Branson is in Taney County - But How was the County Named?

This tip came from William "Dub" Dustin who used this fact to creep out fellow students at his East Coast law school.

Lake Taneycomo is named after the county (Lake Taney COunty MissOri), but the county itself after Roger Taney who wrote the courts decision in the Dred Scott Case. Roger Taney, the 5th Supreme Court Justice held that slaves were property even when they were in states that slavery was outlawed.