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Hempstead County was created on December 15, 1818 and was formed from Arkansas County (Hempstead is one of the original five counties created by the Missouri legislature). Parts of Hempstead County were used to form the following counties: Columbia (1852), Howard (1873), Lafayette (1827), Little River (1867), Nevada (1871), Old Miller (1820), Pike (1833), Saline (1835), Sevier (1828), and Union (1829). Other county boundary changes occurred when Line with Pike defined 14 December 1838, and with Pike and Sevier 17 April 1873. The county was named in honor of Edward Hempstead (1780–1817), Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives from the Missouri Territory.