Taney County, Missouri - History
Taney County is located in Southwest Missouri in the United States, with its county seat being the City of Forsyth. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, the county's population was 39,703. A 2008 estimate, however, showed the population to be 47,023. The county was officially organized on January 4, 1837, and was named in honor of Roger Brooke Taney, the fifth Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
The county includes the popular tourist destination city of Branson and is part of the Branson Micropolitan Statistical Area. Taney County is also the home of Table Rock, Taneycomo and Bull Shoals Lakes, formed from the White River.
Court records, including marriage, land, court, and probate, exist from 1886 to current day. The White River Valley Historical Society, located at 297 Main Street in Forsyth, processes the research requests of the county's historic records. Please contact the Society by calling 417-546-2210, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, writing to PO Box 841, Forsyth, MO 65653, or click here to visit their website.