Place:Taney, Missouri, United States

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Taney County is a county located in Southwest Missouri in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 51,675. Its county seat is Forsyth.

The county was officially organized on January 4, 1837, and named in honor of Roger Brooke Taney, the fifth Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, most remembered for later delivering the majority opinion in Dred Scott v. Sandford.

The county includes the popular tourist destination city of Branson and is part of the Branson Micropolitan Statistical Area. With a wide range of live music shows, restaurants and shopping locations, Taney County is also the home of Table Rock, Taneycomo and Bull Shoals Lakes.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1837 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1870 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1881 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1885 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1887 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1888 Probate 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 3,264
1850 4,373
1860 3,576
1870 4,407
1880 5,599
1890 7,973
1900 10,127
1910 9,134
1920 8,178
1930 8,867
1940 10,323
1950 9,863
1960 10,238
1970 13,023
1980 20,467
1990 25,561

Research Tips

External links

www.rootsweb.com/~motaney/


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