Moniteau County Courthouse - California, MO
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N 38° 38.181 W 092° 33.894
15S E 537868 N 4276512
County Marker on courthouse lawn.
Waymark Code: WM16BG
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 01/30/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member OzarksJim
Views: 25

Marker: Moniteau County Courthouse
Location: E. Main St. & N. East St., California
Sponsor: Moniteau County Historical Society
County: Moniteau
Text:The domed octagonal cupola, domed semicircular portico supported by curved brick columns of Corinthian order, 24-paned windows and fanlighted front door lend architectural interest to this classic revival styled building completed in 1868. What is now Moniteau County was in St. Louis County when Missouri Territory was formed in 1812. It became a part of Howard County, 1816, Cooper County, 1818, and Cole County, 1820. It was organized as Moniteau County in 1845. The word "Moniteau" is a French derivation of the Indian word Manitou meaning the "Great Spirit."

Note: Historic facts are off a bit. The mention of being part of St. Louis County is wrong. This county was never within 100 miles of St. Louis county. In 1804, St. Charles County and Montgomery county were both between St. Louis county and this county.
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