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Wright County is a county located in the southern portion of the state of Missouri. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 18,815.] Its county seat is Hartville. The county was officially organized on January 29, 1841, and is named after Silas Wright (D-New York), a former Congressman, US Senator and Governor of New York
Named for Silas Wright, a New York senator.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
The settlement of Wright County dates back to 1836, though men of what is now Texas County sojourned there as early as 1826. The county was organized January 29, 1841, and named for Silas Wright (1795-1847), a leader of the Democratic Party. He was United States Senator from New York (1833-1844) and one of the most brilliant statesmen of the day. (N.J. Craig; Haswell (11), p. 77; Eaton (46) V, p. 34)
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 683 square miles (1,770 km2), of which 682 square miles (1,770 km2) is
land and 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2) (0.2%) is water.
The county is drained by the Gasconade River and the headwaters of White River. The terrain is moderately hilly.
Bordering counties are as follows:
Of adults 25 years of age and older in Wright County, 71.1% possesses a high school diploma or higher while 9.8% holds a bachelor's degree or higher as their highest educational attainment.
Hartville R-II School District - Hartville
Mansfield R-IV School District - Mansfield
Mountain Grove R-III School District - Mountain Grove
Norwood R-I School District - Norwood
Manes R-V School District - Manes
Mountain Grove Christian Academy - Mountain Grove - (PK-12) - Non-denominational Christian
Liberty Faith Christian Academy - Norwood - (K-12) - Non-denominational Christian
Ozark Mountain Technical Center - Mountain Grove - (09-12) - Vocational/Technical
Ozark Regional Juvenile Detention Center - Mountain Grove - (05-12) - Juvenile Hall
Skyview State School - Mountain Grove - (K-12) - A school for handicapped students and those with other special needs.