Place:Lafayette, Missouri, United States

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Lafayette County is a county located in west central Missouri in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 33,381. Its county seat is Lexington. The county was organized November 16, 1820 from Cooper County and originally named Lillard County for James Lillard of Tennessee, who served in the first state constitutional convention and first state legislature. It was renamed Lafayette County on February 16, 1825, in honor of Revolutionary War hero the Marquis de La Fayette, who was then visiting the United States. Lafayette County is part of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1820 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1820 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1821 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1821 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1821 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1830 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1840 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1830 2,912
1840 6,815
1850 13,690
1860 20,098
1870 22,623
1880 25,710
1890 30,184
1900 31,679
1910 30,154
1920 30,006
1930 29,259
1940 27,856
1950 25,272
1960 25,274
1970 26,626
1980 29,925
1990 31,107

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