Lewis County Missouri
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N 40° 07.105 W 091° 42.852
15T E 609567 N 4441692
small farming community, county seat, very small town. off MO hwy 16.
Waymark Code: WM15X9
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 01/26/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member OzarksJim
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County: Lewis County
Marker location: 101 Lafayette St, Monticello
Marker Sponsor: Monticello Bicentennial Committee.

Marker Text:


1832     1982
In December 1832, the Legislature passed a bill introduced by the Honorable Charles Allen to organize Lewis County. Until then a part of Marion County. The name was chosen to honor Meriwether Lewis, who with William Clark, led the expedition to Oregon in 1804-1806.

The town of Monticello was platted in the fall of 1833 on 60 acres of ground donated to lewis County by Andrew P. Williams. After two courthouses were destroyed by fire, the present courthouse was built in 1875 at a cost of $9,750.00 by contractors McAlister and Barnes. Since that time, County and Higher Courts have been held here.

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