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Oregon County Statistics

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 791.59 square miles , of which 791.40 square miles is land.

About Oregon County, MO

Oregon County is a county located in South Central Missouri in the United States . As of the 2000 U.S. Census , the county's population was 10,344. A 2008 estimate, however, showed the population to be 10,264. Its county seat is Alton . The county was officially organized on February 14, 1845, and was named for the Oregon Territory in the northwestern United States. Home to a large area of the Mark Twain National Forest , Oregon County contains more National Forest land than any other county in Missouri. It also contains the Irish Wilderness , the largest federally protected wilderness area in the state. Hiking and backpacking opportunities abound on the Ozark Trail and the White's Creek Trail. Canoeing and fishing are popular on the Eleven Point River , which is Missouri's only National Wild and Scenic River . Grand Gulf State Park is a Missouri state park just west of Thayer which includes a collapsed karst canyon.

During the American Civil War , men from Oregon County marched off to fight for the Confederate States of America on three separate occasions. In July 1861, the Second Infantry Regiment of McBride's Seventh Division, Missouri State Guard was formed. Oregon County men made up Companies A, D, F, and G. On August 10, 1861 they fought at the Battle of Wilson's Creek near Springfield and were victorious. In early...

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