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Dent County, Missouri

US county information
NameDent County
StateMissouri
SeatSalem
Largest citySalem
US Area
Total Area754.51 sq mi (1954.2 km2)
Land Area753.54 sq mi (1951.7 km2)
Water Area0.97 sq mi (2.5 km2)
Population Est.15199 (2008)
Density7.7/km2 (20/sq mi)
Named forLewis Dent, a pioneer settler
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Dent County is a county located in South Central Missouri in the United States. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, the county's population was 14,927. A 2008 estimate, however, showed the population to be 15,119. The largest city and county seat is Salem . The county was officially organized on February 10, 1851, and is named after Lewis Dent, a pioneer settler who came from Virginia in 1835.


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