New Madrid County, MO
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New Madrid County Statistics

According to the 2000 Census, the county has a total area of 698.02 square miles , of which 678.01 square miles is land.

About New Madrid County, MO

New Madrid County new- mad -rid ) is a county located in the Bootheel of southeast Missouri in the United States . As of the 2000 Census , the county's population was 19,760. A 2008 estimate, however, showed the population to be 17,589. The largest city and county seat is New Madrid . The county was officially organized on October 1, 1812, and is named after a district located in the region that was once under Spanish rule, Nuevo Madrid, after Madrid, Spain . The county takes in a large part of the New Madrid Fault that produced the 1811-1812 New Madrid Earthquake and has the potential to produce more earthquakes in the future.

French Canadians landed in New Madrid County in 1781, and established the first settlement in the present county at New Madrid . New Madrid County was organized on October 1, 1812 as an act of the First General Assembly of the Missouri Territory . A series of over one thousand earthquakes struck in the area in 1811 and 1812. The New Madrid Earthquake was the strongest non- subduction zone earthquake in the United States , and may have registered 9.0 on the moment magnitude scale . A request dated January 13, 1814, by the Territorial Governor , William Clark , asked for Federal relief for the "inhabitants of New Madrid County".

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