THE COURTHOUSE WILL BE CLOSED FEBRUARY 19, 2018 IN OBSERVANCE OF PRESIDENT GEORGE WASHINGTON’S BIRTHDAY!
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.
ELECTIONS: April 3, 2018: County Wide