Dade County, Missouri

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Dade County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population is 7,923. Its county seat is Greenfield[1]. The county was organized in 1841 and is named after Major Francis L. Dade of Virginia, who was killed in the Seminole War in 1835.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 506 square miles (1,310.5 km2), of which 490 square miles (1,269.1 km2) is land and 16 square miles (41.4 km2) (3.15%) is water.

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On Thursday April 29, 2010, officers with the Southwest Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force, the St. Charles County Cyber Crime-Unit and deputies with the Dade County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant at the home of James "Jim" A. Toler, 63.of Greenfield. According to the probable cause statement, officers seized Toler's computer that allegedly had at least seven images of underage children in various sexual poses and/or acts on it. Toler's was released from the Dade County jail after posting $25,000 bond.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 7,923 people, 3,202 households, and 2,276 families residing in the county. The population density was 16 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 3,758 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.45% White, 0.27% Black or African American, 0.71% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. 0.85% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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