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Missouri has one hundred and fourteen counties and one independent city. St. Louis City is separate from St. Louis County and is referred to as a "city not within a county." Following the Louisiana Purchase and the admittance of Louisiana into the United States in 1812, five counties were formed out of the Missouri Territory at the first general assembly. Most subsequent counties were apportioned from these five original counties.

Andrew County, Missouri

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Andrew County is a county located in the northwestern part of the state of Missouri. As of the 2010 US Census, the county had a population of 17,291. Its county seat is Savannah. The county was organized January 29, 1841 and named for Andrew Jackson Davis, a lawyer and prominent citizen of St. Louis.

Andrew County is part of the St. Joseph, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Kansas City-Overland, Park-Kansas City, MO-KS Combined Statistical Area.

Etymology - Origin of Andrew County Name

Named for Andrew Jackson Davis, a prominent citizen of St. Louis and Savannah.


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History of Andrew County, Missouri

Andrew County was a part of the Platte Purchase and was organized in 1841. It was named in honor of Andrew Jackson Davis, a prominent lawyer of St. Louis and formerly of Savannah, the county seat of this county. (HIST. OF HARR., p. 181; Eaton, p. 202; BOONEVILLE WEEKLY ADV., Nov. 10, 1911, p. 2; SAVANNAH REPORTER, Mar. 10, 1916, p. 1; SESSION LAWS, 1840, p. 33)

Source: Ewing, Martha K. "Place Names In The Northwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1929.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 436 square miles (1,130 km2), of which 433 square miles (1,120 km2) is land and 3.7 square miles (9.6 km2) (0.9%) is water

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Nodaway County (north)
  • Gentry County (northeast)
  • DeKalb County (east)
  • Buchanan County (south)
  • Doniphan County, Kansas (southwest)
  • Holt County (west)


Public schools

Avenue City R-IX School District - Cosby
North Andrew County R-VI School District - Rosendale
Savannah R-III School District - Savannah

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