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Shannon County, Missouri

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Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Shannon County, Missouri.

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The county was officially organized on January 29, 1841, and was named in honor of George F. "Peg-Leg" Shannon, a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Missouri's first copper mine was opened in Shannon County in 1846 and Missouri's only manganese mine was opened here during World War II.

The Great Tri-State Tornado of March 18, 1925 appears to have begun in Moore Township; most likely as constituent tornadoes of a tornado family preceding the infamous very long tack tornado that went on to kill 695 people across southeastern Missouri, southern Illinois, and southwestern Indiana over the next several hours.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Communities

Akers | Alley Spring | Bartlett | Birch Tree | Delaware | Deslet | Eminence (County Seat) | Flatwood | Gang | Low Wassie | Midridge | Montier | Munsell | Not | Oakside | Owls Bend | Rat | Round Spring | Shannondale | Shawnee | Summersville (part) | Teresita | Timber | Venice | West Eminence | Winona



MO GenWeb

Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places

Mark Twain National Forest (part)

Ozark Nat'l Scenic Riverways (part)