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

Charles Castello

22 May 1839 - 11 December 1893

 
 
Charles Castello Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, February 9, 2020
1. Charles Castello Marker
Inscription.  Elected twenty-seven times to the office of Mayor he served from 1865 to 1890 and then again from 1892 to 1893, dying in office. He helped to bring the West End Narrow Gauge Railroad to Florissant and under his leadership Florissant offered land and $10,000 if it were made the county seat.

While Charles remained in Florissant his father who is believed to have been the first Republican Sheriff of St. Louis County traveled to Colorado, settling there and giving the name of his hometown to Florissant, Colorado.

Charles was Chairman of the St. Louis County Democratic Committee from 1888 to 1892 and a street in Florissant has been named for him.
 
Erected 2008 by City of Florissant.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Law EnforcementRailroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 38° 47.474′ N, 90° 19.338′ W. Marker is in Florissant, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is at the intersection of Rue Saint Francois and Brown Street, on the right when traveling west on
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Rue Saint Francois. Marker is near the City of Florissant's municipal building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1040 Rue St Francois, Florissant MO 63031, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joseph Peters (within shouting distance of this marker); Rita Ann Moellering (within shouting distance of this marker); Gregorie Aubuchon (within shouting distance of this marker); John Mullanphy (within shouting distance of this marker); Francois Dunegant dit Borosier (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert G. Lowery, Sr. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); James J. Eagan (about 400 feet away); Harold "Hal" Schuchmann (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florissant.
 
More about this marker. Marker was dedicated on December 6, 2008.
 
Charles Castello Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, February 9, 2020
2. Charles Castello Marker
Near the intersection of Brown and St. Francois Streets
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 13, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 198 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 13, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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