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Christian County is a county located in the southwestern part of the state of Missouri. Based on the 2010 census, the population was
77,422. Its county seat is Ozark. The county was organized in 1859 and is named after William Christian, a Kentucky soldier of the American
Christian County is part of the Springfield, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Named for William Christian, Kentucky Revolutionary War soldier.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Organized March 8, 1859, from portions of Greene, Webster, and Taney Counties. It is said to have been named Christian from the county of that name in Kentucky and at the request of an old lady, Mrs. Tom Nervis, who had lived in the Kentucky county. (John Rogers; Eaton (46) II, p. 275)
Source: Bell, Margaret E. "Place Names In The Southwest Border Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1933.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 564 square miles (1,460 km2), of which 563 square miles (1,460 km2) is
land and 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2) (0.2%) is water. The county is drained by James River and branches of the White River. The surface is
undulating or hilly
Bordering counties are as follows:
Billings R-IV School District - Billings
Chadwick R-I School District - Chadwick
Clever R-V School District - Clever
Nixa R-II School District - Nixa
Ozark R-VI School District - Ozark
Sparta R-III School District - Sparta
Spokane R-VII School District - Spokane
Faith Christian School - Spokane - (PK-12) - Baptist
Columbia College - Ozark Campus - Private - Nonsectarian