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Pulaski County is a county located in the state of Missouri. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 52,274. Its county seat is
Waynesville. The county was organized in 1833 and named for Kazimierz Pułaski, a Polish patriot who died fighting in the American Revolution.
Pulaski County is the site of Fort Leonard Wood, a US Army installation base. It comprises the Fort Leonard Wood, MO Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Named for Casmir Pulaski, Polish general of the American Revolution.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Organized by act of legislature Janurary 19, 1833. On the north are Miller and Maries Counties, on the east is Phelps, on the south are Texas and Laclede, on the west are Laclede and Camden. It has been called "the mother of counties" because Phelps entirely, and parts of Crawford, Camden, Miller, Maries, and Texas Counties were formed from it. It was named for Count Casimir Pulaski, the Polish patriot, who fought for the American colonies in the Revolutionary War and was killed at the Battle of Savannah. Pulaski is a stock name found in six other counties and eleven towns. It has also been called "The Switzerland of America" because of its high hill, bluffs, and swift rivers. (LAWS OF MISSOURI 1833; HIST. LACLEDE, 113; OZARK REGION & PEOPLE, 70; G.M. Reed; G.W. Lane)
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 551 square miles (1,430 km2), of which 547 square miles (1,420 km2) is
land and 4.4 square miles (11 km2) (0.8%) is water.
Bordering counties are as follows:
Crocker R-II School District - Crocker
Dixon R-I School District - Dixon
Laquey R-V School District - Laquey
Swedeborg R-VIII School District - Swedeborg
Richland R-IV School District - Richland
Waynesville R-VI School District - Waynesville
Maranatha Baptist Academy - St. Robert (K4-12) - Baptist