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

Missouri's Origin

 
 
Missouri's Origin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, December 16, 2020
1. Missouri's Origin Marker
Inscription.  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."
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationGovernment & PoliticsPolitical Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition series list.
 
Location. 38° 46.915′ N, 90° 28.964′ W. Marker is in St. Charles, Missouri, in St. Charles County. Marker can be reached from North 3rd Street. Marker is on the grounds of the old St. Charles County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 North 3rd Street, Saint Charles MO 63301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. African Influence (here, next to this marker); Spanish Influence (here, next to this marker); San Carlos Borromeo / Origin of St. Charles (here, next to this marker); German Immigration (here, next to this marker); French Influence (here, next to this marker); Native American Influence (here, next to this marker); The Boone's Lick Road (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dr. John H. Stumberg Home (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Charles.
 
Missouri's Origin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, December 16, 2020
2. Missouri's Origin Marker
Marker is behind the St. Carlos Borromeo statue (third from right)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 31, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 137 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 31, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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