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Taney County, Missouri

US county information
NameTaney County
Largest cityBranson
US Area
Total Area651.48 sq mi (1687.3 km2)
Land Area632.36 sq mi (1637.8 km2)
Water Area19.12 sq mi (49.5 km2)
Population Est.47023 (2008)
Density12/km2 (31/sq mi)
Named forRoger B. Taney, Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Taney County is a county located in Southwest Missouri in the United States. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, the county's population was 39,703. A 2008 estimate, however, showed the population to be 47,023. Its county seat is Forsyth.

The county was officially organized on January 4, 1837, and named in honor of Roger Brooke Taney, the fifth Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, most remembered for later delivering the majority opinion in Dred Scott v. Sanford.

The county includes the popular tourist destination city of Branson and is part of the Branson Micropolitan Statistical Area. With a wide range of live music shows, restaurants and shopping locations, Taney County is also the home of Table Rock, Taneycomo and Bull Shoals Lakes.

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