Dunklin County, Missouri

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Dunklin County is a county located in the Bootheel of Southeast Missouri in the United States. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, the county's population was 33,155. A 2008 estimate, however, showed the population to be 31,454. The largest city and county seat is Kennett[1]. The county was officially organized on February 14, 1845, and is named in honor of Daniel Dunklin, a former Governor of Missouri who died the year before the county was organized.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 547 square miles (1,416.7 km2), of which 546 square miles (1,414.1 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.27%) is water. The lowest point in the state of Missouri is located on the St. Francis River in Buffalo Township in Dunklin County, where it flows out of Missouri and into Arkansas.

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