Place:Iron, Missouri, United States

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Iron County is a county located in the Lead Belt region in Southeast Missouri in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,630. The largest city and county seat is Ironton. Iron County was officially organized on February 17, 1857, and was named after the abundance of iron ore found in the county.

Iron County includes the -long, -wide Arcadia Valley, the site of Pilot Knob, Ironton, and Arcadia, communities established by immigrants in the 19th Century. The valley is surrounded by the Saint Francois Mountains of the Ozarks Plateau. Iron County is also home to dozens of mountains, including the Taum Sauk Mountain, the highest point in Missouri.

The county is home to a number of state parks and historical sites including Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, Elephant Rocks State Park and Fort Davidson State Historic Site as well as of Mark Twain National Forest.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1814 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1857 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1857 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1857 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1857 Probate 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
1870 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
1860 5,842
1870 6,278
1880 8,183
1890 9,119
1900 8,716
1910 8,563
1920 9,458
1930 9,642
1940 10,440
1950 9,458
1960 8,041
1970 9,529
1980 11,084
1990 10,726

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