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Callaway County, Missouri
Map of Missouri highlighting Callaway County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Seat Fulton
Largest city Jefferson City
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

847 sq mi (2,194 km²)
839 sq mi (2,173 km²)
8 sq mi (21 km²), 0.97
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

40,766
49/sq mi (19/km²)
Founded 1820
Named for Capt. James Callaway, grandson of Daniel Boone, killed in Indian fighting in 1815.
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website callaway.missouri.org/

Callaway County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. It is part of the Jefferson City, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2000, the population was 40,766. Its county seat is Fulton[1]. The county was organized in 1820. It was named for Capt. James Callaway, a grandson of Daniel Boone. Callaway was killed in Indian fighting in 1815. Callaway County is also referred to as "The Kingdom of Callaway", after an incident in which residents confronted Union troops during the American Civil War.[2]

Summit Lake Winery was founded in Holts Summit, linking the county to the Missouri Rhineland along the river. Vineyards and wineries were first established in the area by German immigrants in the 19th century. Since the 1960s, there has been a revival of winemaking throughout the state.

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History

The Callaway County Courthouse in Fulton.

Callaway County was settled primarily from migrants from the Upper South states of Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia. They brought slaves and slaveholding traditions with them, and quickly started cultivating crops similar to those in Middle Tennessee and Kentucky: hemp and tobacco. Callaway was one of several counties to the north and south of the Missouri River settled mostly by southerners in the early antebellum years. Given their culture and traditions, this area became known as Little Dixie and Callaway was at its heart.[3] In 1860 slaves made up 25 percent or more of the county's population.[4] Residents generally supported the Confederacy during the Civil War.

Other settlers in the Missouri River valley included German immigrants, who established a strong wine industry in the area and towns with German-influenced architecture. Missouri was a large wine-producing state until Prohibition. In the late 20th century, numerous vineyards and wineries have been established, including Summit Lake Winery in Holts Summit. The county is part of the Missouri Rhineland, an area of vineyards along the Missouri River extending from St. Charles County west to Cole County.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 847 square miles (2,194 km²), of which, 839 square miles (2,173 km²) of it is land and 8 square miles (21 km²) of it (0.97%) is water.

Callaway County lies on the border of transition between prairie and rugged Ozarks. The north part of the county is relatively flat and devoid of large tracts of forests. The southern border of the county is the Missouri River and the area is heavily forested over large hills and valleys. Cedar Creek makes up the southern half of the western border.

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Adjacent counties

Major highways

National protected areas

Demographics

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 40,766 people, 14,416 households, and 10,336 families residing in the county. The population density was 49 people per square mile (19/km²). There were 16,167 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.79% White, 5.66% Black or African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 1.21% from two or more races. 0.92% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 29.9% were of German, 22.0% American, 9.1% Irish and 9.1% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 14,416 households out of which 35.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.10% were married couples living together, 10.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.30% were non-families. 23.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 11.10% from 18 to 24, 31.00% from 25 to 44, 21.50% from 45 to 64, and 11.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 107.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,110, and the median income for a family was $44,474. Males had a median income of $29,574 versus $22,317 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,005. About 6.00% of families and 8.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.30% of those under age 18 and 8.30% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Townships and other incorporated areas

Callaway County is divided into 18 townships as well as the City of Fulton. Also in Callaway County are self-governing incorporated areas such as Ridgewood Village.

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society
  3. ^ "The Story of Little Dixie, Missouri", Missouri Division-Sons of Confederate Veterans, accessed 3 Jun 2008
  4. ^ T. J. Stiles, Jesse James: The Last Rebel of the Civil War, New York: Vintage Books, 2003, pp.10-11
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

External links

Coordinates: 38°50′N 91°55′W / 38.84°N 91.92°W / 38.84; -91.92


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Callaway County, Missouri
Map
File:Map of Missouri highlighting Callaway County.png
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the USA highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1820
Seat Fulton
Largest City Jefferson City
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.97
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

40766
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: callaway.missouri.org/
Named for: Capt. James Callaway, grandson of Daniel Boone, killed in Indian fighting in 1815.

Callaway County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. It is part of the Jefferson City, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2000, the population was 40,766. Its county seat is Fulton6. The county was organized in 1820 and named for Capt. James Callaway, grandson of Daniel Boone, killed in Indian fighting in 1815.

Callaway County is also referred to as The Kingdom of Callaway, after an incident confronting Union troops during the American Civil War. See the Callaway County Public Library webpage and the Kingdom of Callway Historical Society webpage for more information.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,194 km² (847 sq mi). 2,173 km² (839 sq mi) of it is land and 21 km² (8 sq mi) of it (0.97%) is water.

Callaway county lies on the border transition between prairie and rugged ozarks. The north part of the county is relatively flat and devoid of large tracts of forests. The southern border of the county is the Missouri River and is vastly forested with large hills and valleys. Cedar Creek makes up the southern half of the western border.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 40,766 people, 14,416 households, and 10,336 families residing in the county. The population density was 19/km² (49/sq mi). There were 16,167 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (19/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 91.79% White, 5.66% Black or African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 1.21% from two or more races. 0.92% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 29.9% were of German, 22.0% American, 9.1% Irish and 9.1% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 14,416 households out of which 35.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.10% were married couples living together, 10.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.30% were non-families. 23.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 11.10% from 18 to 24, 31.00% from 25 to 44, 21.50% from 45 to 64, and 11.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 107.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,110, and the median income for a family was $44,474. Males had a median income of $29,574 versus $22,317 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,005. About 6.00% of families and 8.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.30% of those under age 18 and 8.30% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Townships

Callaway County is divided into 18 townships as well as the City of Fulton.


Coordinates: 38°50′N 91°55′W / 38.84, -91.92

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