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Hallsville, Missouri
City of Hallsville
"The small town with a big heart!"
Location of Hallsville, Missouri
Location of Hallsville, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Boone
 • Total 1.59 sq mi (4.12 km2)
 • Land 1.59 sq mi (4.12 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
902 ft (275 m)
 • Total 1,491
 • Estimate 
 • Density 991.82/sq mi (382.94/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-29998
GNIS feature ID 0750202
Website City of Hallsville

Hallsville is a city in Boone County, Missouri, United States. It is part of the Columbia, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,491 at the 2010 census. Southeast of the town is Mount Zion Church and Cemetery, the site of the Battle of Mount Zion Church during the Civil War.


Hallsville was laid out in 1866. It was named for its first postmaster, Judge John W. Hall. The town was not platted originally, having grown naturally at a crossroads around a store and blacksmith. The railroad platted the town of Hickman and installed a depot a half mile south, but Hallsville grew and Hickman did not. Colonel William F. Switzler reported that in 1882, Hallsville contained five stores, one harness shop and one blacksmith shop, but no church or school house yet. The population was 65.

During the Civil War, on 22 September 1863, the Mount Zion Church east of Hallsville was burned by northern troops. According to one claim by Colonel William Switzler, this was because Iowa Lieutenant Hartman found the church to be a "bushwhacker's nest." The church was rebuilt in 1861, torn down and rebuilt in 1903, and still stands.


Hallsville is located at 39°7′1″N 92°13′14″W / 39.11694°N 92.22056°W / 39.11694; -92.22056 (39.116956, -92.220571). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.33 square miles (3.44 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 60
1890 92 53.3%
1900 157 70.7%
1910 195 24.2%
1920 225 15.4%
1930 212 −5.8%
1940 224 5.7%
1950 225 0.4%
1960 363 61.3%
1970 790 117.6%
1980 850 7.6%
1990 917 7.9%
2000 978 6.7%
2010 1,491 52.5%
2019 (est.) 1,577 5.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,491 people, 586 households, and 397 families living in the city. The population density was 1,121.1 inhabitants per square mile (432.9/km2). There were 615 housing units at an average density of 462.4 per square mile (178.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.8% White, 0.9% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.4% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 586 households, of which 41.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.3% were non-families. 27.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.06.

The median age in the city was 34.7 years. 30.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.5% were from 25 to 44; 22.2% were from 45 to 64; and 12.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.8% male and 52.2% female.

Notable sites

Southeast of the town is Mount Zion Church and Cemetery the site of the Battle of Mount Zion Church during the American Civil War.


The Hallsville School District operates a primary, elementary, intermediate, and Hallsville High Schools.

See also

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