Place:Jefferson, Missouri, United States

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Jefferson County is a county located in east central Missouri in the United States. The county was included as the mean center of U.S. population in 1980. As of the 2010 census, the population was 218,733, making it the sixth most populous county in Missouri. Its county seat is Hillsboro. The county was organized in 1818 and named in honor of former President Thomas Jefferson. Governor Mel Carnahan was killed near Goldman, Missouri in a plane crash on October 16, 2000.

Jefferson County is part of the St. Louis Metro Area and encompasses many of the city's southern suburbs.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1818 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1819 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1819 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1820 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1820 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1825 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1830 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
1820 1,835
1830 2,592
1840 4,296
1850 6,928
1860 10,344
1870 15,380
1880 18,736
1890 22,484
1900 25,712
1910 27,878
1920 26,555
1930 27,563
1940 32,023
1950 38,007
1960 66,377
1970 105,248
1980 146,183
1990 171,380

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