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Callaway County, Missouri

US county information
NameCallaway County
Largest cityJefferson City
US Area
Total Area847.03 sq mi (2193.8 km2)
Land Area838.84 sq mi (2172.6 km2)
Water Area8.19 sq mi (21.2 km2)
Population44332 (2010)
Density18.9/km2 (49/sq mi)
Named forCapt. James Callaway, grandson of Daniel Boone, killed in Indian fighting in 1815.
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Callaway County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. It is part of the Jefferson City, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2010, the population was 44,332. Its county seat is Fulton . The county was organized in 1820. It was named for Capt. James Callaway, a grandson of Daniel Boone. Callaway was killed in Indian fighting in 1815. Callaway County is also referred to as "The Kingdom of Callaway", after an incident in which residents confronted Union troops during the American Civil War.

Summit Lake Winery was founded in Holts Summit, linking the county to the Missouri Rhineland along the river. Vineyards and wineries were first established in the area by German immigrants in the 19th century. Since the 1960s, there has been a revival of winemaking throughout the state.

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