Missouri's Origin - St. Charles, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 46.909 W 090° 28.961
15S E 718662 N 4295574
Quick Description: One of 6 markers on the courthouse lawn about the area.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 6/25/2015 6:47:44 AM
Waymark Code: WMP3P8
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Geo Ferret
Views: 3

Long Description:

County of marker: St. Charles County
Location of Plaque: 2nd St. & Jefferson St., Borromeo Statue, courthouse lawn, St. Charles
Plaque Erected by; The City of St. Charles
Date Plaque Erected: September 25, 2003

MISSOURI'S ORIGIN
With the advent of the Louisiana Purchase, St. Charles became part of the Missouri Territory. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark started out from St. Charles in 1804 to explore the rest of the Louisiana Purchase. St. Charles County was one of the first counties formed in the new territory in 1812, and originally extended as far west as Montgomery City and as far north as Hannibal. In 1821, the state of Missouri was admitted into the Union, and the city of St. Charles served as the state's first capitol until 1826. St. Charles soon came to be known as 'a right smart little town.'

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