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Dade County is a county located in the southwest part of the state of Missouri. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 7,883. Its county seat is Greenfield. The county was organized in 1841 and named after Major Francis L. Dade of Virginia, who was killed in the Seminole War in 1835
Named for Francis L. Dade, pioneer settler.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Dade County was set apart from Polk and Barry Counties by a Formative Act of January 29, 1841. This formation was followed by an Approval Act of February 15, 1841. These acts were followed by a Limiting Act of March 29, 1845, in which ten miles was taken off of the north and given to Cedar County, and nine miles from the south end added to Lawrence County. The county was named for Francis L. Dade, a Virginian, who became a lieutenant, captain, and brevet-major in the United States Army. He was killed in a treacherous attack by the Seminole Indians in 1835, near Fort King, Florida. (Colonel William F. Switzler; Missouri (16), p. 445; Session Laws 1840-1841)
Source: Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 506 square miles (1,310 km2), of which 490 square miles (1,300 km2) is
land and 16 square miles (41 km2) (3.2%) is water
Bordering counties are as follows:
Dadeville R-II School District - Dadeville
Everton R-III School District - Everton
Greenfield R-IV School District - Greenfield
Lockwood R-I School District - Lockwood
Immanuel Lutheran School - Lockwood (PK-08) - Lutheran
Faith Fellowship Christian Academy - Greenfield (PK-10) - Baptist