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Andrew County is a county located in the northwestern part of the state of Missouri. As of the 2010 US Census, the county had a
population of 17,291. Its county seat is Savannah. The county was organized January 29, 1841 and named for Andrew Jackson Davis, a lawyer and
prominent citizen of St. Louis.
Andrew County is part of the St. Joseph, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Kansas City-Overland, Park-Kansas City, MO-KS Combined Statistical Area.
Named for Andrew Jackson Davis, a prominent citizen of St. Louis and Savannah.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Andrew County was a part of the Platte Purchase and was organized in 1841. It was named in honor of Andrew Jackson Davis, a prominent lawyer of St. Louis and formerly of Savannah, the county seat of this county. (HIST. OF HARR., p. 181; Eaton, p. 202; BOONEVILLE WEEKLY ADV., Nov. 10, 1911, p. 2; SAVANNAH REPORTER, Mar. 10, 1916, p. 1; SESSION LAWS, 1840, p. 33)
Source: Ewing, Martha K. "Place Names In The Northwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1929.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 436 square miles (1,130 km2), of which 433 square miles (1,120 km2) is land and 3.7 square miles (9.6 km2) (0.9%) is water
Bordering counties are as follows:
Avenue City R-IX School District - Cosby
North Andrew County R-VI School District - Rosendale
Savannah R-III School District - Savannah