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Ripley County, Missouri


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Statistics & Facts

The Missouri state capital is Jefferson City.
The population of Doniphan is approximately 1,932 (2000), 1997 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 951 (2000), 852 (2010).
The amount of land area in Doniphan is 3.338 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Doniphan to Washington DC is 798 miles.
The distance to the Missouri state capital is 155 miles. (as the crow flies)
Doniphan is positioned 36.62 degrees north of the equator and 90.82 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

The County of Ripley is named after General Eleazar w. Ripley, a War Hero of 1812. The City of Doniphan was named after Colonel Alexander W. Doniphan. The entire town of Doniphan was burned during the Civil War on September 19th 1864. The courthouse still remains from this time and is still in use to this day.
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The small town of Doniphan is rich in American History. The town itself is truly like walking back in time to yester years gone by, but is still very much a part of today. Watch the checker games and horseshoe pitching at the courthouse built in 1899. Doniphan is a town where people know you by name, which is a stark contrast to the larger cities of today.

The Trial of Tears comes through Ripley County.
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Doniphan is located in the Central Time Zone.

The population of Doniphan was:
1990 - 1,713
2000 - 1,932
The 1990 and 2000 figures are from US Census data. All other figures are from other sources.

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