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.

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County Contacts


Notice: Polling place locations for Richmond 1 & 2, Richmond 3 & 4 and Henrietta will now be voting at:
Richmond First Baptist Church
306 W. Main St.
Richmond, MO 64085

County Commission Minutes:
December 5, 2018 Minutes

For additional Commission minutes, click here.

Election Results
County Clerk Applications
Courthouse Directory
Community Directory
Holiday Closings

Missouri Marriage Age Requirements Changing in August
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