Harrison County, Missouri

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Harrison County
Harrison County Courthouse in Bethany
Harrison County Courthouse in Bethany
Map of Missouri highlighting Harrison County
Location within the U.S. state of Missouri
Map of the United States highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 40°21′N 93°59′W / 40.35°N 93.98°W / 40.35; -93.98
Country United States
State Missouri
FoundedFebruary 14, 1845
Named forAlbert G. Harrison
SeatBethany
Largest cityBethany
Area
 • Total726 sq mi (1,880 km2)
 • Land723 sq mi (1,870 km2)
 • Water3.9 sq mi (10 km2)  0.5%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total8,957
 • Estimate 
(2018)
8,414
 • Density12/sq mi (4.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district6th

Harrison County is a county in Missouri, United States. The county seat is Bethany.[1] In 2010, 8,957 people lived there.[2] The county was organized on February 14, 1845 and named for U.S. Representative Albert G. Harrison of Missouri.[3]

Geography[change | change source]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 726 square miles (1,880 km2), of which 723 square miles (1,870 km2) is land and 3.9 square miles (10 km2) (0.5%) is water.[4]

Bordering counties[change | change source]

Major highways[change | change source]

Demographics[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18502,447
186010,601333.2%
187014,63538.1%
188020,30438.7%
189021,0333.6%
190024,39816.0%
191020,466−16.1%
192019,719−3.6%
193017,233−12.6%
194016,525−4.1%
195014,107−14.6%
196011,603−17.8%
197010,257−11.6%
19809,890−3.6%
19908,469−14.4%
20008,8504.5%
20108,9571.2%
Est. 20188,414[5]−6.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2015[2]

As of the 2010 census, there were 8,957 people, 3,669 households and 2,461 families living in Harrison County.

Education[change | change source]

Public schools[change | change source]

Private schools[change | change source]

Public libraries[change | change source]

  • Bethany Public Library[10]

Communities[change | change source]

Cities[change | change source]

Villages[change | change source]

Unincorporated communities[change | change source]

Townships[change | change source]

Source[11]

  • Adams
  • Bethany
  • Butler
  • Clay
  • Colfax
  • Cypress
  • Dallas
  • Fox Creek
  • Grant
  • Hamilton
  • Jefferson
  • Lincoln
  • Madison
  • Marion
  • Sherman
  • Sugar Creek
  • Trail Creek
  • Union
  • Washington
  • White Oak

References[change | change source]

  1. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved September 9, 2013.
  3. Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 171.
  4. "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on October 21, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
  5. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  6. "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
  7. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
  8. "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
  9. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
  10. Breeding, Marshall. "Bethany Public Library". Libraries.org. Retrieved May 8, 2017.
  11. USGenWeb Project, Harrison County, Missouri

Further reading[change | change source]

  • Wanamaker, George W. History of Harrison County, Missouri (1921) online

Other websites[change | change source]

Coordinates: 40°21′N 93°59′W / 40.35°N 93.98°W / 40.35; -93.98