Cooper County, organized in 1818, was named after Sarshall and Benjamin Cooper. Boonville, the County Seat, is the largest community in Cooper County. Other communities in the county include Blackwater, Otterville, Pilot Grove, Prairie Home, Bunceton, Village of Windsor, Wooldridge, Clifton City, Speed, Pisgah, and Lamine. Since their beginnings many of the communities have had some tough times with the floods and the invention of more efficient trains that required fewer stops. Today however much of Cooper County is prime agricultural land. It only takes a leisurely stroll on the Katy Trail to see the county's beauty. Cooper County is scattered with many small businesses from local bread bakers to barn quilt makers. The county is alive with history, as it is the site of some early civil war battles, along with the first official state fair location. It is also a spot on the Lewis and Clark trail and has prospered from being a county adjacent to the Missouri River. So next time you are visiting or driving through, please stop by and check out all that Cooper County has to offer.
A new resource available on recommendation and guidelines to reopening the economy and social activities in Cooper County. Covid-19 Recovery. Download here.
June 2020 Press Release: CARES Act
Declaration of Emergency Statement Updated
The following Declaration of Emergency has been extended until December 30, 2020. It does not, and has not in the past, closed any business in Cooper County and it is only amended as to urging the public to follow the guidelines set by Governor Parson and the CDC. Additionally, it may allow Cooper County entities to qualify for Federal Funding, should any more be issued, with regards to the current pandemic.
Court House is Currently Open to Foot Traffic
19 May 2020
The second floor Court House is now currently open to foot traffic. Plexiglass and other distancing measures have been installed. The public is still encouraged to maintain Social distancing at all times.
To view the latest CDC guidance on mass gatherings and large community events, click here.
For more information, visit the CDC’s website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) website at www.health.mo.gov/coronavirus.
You may also call the DHSS hotline at 877-435-8411 for questions regarding COVID-19 in Missouri.
on Mass Gatherings and Large Community Events.