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Maury County, Tennessee

US county information
NameMaury County
Largest cityColumbia
US Area
Total Area616 sq mi (1595.4 km2)
Land Area613 sq mi (1587.7 km2)
Water Area3 sq mi (7.8 km2)
Population80956 (2010)
Density43.6/km2 (113/sq mi)
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Maury County (c-eniconˈmɒreɪ) is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2010, the population was 80,956. Its county seat is Columbia . It was formed in 1807 from Williamson County and Indian lands. Maury County was named in honor of Major Abram Poindexter Maury of Williamson County, who was a member of the Tennessee legislature and an officer. Maj. A. P. Maury was an uncle of Commodore Matthew Fontaine Maury. Maury County is notable for several civil rights incidents including a famous 1946 Race Riot and the local board of education losing an important court case involving tenure and segregated schools in Miss Florence Ella Hatton v. County Board of Education of Maury County in 1970.

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