Newspapers in Cedar County - Present:

Cedar County Republican, 108 SE Arcade, Stockton, MO 65785

The Star, 105 S Main, El Dorado Springs, MO 64744

El Dorado Sun, 125 N Main, El Dorado Springs, MO 64744
Click link above for online edition

The first Cedar County newspaper was the "Southwest Tribune"  Aft Civil War
Name changed to "Stockton Tribune"  after about two years.
Became the "Stockton Journal", about 1870.  These were merged in 1876 retaining the name "Stockton Journal".  

The "Cedar County Republican" first issue was published on Dec. 30, 1886.

The "Journal" and the "Cedar County Republican" merged in 1940.

Early newspapers in El Dorado Springs were:  
"News"    1881
the "Cyclone"   1883
the "El Dorado Springs Sun"  1897
"The Rural Exchange"  

the "Optic" was published in Jerico Springs beginning in 1888 and was in operation for about 50 years.


Funeral Homes in Cedar County

Brown Funeral Home, 206 S Main, El Dorado Springs, MO 64744

Brumback Funeral Home, 306 S High, Stockton, MO 65785

Hackleman & Sons Funeral Home, Hwy 54 East, El Dorado Springs, MO 64744

Long-Brumback Funeral Home, Jerico Springs, MO 64756


Motel and Restaurants

Cedar Oak Lodge, Rt. 4, Box 160, Stockton, MO 65785, 417-276-3193

Orleans Trail Motel & Restaurant, Rt. 3, Stockton, MO 65785, 417-276-3566

Owl Haven Motel, RB Road, Stockton, MO, 417-276-4907

Rockin' G Resort, Hwy 215, Stockton, MO, 417-276-5959

State Park Inn, S. Hwy 215, Stockton, MO, 417-276-5422

House of Chong Lee, RB Road, Stockton, 417-276-5747

Sonic Drive In, S. Hwy 32, Stockton,

Sundaes Fast Food, RB Road, Stockton, 417-276-4929


C & H Motel, Hwy 54 E, El Dorado Springs, MO 64744, 417-876-5757

Dogwood Inn, 102 E 54 Hwy, El Dorado Springs, MO 64744, 417-876-6888

El Dorado Inn, Hwy 54, El Dorado Springs, MO 64744, 417-876-2888

Casey's Honeybee Rest., 400 Hwy 54, El Dorado Springs, MO, 417-876-2823

Chicken Fixins, 124 N. Main, El Dorado Springs, MO, 417-876-3339

Diner 54, 109 E. Hwy 54, El Dorado Springs, MO, 417-876-6170

Jack's Corner Cafe, Rt. 2, El Dorado Spring, MO, 417-876-6399

McDonald's, 410 E Hwy 54, El Dorado Springs, MO, 417-876-6379

Peppers, 215 W. Hwy 54, El Dorado Springs, MO, 417-876-2520

Pizza Hut, Hwys 32 & 54, El Dorado Springs, MO, 417-876-6226

Pogo's Pizza, 1214 S. Park, El Dorado Springs, MO, 417-876-6646

Scooter's Family Rest., 1329 S. Hwy 32, El Dorado Springs, MO 417-876-5421

Simone's Drive-In, Hwy 54 W. El Dorado Springs, MO, 417-876-4212

Sonic Drive-In, Hwy 54 El Dorado Springs, MO 417-876-5755

Subway Sandwich Shop, 205 W. Hwy 54, El Dorado Springs, MO, 417-876-3357

Taco Bell, 227 W. Hwy 54, El Dorado Springs, 417-876-2424


Birth and Death Records:

Missouri Department of Health,
Bureau of Vital Records
930 Wildwood
P.O. Box 570
Jefferson, MO 65102-0570
Tel: 573-751-6400

Note: Births and deaths were not recorded in Missouri until 1910, although for the period 1883-1893 county clerks were required to register births and deaths and some counties kept these records for other years. Any of these records that are still available should be obtained from the county in which the birth or death occurred or from Records Management and Archives Service, 1001 Industrial drive, POB 778, Jefferson City, Missouri 65101.

Taken from an article published in the Bolivar Herald-Free Press Newspaper, September 11, 1996. Computerized copies of birth and death records can be obtained at "local" county health centers. This only includes certifications for people born in MO from 1928 to present or whose death certificate was filed in MO between 1980 and the present. The fee of $10.00 per certificate is set by state law. According to Neita Campbell, administrator of the Polk County Center, these records are available as a computerized copy. Because of the MO Department of Health's new computer system, these may be obtained at your local county health center.

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