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Carter County Statistics

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 509.02 square miles , of which 507.58 square miles is land.

About Carter County, MO

Carter County is a county located in the central western portion of the Ozark Foothills Region in Southeast Missouri in the United States . The county was officially organized on March 10, 1859, and is named after Zimri A. Carter, a pioneer settler who came to Missouri from South Carolina in 1812. It was created from portions of Ripley , Shannon and Wayne counties. On the first Monday of April 1859 three men met at the home of James Brown to select a seat for the newly created Carter County. They selected Van Buren which, until 1847, had been the county seat of Ripley County. At the time of its creation Carter County was attached to Ripley County for the purpose of representation in the General Assembly. The 1860 U.S. Census shows the newly created Carter County with a population of 1197 free persons and 20 slaves held by 8 slave owners. The 1920 US Census shows a peak population for Carter County of 7482. The population then declined until it reached a low of 3878 in the 1970 U.S. Census. The population has since risen steadily. As of the 2010 U.S. Census , the county's population was 6,265. The largest city and county seat is Van Buren .

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Kid's Summer Art Camp at SCGA: July 11 - July 15 - Sumter, SC
Mon, July 11, 2016 - Fri, July 15, 2016 Summer Art Camp at the SCGA Morning Classes: 9:00am - 12:00pm: Fun in the Mud (Ages 4-7) In this beginner’s pottery class students will be introduced to different kinds of clay, the pottery wheel, a variety of hand-building skills and colorful glazes. We will draw inspiration for our creations from children’s stories as we combine art, storytelling and play in this unique class offering. Space is the Place (Ages 4-7) “Houston, we have lift off!” Join us for a week of activities designed to engage our youngest students through both visual art and science. We will learn about rockets, the Milky Way, black holes, the solar system, our unique moon and more through painting, sculpture, and mixed media art projects. Modern Masters (Ages 8-12) introduces children to the wonderful world of Van Gogh, Cézanne, Dali, Chagall and Matisse. Using famous works of art to understand the artist’s styles, children reproduce their own artwork. These lessons are classic examples of how mixing art history with simple, foundational techniques can create the most beautiful works of art. Afternoon Classes: 1:00pm - 4:00pm: Artistic Assemblage (Ages 9 & up) Local artist Trisha King will guide this set of projects in which students will use stretched canvases and canvas boards as bases for their assemblages and will refinish a picture frame. Students will incorporate found objects, buttons and costume jewelry and a variety of mixed media to create works that convey meaning and highlight sentimental keepsakes. Print, Stitch & Dye (Ages 9 & up) Students will begin with a simple cross-stitch pattern to get them comfortable using a needle and thread, and will learn simple hand-sewing techniques and how to set up and operate a sewing machine. We will also learn about immersion dyeing techniques, including an ancient and beautiful form from...