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Florissant in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Florissant

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, October 6, 2019
1. Florissant Marker
Inscription.  French trappers discovered the fertile valley formed by the Reviere de Biche and called it Fleurissant. They stayed to till the rich soil and build a village here on the east bank of the stream the Americans would call Coldwater Creek the common fields stretched from the west bank of the Missouri River while the commons surrounded the village on the remaining three sides. When the land was transferred to Spain, the village was known as San Fernando and in 1786 Francois Dunegant was named the military and civil commandant of the village.

Erected by The Business and Professional Women's Club of Florissant
In celebration of 200 years of government on October 19, 1986.

 
Erected 1986 by The Business and Professional Women's Club of Florissant.
 
Location. 38° 47.819′ N, 90° 20.024′ W. Marker is in Florissant, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker can be reached from Rue St. Francois 0.1 miles from North St. Charles Street. Marker is located in Coldwater Commons Park, and within a short walking
Florissant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 6, 2019
2. Florissant Marker
Located at Coldwater Commons Park.
distance from the Old St. Ferdinand Shrine. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Rue St Francois, Florissant MO 63031, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne (within shouting distance of this marker); Old St. Ferdinand Shrine (within shouting distance of this marker); Sunset Greenway (within shouting distance of this marker); Pierre-Jean De Smet, S.J. (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to Fort Belle Fontaine (approx. 6 miles away); The Lewis and Clark Expedition (approx. 6.8 miles away); Fort Belle Fontaine (approx. 6.8 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Belle Fontaine (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florissant.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 7, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 7, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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