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Saline County is a county located along the Missouri River in the state of Missouri. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 23,370. Its county seat is Marshall. The county was established November 25, 1820, and named for the region's salt springs.
Named for its numerous salt springs.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Saline County was organized on November 25, 1820 and named for the many salt springs it contained. (Conrad, p. 476; Eaton, vol. 13, p. 63; Jacob Van Dyke)
Source: Pace, Nadine. "Place Names In The 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 767 square miles (1,990 km2), of which 756 square miles (1,960 km2) is
land and 11 square miles (28 km2) (1.5%) is water. It is located along the Missouri River.
Bordering counties are as follows:
Gilliam C-4 School District - Gilliam
Hardeman R-X School District - Marshall
Malta Bend R-V School District - Malta Bend
Marshall School District - Marshall
Orearville R-IV School District - Slater
Sweet Springs R-VII School District - Sweet Springs
Calvary Baptist School - Marshall (PK-10) - Baptist (Alternative School)
St. Peter Catholic School - Marshall (K-09) - Roman Catholic
Missouri Valley College - Marshall - A private, four-year Presbyterian university.