Welcome to the Ray County, Missouri website

Ray County was organized in 1820 and on January 1, 1821, when Missouri became a state, it was one of the original 14 counties and at that time included the entire northwest corner of the state. It was named after the Honorable John Ray, a state legislator. Richmond became the permanent county seat on September 24, 1827.

Current population is 23,494 according to the 2010 census.

UPCOMING ELECTIONS:  Lawson City:  November 7, 2017

ELECTION:  November 7, 2017 for Lawson City only
Unofficial Election Results for Lawson