FANDOM


This article is based on the corresponding article in another wiki. For Familypedia purposes, it requires significantly more historical detail on phases of this location's development. The ideal article for a place will give the reader a feel for what it was like to live at that location at the time their relatives were alive there. Also desirable are links to organizations that may be repositories of genealogical information..
Please help to improve this page yourself if you can.


Andrew County, Missouri
ANDREW COUNTY COURTHOUSE
Andrew County Courthouse
Map of Missouri highlighting Andrew County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of USA MO
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Founded January 29, 1841
Named for Andrew Jackson Davis
Seat Savannah
Largest city Savannah
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

436 sq mi (1,129 km²)
433 sq mi (1,121 km²)
3.7 sq mi (10 km²), 0.9%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

17,296
40/sq mi (15/km²)
Congressional district 6th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.andrewcounty.org

Andrew County is a county located in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the county had a population of 17,291.[1] Its county seat is Savannah.[2] The county was organized January 29, 1841 and named for Andrew Jackson Davis, a lawyer and prominent citizen of St. Louis.[3]

Andrew County is part of the St. Joseph, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Kansas City, Missouri, Kansas City metropolitan area.

HistoryEdit

The following material is inscribed on a plaque erected by the State Historical Society of Missouri and State Highway Commission in 1960, now located by the Andrew County Courthouse.

Andrew County, organized 1841, is one of six counties in the Indian Platte Purchase Territory annexed to Missouri in 1837. Named for Andrew Jackson Davis, a St. Louis editor, the county was first settled in the middle 1830s. Pioneers were from Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, and other parts of Missouri.

Savannah, the county seat, was laid out in 1841. First briefly called Union, it was renamed for Savannah, Georgia. The Platte County Railroad (CB&Q) reached there in 1860, and today's Chicago, Great Western in the late 1880s. The town grew as a shipping point and trading center in the post Civil War era.

Divided during the Civil War, Andrew County sent troops to both sides. In August 1861, 1,500 soldiers from Andrew County and other counties joined the pro-Southern Missouri State Guard at Camp Highly in eastern Andrew County while others joined a large Union cap in adjacent Gentry County. In 1861, Union troops seized "Northwest Democrat," a pro-Southern newspaper, in Savannah and troops from Camp Highly seized the "Plain Dealer," a Union newspaper. Raiding guerrilla bands overran the county through 1863.

Andrew County's glacial plains support fertile livestock, grain, and fruit farms. The One Hundred and Two River, along with the Platte River, are located in the county. Its western border is formed by the Nodaway and Missouri rivers. In 1804 the Lewis and Clark Expedition camped on an island at the mouth of the Nodaway River. Members of fur trader W. Price Hunt's 1811 Astorian expedition wintered near the river’s mouth as well.

Among the towns located in Andrew County are Amazonia, once on the Missouri River, now inland, laid out in 1857 near the site of Nodaway City, an early river port; Fillmore, established in 1845; Whitesville, established in 1848; Rochester, established in 1848; Bolckow, established in 1868; Rosendale, established in 1869; Rea, established in 1877; Helena, established in 1878; and Cosby, established in 1882.

The Andrew County Museum & Historical Society celebrates the history of Andrew County through exhibits, programs, publications, and special events. The museum and society collects, preserves, researches, and interprets documents and artifacts to promote the appreciation and preservation of the county's history and bring history to life in Andrew County.[1]

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 436 square miles (1,130 km2), of which 433 square miles (1,120 km2) is land and 3.7 square miles (9.6 km2) (0.9%) is water.[4]

Adjacent countiesEdit

Major highwaysEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1850 9,433
1860 11,850 25.6%
1870 15,137 27.7%
1880 16,318 7.8%
1890 16,000 −1.9%
1900 17,332 8.3%
1910 15,282 −11.8%
1920 14,075 −7.9%
1930 13,469 −4.3%
1940 13,015 −3.4%
1950 11,727 −9.9%
1960 11,062 −5.7%
1970 11,913 7.7%
1980 13,908 16.7%
1990 14,632 5.2%
2000 16,492 12.7%
2010 17,291 4.8%
Est. 2016 17,350 [5] 5.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2015[1]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 16,492 people, 6,273 households, and 4,635 families residing in the county. The population density was 38 people per square mile (15/km²). There were 6,662 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.38% White, 0.42% Black or African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 0.45% from two or more races. Approximately 0.84% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,273 households out of which 34.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.70% were married couples living together, 7.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.10% were non-families. 22.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.40% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 14.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,688, and the median income for a family was $46,067. Males had a median income of $32,955 versus $22,586 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,375. About 6.40% of families and 8.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.50% of those under age 18 and 8.00% of those age 65 or over.

