Christian County, Missouri

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Location of Christian County in Missouri

Christian County is a county in southwest Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 77,422.[1] Its county seat is Ozark. It became a county in 1860 and is named after William Christian, a Kentucky soldier of the American Revolutionary War.[2]

Christian County is part of the Springfield, Missouri metropolitan area. From 2000-2010 it was the fastest growing county in Missouri and one of the fastest growing in the United States. This was due to the booming growth in nearby Springfield.[3]

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  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  2. Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 275.
  3. Tang, Didi (11 February 2011). "New Census numbers: Christian County fastest growing in state". The Springfield News-Leader. Retrieved 18 February 2013. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)