Place:Ripley, Missouri, United States

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Ripley County is a county located in the Ozarks of Southeast Missouri in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,100. The largest city and county seat is Doniphan. The county was officially organized on January 5, 1833, and is named after Brigadier General Eleazer Wheelock Ripley, a soldier who served with distinction in the War of 1812.

The original area included what would later become Oregon, Howell, Shannon and Carter counties. The historic Natchitoches Trail passes through Ripley County. It was a Native American trail to the Southwest that was used by pioneers including Stephen F. Austin. During the American Civil War, Ripley county was strongly pro-Southern and provided four colonels for the Confederate Army. Several Civil War skirmishes took place in the county. Today's tourist areas include Current River and the Mark Twain National Forest.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1833 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1833 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1833 Marriage 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
1856 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1867 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 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
1840 2,856
1850 2,830
1860 3,747
1870 3,175
1880 5,377
1890 8,512
1900 13,186
1910 13,099
1920 12,061
1930 11,176
1940 12,606
1950 11,414
1960 9,096
1970 9,803
1980 12,458
1990 12,303

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