The office of justice of the peace was established when Missouri was still part of Louisiana Territory. Each township had at least one justice. Justices of the peace continued to serve until the office was abolished in 1945. This index is to those matters which were brought before justices in Greene County, Missouri.
The majority of cases that came before justices involved disputes over money. Justices were authorized to decide minor cases, commit persons to a higher court, issue warrants, perform marriages and record reports of stray livestock found by persons in their jurisdiction.
The original index is 232 printed pages and is arranged alphabetically by last name. Because of the size of the document, we have divided it into sections according to the alphabet to make it easier to retrieve and view via the Internet. Please choose a section below to browse. You may also perform a keyword search on all of the documents in the Greene County Records site.
Springfield-Greene County Library