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Stone County is a county located in the southwestern portion of the state of Missouri. Based on the 2010 census, the population was
32,202. Its county seat is Galena. The county was officially organized on February 10, 1851, and is named after William Stone, an English
pioneer and an early settler in Maryland who also served as Taney County Judge.
Stone County is part of the Branson, MO Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Springfield-Branson, MO Combined Statistical Area.
Named for William Stone, pioneer judge of Taney County.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Organized in 1851 from portions of Greene and Taney Counties and named for John W. Stone, who came from Tennessee, an early settler and influential member of the community. The first settlement in the county was made by Joseph Philibert who, in 1806, with two Delaware Indians came up the White River thence to James. (John Bass; Geo. King; Rufe Scott; Eaton (46) V, p. 68)
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 511 square miles (1,320 km2), of which 464 square miles (1,200 km2) is
land and 47 square miles (120 km2) (9.2%) is water.
Bordering counties are as follows:
Of adults 25 years of age and older in Stone County, 80.4% possesses a high school diploma or higher while 14.2% holds a bachelor's degree or higher as their highest educational attainment.
Blue Eye R-V School District - Blue Eye
Crane R-III School District - Crane
Galena R-II School District - Galena
Hurley R-I School District - Hurley
Reeds Spring R-IV School District - Reeds Spring
Apostolic Christian School - Reeds Spring - (05-12) - Non-denominational Christian
Gibson Technical Center - Reeds Spring - (09-12) - Vocational/Technical
New Horizons Alternative School - Reeds Spring - (06-12) - Alternative/Other
Tri-Lakes Special Education Cooperative - Blue Eye - (K-12) - Special Education