Place:Pemiscot, Missouri, United States

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NamePemiscot
Alt namesPemiscotsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates36.233°N 89.817°W
Located inMissouri, United States     (1851 - )
See alsoNew Madrid, Missouri, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Pemiscot County is a county located in the southeastern Bootheel in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 18,296. The largest city and county seat is Caruthersville. The county was officially organized on February 19, 1851, and is named for the local bayou, taken from the Fox dialect word, pem-eskaw, meaning "liquid mud". Bordering the Mississippi River and floodplain, the county has been devoted to agricultural development and commodity crops. With mechanization of agriculture, its population has declined since a peak in 1940.

Murphy Mound Archeological Site has one of the largest platform mounds in Missouri; it is a major earthwork of the Late Mississippian culture, which had settlement sites throughout the Mississippi Valley and tributaries. The site is privately owned and is not open to the public. The site may have been occupied from as early as 1200 CE and continuing to about 1541.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1851 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1865 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1881 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1882 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1883 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1883 Court 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 2,962
1870 2,059
1880 4,299
1890 5,975
1900 12,115
1910 19,559
1920 26,634
1930 37,284
1940 46,857
1950 45,624
1960 38,095
1970 26,373
1980 24,987
1990 21,921

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External links

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