Moniteau County Courthouse - California, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 38.181 W 092° 33.894
15S E 537868 N 4276512
Quick Description: County Marker on courthouse lawn.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 1/30/2007 3:14:57 AM
Waymark Code: WM16BG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member OzarksJim
Views: 25

Long Description:
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.
Web link: Not listed

History of Mark: Not listed

Additional point: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
A clear picture of the Marker or Plaque taken by you.
Also would appreciate you input on the text and location.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Missouri Historical Markers
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
Arthur & Trillian visited Moniteau County Courthouse - California, MO 10/14/2015 Arthur & Trillian visited it
Woobie491 visited Moniteau County Courthouse - California, MO 4/17/2015 Woobie491 visited it

View all visits/logs