Christian County, Missouri
Christian County is a county in southwest Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 77,422. Its county seat is Ozark. It became a county in 1860 and is named after William Christian, a Kentucky soldier of the American Revolutionary War.
Christian County is part of the Springfield, Missouri metropolitan area. From 2000-2010 it was the fastest growing county in Missouri and one of the fastest growing in the United States. This was due to the booming growth in nearby Springfield.
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- Tang, Didi (11 February 2011). "New Census numbers: Christian County fastest growing in state". Springfield News-Leader. Archived from the original on 14 August 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)