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Livingston County is located in north central Missouri and primarily consists of agriculture or timber land, with several industries, is home to many friendly people, abundant with wildlife, clean air, and country values. We are home to approximately 14,500 county residents with Chillicothe being the county seat and also a shopping hub for several counties around. You may also visit residents from Avalon, Bedford, Blue Mound, Chula, Dawn, Farmersville, Ludlow, Mooresville, Sampsel, Springhill, Sturgis, Utica, and Wheeling.
Livingston County has a total area of 538 square miles. Joseph Cox was the first settler in what is now Chillicothe Township, on section 12-58-24, in 1833; it was also at his house where the first courts were held in the county. Livingston County was founded in 1837 and named after Honorable Edward Livingston, the 11th Secretary of the State of the United States under President Andrew Jackson. Coincidently, Sheriff Steve Cox is a descendant of Joseph Cox and today Steve and his family reside on the same family farm.
Livingston County has 3 school districts being Chillicothe, Chula, and Southwest. All 3 schools provide an excellent environment for learning and take great pride in their student’s academic and athletic performance while receiving great community support.
The majority of people who have or now reside in Livingston County are known, respected, and admired for their care, compassion, faith, and willingness to help others.
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