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Daviess County Statistics

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 569.07 square miles , of which 566.97 square miles is land.

About Daviess County, MO

Daviess County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri . As of 2000, the population was 8,016. Its county seat is Gallatin . The county was organized in 1836 and is named after Col. Joseph Hamilton Daviess of Kentucky , who was killed in 1811 at the Battle of Tippecanoe .

Jamesport includes the largest Amish community in Missouri. According to Mormon founder Joseph Smith, Jr. , Adam-ondi-Ahman , situated in the central part of the county, was where Adam and Eve relocated after being banished from the Garden of Eden . According to LDS tradition, the site is to be a gathering spot prior to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ . Joseph Smith's revelation which came in 1838 -- two years after the county was organized -- spurred in an influx of Mormon settlers. Non-Mormon residents feared they were going to lose control of the county and attempted to prevent Mormons voting in the Gallatin election day battle . This was to be the first skirmish in the Mormon War , in which Missouri evicted the Mormons after arresting Joseph Smith and other leaders of the church. The County played a major role in the history of the outlaw James-Younger Gang . The first confirmed bank robbery involving Jesse James occurred on December 7, 1869 at the Daviess County Savings Association in Gallatin. In...

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