Place:Christian, Missouri, United States

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Christian County is a county located in Southwest Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 77,422. This is a 42.6% increase from 2000, making it the fastest growing county in Missouri and one of the fastest growing in the nation as the county becomes more suburban due to the booming growth in Springfield. Its county seat is Ozark. The county was organized in 1859 and is named after William Christian, a Kentucky soldier of the American Revolutionary War.

Christian County is part of the Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1840 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1859 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1861 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1864 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1865 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1866 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1860 5,491
1870 6,707
1880 9,628
1890 14,017
1900 16,939
1910 15,832
1920 15,252
1930 13,169
1940 13,538
1950 12,412
1960 12,359
1970 15,124
1980 22,402
1990 32,644

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External links

www.rootsweb.com/~mochrist/


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