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Washington County is a county located in the eastern portion of the state of Missouri. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 25,195. The largest city and county seat is Potosi. The county was officially organized on August 21, 1813, and was named in honor of George Washington, the first President of the United States.
Named for George Washington, first President of the United States.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
The sixth oldest county in Missouri, it was organized August 21, 1813, from Ste. Genevieve County, one of the five original Spanish districts. It is bounded on the north by Franklin, on the northeast by Jefferson, on the east by St. Francois, on the south by Iron, and on the west by Crawford counties. Named in honor of George Washington. (Goodspeed, 1888, 480-1; HIST. S.E. MISSOURI, 1888, 85)
Source: Zimmer, Gertrude M. "Place Names Of Five Southeast Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1944.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 762 square miles (1,970 km2), of which 760 square miles (2,000 km2) is
land and 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2) (0.3%) is water
Bordering counties are as follows:
Of adults 25 years of age and older in Washington County, 62.5% possesses a high school diploma or higher while 7.5% holds a bachelor's degree or higher as their highest educational attainment.
Kingston K-XIV School District - Cadet
Potosi R-III School District - Potosi
Richwoods R-VII School District - Richwoods
Valley R-VI School District - Caledonia/ Belgrade
St. Joachim Elementary School - Cadet - (PK-08) - Roman Catholic
Mineral Area College Annex - Potosi - A satellite campus of Mineral Area College-Park Hills.