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Miller County is a county located in the state of Missouri. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 24,748. Its county seat is Tuscumbia. The county was organized February 6, 1837 and named for John Miller, former US Representative and Governor of Missouri.
Named for John Miller, governor of Missouri.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
South of Cole County near the center of Missouri. On the north are Cole and Moniteau Counties on the east are Osage and Maries Counties, on the west is Morgan County, on the southwest is Camden, on the south is Pulaski. Originated February 6, 1837 by act of the state legislature, before which it was a part of Cole County, and named in honor of John Miller (1781-1846), fourth governor of Missouri, 1826-1832. John Miller was a colonel under General Harrison in the War of 1812 and a member of Congress 1826-1842. The county was first settled in 1815 by Seneca R.Y. Day and others. (Laws of Missouri, February 6, 1837; Parker, 321; Conard, 384-386)
Source: Weber, Frank. "Place Names Of Six South Central Counties of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1938.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 600 square miles (1,600 km2), of which 593 square miles (1,540 km2) is
land and 7.4 square miles (19 km2) (1.2%) is water.
Bordering counties are as follows:
Eldon R-I School District - Eldon
Iberia R-V School District - Iberia
Miller County R-III School District - Tuscumbia
St. Elizabeth R-IV School District - St. Elizabeth
Lakeview Christian Academy - Lake Ozark (K-10) - Nondenominational Christian
Our Lady of the Snows School - Eugene (K-09) - Roman Catholic
Eldon Montessori Children' House - Eldon (PK-K) - Nonsectarian
Powerhouse Christian Academy - Iberia (PK-12) - Nondenominational Christian
The King's Academy - Christ the King Lutheran School - Lake Ozark (Preschool-4) - Lutheran