California in Moniteau County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Moniteau County Courthouse
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."
Erected 1969 by Moniteau County Historical Society.
Location. 38° 38.177′ N, 92° 33.89′ W. Marker is in California, Missouri, in Moniteau County. Marker is on Main Street (Missouri Route 87) east of High Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is on the south grounds of the courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 East Main Street, California MO 65018, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eisenhower Green Ash (here, next to this marker); Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); California Aurora School Memorial Farmers and Traders Bank (approx. half a mile away); Smith - Burke Park (approx. half a mile away).
Also see . . .
1. Moniteau County Courthouse Square National Register Nomination. (Submitted on January 6, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Moniteau County Courthouse. (Submitted on January 6, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 234 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.