EducationEdit

Public schoolsEdit

Public librariesEdit

  • Rolling Hills Consolidated Library -- Savannah Branch[11]

PoliticsEdit

LocalEdit

Andrew County, Missouri
Elected countywide officials
Assessor Paul Garrison Republican
Circuit Clerk Christy Porter Republican
County Clerk Sarah Miller Republican
Collector Phil Rogers Republican
Commissioner
(Presiding)
Bob Caldwell Republican
Commissioner
(District 1)
Fritz Hegeman Republican
Commissioner
(District 2)
Gary Baumann Republican
Coroner Doug Johnson Republican
Prosecuting Attorney Steven Stevenson Republican
Public Administrator Janet Rosenauer Republican
Recorder Chanler Williams Republican
Sheriff Bryan Atkins Republican
Surveyor F. Shane Terhune Republican
Treasurer Cindy Esely Republican

StateEdit

Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 63.22% 5,771 34.79% 3,176 1.98% 181
2012 51.99% 4,301 44.63% 3,692 3.38% 280
2008 48.09% 4,174 49.69% 4,313 2.22% 192
2004 60.70% 5,001 38.15% 3,143 1.15% 95
2000 54.55% 3,943 43.47% 3,142 1.98% 143
1996 37.24% 2,607 60.33% 4,223 2.43% 170
1992 50.00% 3,657 50.00% 3,657 0.00% 0

All of Andrew County is a part of Missouri’s 9th District in the Missouri House of Representatives and is represented by Delus Johnson (R-St. Joseph).

Missouri House of Representatives — District 9 — Andrew County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Delus Johnson 8,001 100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 9 — Andrew County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Delus Johnson 4,188 100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 9 — Andrew County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Delus Johnson 7,079 100.00%

All of Andrew County is a part of Missouri’s 12th District in the Missouri Senate and is currently represented by Dan Hegemen (R-Cosby).

Missouri Senate — District 9 — Andrew County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Dan Hegeman 4,228 100.00%

FederalEdit

U.S. Senate — Missouri — Andrew County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Roy Blunt 5,610 61.63% +17.08
Democratic Jason Kander 3,122 34.30% -13.75
Libertarian Jonathan Dine 213 2.34% -5.05
Green Johnathan McFarland 83 0.91% +0.91
Constitution Fred Ryman 74 0.81% +0.81
U.S. Senate — Missouri — Andrew County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Todd Akin 3,664 44.55%
Democratic Claire McCaskill 3,952 48.05%
Libertarian Jonathan Dine 608 7.39%

All of Andrew County is included in Missouri’s 6th Congressional District and is currently represented by Sam Graves (R-Tarkio) in the U.S. House of Representatives.

U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 6th Congressional District — Andrew County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Sam Graves 6,748 74.71% +7.01
Democratic David M. Blackwell 2,021 22.38% -6.53
Libertarian Russ Lee Monchil 179 1.98% -1.42
Green Mike Diel 84 0.93% +0.93
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri’s 6th Congressional District — Andrew County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Sam Graves 3,328 67.70% -2.74%
Democratic Bill Hedge 1,421 28.91% +1.80
Libertarian Russ Lee Monchil 167 3.40% +0.95
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 6th Congressional District — Andrew County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Sam Graves 5,769 70.44%
Democratic Kyle Yarber 2,220 27.11%
Libertarian Russ Lee Monchil 201 2.45%

Missouri Presidential Preference Primary (2008)Edit

  • Former U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton (D-New York) received more votes, a total of 1,067, than any candidate from either party in Andrew County during the 2008 presidential primary.

Template:Missouri Republican primary, 2008 Template:Missouri Democratic primary, 2008

CommunitiesEdit

CitiesEdit

VillagesEdit

Unincorporated communitiesEdit

TownshipsEdit

Andrew County is divided into 10 townships:

Notable peopleEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/29/29003.html. Retrieved September 7, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. https://web.archive.org/web/20110531210815/http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. pp. 202. https://books.google.com/books?id=RfAuAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA202#v=onepage&q&f=false. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/docs/gazetteer/counties_list_29.txt. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/popest/data/tables.2016.html. Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. https://www.webcitation.org/6YSasqtfX?url=http://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/mo190090.txt. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t4/tables/tab02.pdf. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. https://web.archive.org/web/20130911234518/http://factfinder2.census.gov/. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  11. ^ Breeding, Marshall. "Rolling Hills Consolidated Library -- Savannah Branch". Libraries.org. https://librarytechnology.org/library/20459. Retrieved May 8, 2017. 
  12. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS. 

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 39°59′N 94°48′W / 39.99, -94.80


This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Andrew County, Missouri. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.