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.
News and Events
Interim County Clerk, Susan Twitchell,
Sworn in on August 31, 2022.
NOTICE REGARDING COUNTY USE TAX
Download the latest Cooper County Use Tax
notification below. October 2021
The 2021 Cooper County Budget Report
Cooper County Officers Sworn In