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McDonald County is a county located in the southwestern corner of the state of Missouri. Based on the 2010 census, the population was
23,083. Its county seat is Pineville. The county was organized in 1849 and named for Sergeant Alexander McDonald, a soldier in the American
McDonald County is part of the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Named for Alexander McDonald, Revolutionary War soldier.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Organized in 1849 and named for Sergeant McDonald, a South Carolina trooper in the Revolution.(1) Sturges remarks that "it has been quite a difficult task to ascertain the origin of the name, but all the old settlers state that the county was named after an officer in the Revolutionary War."(2) (1. R(Goodspeed (19), p. 179); 2. R(Sturges (20), p. 6) )
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 540 square miles (1,400 km2), of which 539 square miles (1,400 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (0.04%) is water
Bordering counties are as follows:
McDonald County R-I School District - Anderson