Cabool, Missouri

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Cabool is a city in Texas County, Missouri, United States. The population was 2,168 at the 2000 census.



Cabool is located at 37°7′34″N 92°6′13″W / 37.12611°N 92.10361°W / 37.12611; -92.10361 (37.126097, -92.103479)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.7 km²), of which, 3.7 square miles (9.6 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.07%) is water.

Origin of name

The city was named after Kabul, Afghanistan, using an older English spelling of the name, in 1882. The British had just pulled out of Kabul at the end of the Second Anglo-Afghan War in 1881. As local legend goes, one of the construction engineers who built the railroad through Cabool also worked on railroad construction in Afghanistan and thought this area of southern Texas County looked similar to the region of Kabul, Afghanistan. Prior to being called Cabool, the community was known as Cedar Bluff.

Old Legends claim that Cabool was named after the Indian chief that lived there.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,168 people, 883 households, and 544 families residing in the city. The population density was 583.7 people per square mile (225.6/km²). There were 1,013 housing units at an average density of 272.7/sq mi (105.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.85% White, 0.23% African American, 0.83% Native American, 0.83% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 1.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.01% of the population.

There were 883 households out of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.0% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.3% were non-families. 34.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.94.

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