Cedar County, Missouri

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Cedar County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population was 13,733. Its county seat is Stockton[1].


Origin of name

The county, founded in 1845, is named after Cedar Creek, a tributary of the Sac River, which in turn is named from the Eastern redcedar, a common tree of the area. However the Eastern Redcedar has been disappearing over time, due to the fact that land was cleared for pasture and that it is considered undesirable: it is known to make cattle that eat it sick.[citation needed]


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 499 square miles (1,292.4 km2), of which 476 square miles (1,232.8 km2) is land and 23 square miles (59.6 km2) (4.53%) is water area from various rivers and Stockton Lake.

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