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Laclede County is a county located in the state of Missouri. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 35,571. Its county seat is
Lebanon. The county was organized February 24, 1849, and was named after Pierre Laclède, founder of St. Louis.
Laclede County comprises the Lebanon, MO Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Named for Pierre Laclede Liguest, founder of St. Louis.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Located in south-central Missouri, bounded by Camden and Pulaski on the north, on the east by Pulaski and Texas, on the south by Wright andf Webster, and on the west by Dallas. Formed from Pulaski County. The petition to form the county passed the state legislature March 27, 1845, and the first election was held the first Monday in April, 1849. Named by the legislature to honor Pierre Liguest Laclede, founder of St. Louis, who died June 20, 1778. (HIST. LACLEDE (1889), p. 3; Eaton, MISSOURI HIST. REV., vol. 2, p. 182)
Source: O'Brien, Anna. "Place Names Of Five Central Southern Counties of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1939.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 768 square miles (1,990 km2), of which 765 square miles (1,980 km2) is
land and 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2) (0.4%) is water.
Bordering counties are as follows:
Laclede County R-I School District - Conway
Gasconade C-4 School District - Falcon
Lebanon R-III School District - Lebanon
Stoutland R-II School District - Stoutland