Oregon County, Missouri

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Oregon County
Oregon County Courthouse in Alton
Oregon County Courthouse in Alton
Map of Missouri highlighting Oregon 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°41′N 91°24′W / 36.69°N 91.4°W / 36.69; -91.4
Country United States
State Missouri
FoundedFebruary 14, 1845
Named forOregon Territory
SeatAlton
Largest cityThayer
Area
 • Total792 sq mi (2,050 km2)
 • Land790 sq mi (2,000 km2)
 • Water1.7 sq mi (4 km2)  0.2%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2015)
10,953
 • Density14/sq mi (5/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district8th

Oregon County is a county in the U.S. state of Missouri. It was organized in 1845 and named for the Oregon Territory. As of 2000, 10,344 people lived there. Its county seat is Alton.