Marquand, Missouri

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Marquand is a small town located in eastern Madison County, Missouri in the United States. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, the town's population was 251; a July 2007 estimate, however, showed the population to be 264. Marquand was officially recognized and incorporated as a town in 1906.

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Geography

Marquand is located at 37°25′43″N 90°10′2″W / 37.42861°N 90.16722°W / 37.42861; -90.16722 (37.428745, -90.167176)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²), all of it land.

History

Marquand was originally settled in 1804 by Capt. Henry Whitener and Michael Mouser, and was known as Whitener Settlement. The town was renamed in 1869 after W. G. Marquand, a railroad administrator, who donated $1,000 for the construction of a church. The town was incorporated in 1906. In 1924 a highway bridge was built over the Castor River.

1890: Asa Augusta Cook was the first Marshall of Marquand, he and his wife Polly Ann first lived there after marriage. His uncle, Julius "Jude" Cook was presiding judge of Madison County at Fredericktown (county seat) for 20 years. His wife Lulu Cook and their children ran a dairy farm for 30 years, selling milk, butter, & cream to the people of Fredericktown.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 251 people, 95 households, and 66 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,035.6 people per square mile (403.8/km²). There were 124 housing units at an average density of 511.6/sq mi (199.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.21% White, 0.40% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.40% from other races, and 1.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.20% of the population.

There were 95 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.3% were married couples living together, 15.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.21.

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