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Douglas County is a county located in the south-central portion of the state of Missouri. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 13,684. The county seat and only incorporated community is Ava. The county was officially organized on October 19, 1857, and is named after US Senator Stephen A. Douglas (D-Illinois) and later Democratic presidential candidate.
Named for Stephen A. Douglas, Illinois senator and later presidential candidate.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Organized October 19, 185, from portions of Taney and Webster Counties and named for Stephen A. Douglas (1813-1861), senator from Illinois (1847-1861), and nominated for the Presidency in 1860. In 1857 Douglas was at the height of his power and popularity. (Eaton (46) V, p. 43; T.A. Kay)
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 815 square miles (2,110 km2), of which 814 square miles (2,110 km2) is
land and 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.1%) is water
Bordering counties are as follows:
Ava R-I School District - Ava
Plainview R8 School District - Goodhope, Missouri
Skyline R2 School District - Norwood, Missouri
Ava Victory Academy - Ava - (PK-06) - Non-denominational Christian
Mt. Zion Bible Academy - Ava - (PK-12) - Church of God