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Branson is a city in the U.S. state of Missouri. Most of the city is situated in Taney County, with a small portion in the west extending into Stone County. Branson is in the Ozark Mountains. The community was named after Reuben Branson, postmaster and operator of a general store in the area in the 1880s. The population was 12,638 at the 2020 census.
|Coordinates: 36°38′37″N 93°13′07″W|
|Incorporated||April 1, 1912|
|Named for||Reuben Branson|
|• Mayor||Larry Milton |
|• City||21.50 sq mi (55.69 km2)|
|• Land||21.35 sq mi (55.29 km2)|
|• Water||0.15 sq mi (0.40 km2)|
|Elevation||774 ft (236 m)|
|• Density||592.05/sq mi (228.59/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|FIPS code||29-07966 |
|GNIS feature ID||0739970 |
Branson has long been a popular destination for vacationers from Missouri and around the country. The collection of entertainment theaters along 76 Country Boulevard (and to a lesser extent along Shepherd of the Hills Expressway), including Dolly Parton's Stampede, has increased Branson's popularity as a tourist destination.