.
Prepared in honor of Platte County's 175th Anniversary, this book includes 71 pages of colorful illustrations from founding through the Civil War. Also covers the burning of Platte City and much more.
by James M. Farley
A book of photos from around Platte County capturing its heritage, lifestyle, and beauty. 35 pages.
December 31, 1838 to October 2005
by Lowelll R. Griffith
Unique source of information about County officeholders.
by James W. and John W. Farley
This handsome, soft-cover book provides a well-written, fascinating historical account of the lives and exploits of two fearless Confederate warriors who, separately, fought the Union forces that occupied Missouri during the Civil War. 176 pp with end notes bibliography and Index.
by Jas. Farley ( Revised Edition)
Second Printing 2014
Contains 446 pages plus Index, Maps, Roster of Soldiers, and Photos.
Records of Marriages and Indexes
Covers the period from 1839 to 1854 plus an addendum to 1861. Abstracted by Betty M. Murray from and original volume.
by Genrose Welsh
A total of 3,100 entries showing presiders, churches, and maps. Soft cover, spiral bound.
by Genrose Welsh.
A volume containing 150 pages, indexed by grooms. Has bride names and includes presiders and churches. Soft cover.
by Betty R. Murray, 1993
Includes 6,982 names with 222 cross references. Includes 1840 Federal Census, Sale of 16th Sections, 1842 Land Records and Tax Lists from 1839, 1847, and 1849. Soft Cover, spiral bound.
by Betty R. Murray, 1991
Every category listed on microfilm is printed in this book. Free persons, slave inhabitants, mortality schedule, productions of agriculture, and products of industry. Indexed. Soft cover, spiral bound, 400 pages.
by Barbara Whitters, 1988
Census by townships and indexed. Includes given name and surname of each person in household, age, sex, and state where born.
by Betty R. Murray, 1996
Everything shown on microfilm except "can read/write, attending school, and mortality schedule". Includes 4,974 names with 4,748 indexed.
by Betty R. Murray, 1990
Includes mortality schedules from 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Also list of coroners and causes of death. Indexed. Soft cover, comb binding
Surveys performed from 1945 to 1960of 54 older, smaller cemeteries. Indexed. 92 pages, soft cover.
Index of approximately 13,000 names that are included in Volumes 1 and 2. Married women listed by maiden name and spouses by surname. A MUST HAVE IF YOU OWN THE TWO ORIGINAL VOLUMES Soft cover, 83 pages, comb binding.
by Genrose Welsh, completed by Betty R. Murray.
Includes Brill, Durkes, Fancy Bottom, Graceland, Huvendahl, Laurel Hill (also known as Weston), Miller and Stillwell cemeteries. List funeral homes and loads of other information. Indexed. 191 pages, comb binding.
Researched and compiled by Lu Durham and Irma Miller. Edited by Betty R. Murray
Includes about 3004 names, photos of pioneers and tombstones. Also maps and history of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church from 1844 to 1895. Includes burial of 6 Confederate soldiers who died at the Battle of Camden Point.
Soft cover plat book of villages, cities, townships, patrons, directory of businesses, and illustrations. Includes names of owners and number of acres owned.
Includes plats of villages, cities, towns, and townships. Also includes patrons with date of arrival in Platte County, names of landowners and acres owned. Over 400 illustrations included.
Compiled by the Weston Chronicle and Platte City Landmark editors for the 1929 National Cornhusking Festival. Sketches, photos, and advertisements. 36 pages.
by Helen Ruth Poss Marr and Elizabeth Terese Marr
Life in Platte County's Missouri River Bottoms
by Gordon Miller
A timeline history intertwined with Platte County history and the Miller family. Fantastic book on the people and happenings especially in Platte City. Interesting reading !!
By James Farley
An account of the 1900 murder of Sheriff John Dillingham and two others by a local doctor. 45 pp., index, illustrations.