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Webster County is a county located in the state of Missouri. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 36,202. Its county seat is
Marshfield. The county was organized in 1855 and named for US Senator and US Secretary of State Daniel Webster.
Webster County is part of the Springfield, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Named for Daniel Webster, Massachusetts senator and US Secretary of State.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
W.T. Burford, the first white settler in Webster County, moved here from Tennessee in 1830 and settled near the present site of Marshfield. March 3, 1855 Webster County was organized from portions of Wayne, Crawford, and Greene Counties and named in honor of Daniel Webster (1782-1852) the brilliant statesman who had recently died. (A.M. Haswell; p. 76; Eaton (46) V, p. 73)
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 594 square miles (1,540 km2), of which 593 square miles (1,540 km2) is
land and 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2) (0.2%) is water.
Bordering counties are as follows:
Fordland R-III School District - Fordland
Marshfield R-I School District - Marshfield
Niangua R-V School District - Niangua
Seymour R-II School District - Seymour
Ozark Mennonite School - Seymour - (01-10) - Mennonite
Marshfield Christian School - Marshfield - (K-12) - Nondenominational Christianity