Missouri Counties - Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods, Maps & Data


There are 115 counties and equivalent in Missouri.   The 114 counties are functioning governmental units, each governed by a county commission with the exception of Jackson and St. Louis Counties which are each governed by a county executive and a county legislature. St. Louis city is an independent city outside of any county and is considered a county equivalent.  St. Louis city is has an active government at the place level.  St. Louis city should not be confused with St. Louis County as they are separate entities. 

Missouri has 1,395 county subdivisions known as minor civil divisions (MCDs).  There are 311 townships in 22 counties with active, functioning governments, each governed by a trustee and board of directors. City township in Barton County has consolidated its government with Lamar city; the remaining 1,082 townships are nonfunctioning nongovernmental entities.   St. Louis city is independent of any township and serves as a county subdivision.

Counties with active, functioning MCDs:

  • Barton
  • Bates
  • Caldwell
  • Carroll
  • Chariton
  • Dade
  • Daviess
  • DeKalb
  • Dunklin
  • Gentry
  • Grundy
  • Harrison
  • Henry
  • Linn
  • Livingston
  • Mercer
  • Nodaway
  • Putnam
  • Stoddard
  • Sullivan
  • Texas
  • Vernon

Missouri Counties - Populated Places in 115 Counties

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Missouri Counties Synopsis

The Missouri Counties section of the gazetteer lists the cities, towns, neighborhoods and subdivisions for each of the 115 Missouri Counties.

Also see Missouri County: ZIP Codes | Physical, Cultural & Historical Features | Census Data | Land, Farms, & Ranches

Nearby physical features such as streams, islands and lakes are listed along with maps and driving directions. The same is true for both historical features and cultural features such as hospitals, parks, schools and airports.

Each profile includes the current weather plus a seven day forecast. Note that for smaller populated places, the weather report may be for the nearest weather reporting station or airport.

The local information and data include economic and demographic data, census information and facts about the local environmental situation including such items as maps of flood zones, local sources of pollution, air quality indices and local areas where hazardous materials may be used or stored.

The complete category list for larger cities and towns includes: Arts & Culture, Census Data, Community Organizations, State and Local Government, Health & Medical, Newcomer Information, Local News Papers & Radio, Parks & Recreation, Pets & Hobbies, Schools & Libraries, Social Services, Travel and Tourism.