Place:Morgan, Missouri, United States

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Morgan County is a county located in Central Missouri in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 20,565. Its county seat is Versailles. The county was organized January 5, 1833 and named for General Daniel Morgan of the American Revolutionary War.

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History

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Morgan County was organized in 1833 upon separation from Cooper County. It is named in honor of Revolutionary War General Daniel Morgan. Some parts of Morgan County touch the Lake of the Ozarks.

Its varied history includes the Mulhollen Station, through which mail traveled with the Butterfield Stage Line in 1858. Established in 1853, the Martin Hotel was visited by P. T. Barnum and Jesse James. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978, the Martin Hotel operates as a museum. The Morgan County Courthouse, established in Versailles, burned in 1887; however, the majority of the records were rescued, and the courthouse was soon rebuilt.

Coal mining was historically an important economic activity in Morgan County.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1833 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1833 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1833 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1834 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1837 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1841 Birth 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

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1840 4,407
1850 4,650
1860 8,202
1870 8,434
1880 10,132
1890 12,311
1900 12,175
1910 12,863
1920 12,015
1930 10,968
1940 11,140
1950 10,207
1960 9,476
1970 10,068
1980 13,807
1990 15,574

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External links

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