Place:Cole, Missouri, United States

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Cole County is a county located in the central portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 75,990. Its county seat is Jefferson City, the state capital. The county was organized November 16, 1820 and named after pioneer Captain Stephen Cole, an Indian fighter and pioneer settler, who built Cole's Fort in Boonville.

Cole County is included in the Jefferson City, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is located south of the Missouri River.

In 2010, the center of population of Missouri was located in Cole County, near the village of Wardsville.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1821 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1821 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1821 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1829 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1830 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1834 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1883 Birth 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
1830 3,023
1840 9,286
1850 6,696
1860 9,697
1870 10,292
1880 15,515
1890 17,281
1900 20,578
1910 21,957
1920 24,680
1930 30,848
1940 34,912
1950 35,464
1960 40,761
1970 46,228
1980 56,663
1990 63,579

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Cole County, Missouri, United States

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