Carter County, Missouri

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Carter County
Carter County Courthouse in Van Buren
Carter County Courthouse in Van Buren
Map of Missouri highlighting Carter County
Location within the U.S. state of Missouri
Map of the United States highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 36°56′N 90°58′W / 36.94°N 90.97°W / 36.94; -90.97
Country United States
State Missouri
FoundedMarch 10, 1859
Named forZimri A. Carter, a pioneer settler who came to Missouri from South Carolina in 1812
SeatVan Buren
Largest cityVan Buren
Area
 • Total509 sq mi (1,320 km2)
 • Land507 sq mi (1,310 km2)
 • Water1.7 sq mi (4 km2)  0.3%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total6,265
 • Estimate 
(2018)
6,054
 • Density12/sq mi (4.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district8th

Carter County is a county in Missouri, United States. The county seat is Van Buren. In 2010, 6,265 people lived there.