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Linn County is a county located in the northern portion of the state of Missouri. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 12,761. Its county seat is Linneus. The county was organized January 1, 1837 and named for US Senator Lewis F. Linn of Missouri.
Named for Lewis F. Linn, United States senator
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Linn County was organized January 7, 1837. "It was named after Honorable Lewis T. Linn who was a United States Senator from 1833-1843." In 1843, Honorable Lewis T. Linn died at his residence at Ste. Genevieve. (Eaton, p. 187; Gannet, p. 187; LINN COUNTY ATLAS, 1876, p. 6; HIST. LINN (Brisdall & Dean), p. 169; RECORD OF CHAR. COUNTY, Part II, p. 17)
Source: Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 621 square miles (1,610 km2), of which 616 square miles (1,600 km2) is
land and 5.8 square miles (15 km2) (0.9%) is water.
Bordering counties are as follows:
Brookfield R-III School District - Brookfield
Bucklin R-II School District - Bucklin
Linn County R-1 School District - Purdin
Marceline R-V School District - Marceline
Meadville R-IV School District - Meadville
Father McCartan Memorial School - Marceline (K-09) - Roman Catholic
Locust Creek Mennonite School - Laclede (02-09) - Mennonite