Chariton County

Chariton County, Missouri

306 S Cherry St
Keytesville, MO 65261
Phone: (660) 288-3273
Fax: (660) 288-3403

In north-central MO, northwest of Columbia; organized Nov 16, 1820 (prior to statehood) from Howard County. Name Origin: For a French fur trader, probably Jean Chariton, who was also called Joseph or John Chorette. During the 1700s he established a trading post on the north bank of the Missouri River in what is now IA

Area (sq mi):: 768.25 (land 755.87; water 12.38) Population per square mile: 10.70
Population 2005: 8,124 State rank: 99 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.70%; 1990-2000 -8.30% Population 2000: 8,438 (White 95.60%; Black or African American 3.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.10%; Other 0.70%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 42.50
Income 2000: per capita $15,515; median household $32,285; Population below poverty level: 11.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,262-$24,087
Unemployment (2004): 5.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.90% Median travel time to work: 23.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 41.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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A Chariton County jury awarded a seven-figure verdict to a train engineer who was injured while attempting to slide his seat backward.
Forest sites were located at Sugar Creek Conservation Area in Adair County (N 40[degrees] 12' 1.38" W 92[degrees] 64' 2.1") and Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Chariton County (N 39[degrees] 34' 30.96" W 93[degrees] 12' 20.88").
Born September 20, 1809, in Prince Edward County, Virginia; studied at Hampden Sydney College (1826-1827); moved to Chariton County, Missouri (1831); state legislator (1836-1838 and 1840-1844); served in Congress (1844-1846) but resigned (August 1846) to fight in the Mexican War; served in Stephen W.
A motorcyclist involved in a crash on a rural highway won a tiny verdict from a Chariton County jury, which effectively amounted to a defense win.