Place:Dent, Missouri, United States

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Dent County is a county located in South Central Missouri in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,657. The largest city and county seat is Salem. The county was officially organized on February 10, 1851, and is named after state representative Lewis Dent, a pioneer settler who came from Virginia in 1835.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1851 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1851 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1851 Marriage records recorded 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
1866 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1866 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
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
1860 5,654
1870 6,357
1880 10,646
1890 12,149
1900 12,986
1910 13,245
1920 12,318
1930 10,974
1940 11,763
1950 10,936
1960 10,445
1970 11,457
1980 14,517
1990 13,702

Research Tips

External links

www.rootsweb.com/~modent/

There is a Goodspeed's local history for this county, written in 1889, available free and searchable at: [1]

Searchable death certificates, with images, for deaths between 1910 and 1957, are available free online at [2] Searchable birth and death records for pre-1910 births/stillbirths/deaths are available free online at [3] Both of the above databases are from the Missouri State Archives.

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