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Iron County, Missouri
Map of Missouri highlighting Iron County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Founded February 17, 1857
Named for the presence of Iron ore
Seat Ironton
Largest city Ironton
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

552 sq mi (1,430 km²)
551 sq mi (1,428 km²)
1 sq mi (2 km²), 0.13
 - (2000)
 - Density

Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Iron County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population is 10,697. Its county seat is Ironton6. The county was organized in 1857 and named for the presence of Iron ore.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,430 km² (552 sq mi). 1,428 km² (551 sq mi) of it is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.13%) is water.

The highest point in Missouri, Taum Sauk Mountain, is located in the county, and is part of the Saint Francois Mountains of the Ozarks plateau. The summit of Taum Sauk is 1772 feet above sea level.

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Coordinates: 37°33′N 90°46′W / 37.55, -90.76

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