Place:New Madrid, Missouri, United States

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New Madrid County (pronounced ) ) is a county located in the Bootheel of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 18,956. The largest city and county seat is New Madrid, located on the northern side of the Kentucky Bend in the Mississippi River, where it has formed an oxbow around an exclave of Fulton County, Kentucky. This feature has also been known as New Madrid Bend or Madrid Bend, for the city.

The county was officially organized on October 1, 1812, and is named after Nuevo Madrid, a district located in the region. This area was under Spanish rule following France's cession of North American territory after being defeated by Britain in the Seven Years' War. The Spanish named the district after Madrid, the capital of Spain.

The county includes a large part of the New Madrid Fault that produced the 1811–1812 New Madrid Earthquake. This zone has the potential to produce more earthquakes in the future.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1800 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1805 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1805 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1810 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1812 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1847 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 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
1810 2,103
1820 2,296
1830 2,350
1840 4,554
1850 5,541
1860 5,654
1870 6,357
1880 7,694
1890 9,317
1900 11,280
1910 19,488
1920 25,180
1930 30,262
1940 39,787
1950 39,444
1960 31,350
1970 23,420
1980 22,945
1990 20,928

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