Stone County (Missouri)

The Stone County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. In 2010, the County had 32,202 inhabitants and a population density of 26.8 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Galena.

In Stone County is located to the western part of the town Branson, a known tourist destination.


The County is located in southwest Missouri in the middle of the Ozarks at the Table Rock Lake pent-up White River. It borders on the south by Arkansas and has an area of 1323 square kilometers, of which 123 square kilometers are water surface. At the Stone County borders the following counties:


The Stone County was formed in 1851 from parts of the former Greene and Taney County. It was named after John W. Stone from Tennessee, one of the first white settlers in the region.

The first run of whites was settled in 1806 by Joseph Philibert, who had come in the company of two Delaware Indians, the White River upstream.

Demographic data

According to the census in 2010 lived in Stone County 32,202 people in 13,529 households. The population density was 26.8 inhabitants per square kilometer. In the 13,529 households lived statistically 2.35 per person.

The racial the population was composed of 97.2 percent white, 0.2 percent African American, 0.6 percent Native American, 0.3 percent Asian and other ethnic groups; 1.4 percent were descended from two or more races. Regardless of ethnicity, 1.7 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

18.7 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 56.9 percent were between 18 and 64 and 24.4 percent were 65 years or older. 50.7 percent of the population was female.

The median income for a household was $ 41,351. The per capita income was $ 21,748. 16.0 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Places in Stone County


  • Branson1
  • Branson West
  • Crane
  • Galena
  • Hurley
  • Kimberling City
  • Reeds Spring


  • Blue Eye
  • Coney Iceland
  • Indian Point
  • McCord Bend

Census-designated place (CDP )

  • Shell Knob2

Unincorporated communities other

  • Abesville
  • Baxter
  • Bradfield
  • Browns Spring
  • Cape Fair
  • Carr Lane
  • Crossroads
  • Jamesville
  • Elsey
  • Lakeview
  • Lamp
  • Marvel Cave
  • Nauvoo
  • Ponce de Leon
  • Possum Trot
  • Reeds Spring Junction
  • Stutts
  • Tauria
  • Union City
  • Viola2

1 - predominantly in Taney County 2 - partially in Barry County


The Stone County is divided into 21 townships: