Place:Shannon, Missouri, United States

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Shannon County is a county located in South Central Missouri in the United States. It is the second-largest county by area in Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,441. Its county seat is Eminence. The county was officially organized on January 29, 1841, and was named in honor of George F. "Peg-Leg" Shannon, a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Missouri's first copper mine was opened in Shannon County in 1846 and Missouri's only manganese mine was opened here during World War II.

As of 2000, Shannon County ranked 78th on the list of counties with the lowest per capita income and 46th on the list of counties with the lowest median household incomes in the United States, making it the poorest county in Missouri.

The county is the home of the Eminence High School Lady Redwings who brought home the Class 1 state championship titles in both girls basketball and volleyball during the 2011-2012 school year.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1841 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1859 Land 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
1869 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1872 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1881 Marriage 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
1850 1,199
1860 2,284
1870 2,339
1880 3,441
1890 8,898
1900 11,247
1910 11,443
1920 11,865
1930 10,894
1940 11,831
1950 8,377
1960 7,087
1970 7,196
1980 7,885
1990 7,613

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