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

In Memory of Louis Blanchette

"Chasseur"

— Founder of St. Charles, Missouri 1769 —

 
 
In Memory of Louis Blanchette Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, September 17, 2021
1. In Memory of Louis Blanchette Marker
Inscription.  Builder about 1776 of the first St. Charles Borromeo (Log) Church on Main and Jackson Sts. In its shadows both he and his Pawnee Indian wife were buried after their death late in 1793. According to tradition they were removed in 1831 to the present Borromeo church yard, and in 1854 translated to this new Borromeo Cemetery. In these hallowed grounds rest their remains and those of other pioneers of this city.
 
Erected 1936 by St. Charles Borromeo Parish.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1776.
 
Location. 38° 48.254′ N, 90° 29.407′ W. Marker is in St. Charles, Missouri, in St. Charles County. Marker can be reached from West Randolph Street east of Elmwood Drive. Marker is located at St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2400 W Randolph St, Saint Charles MO 63301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Memory of Jean Baptiste Point duSable (here, next to this marker);
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Historic Frenchtown (approx. one mile away); Circa 1906 (approx. one mile away); Circa 1939 (approx. one mile away); 1902 (approx. one mile away); 1900 (approx. one mile away); 1314 N. 3rd (approx. one mile away); 1310 North Third Street (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Charles.
 
Also see . . .  Louis Blanchette on Wikipedia. His exact birthdate is unknown but it is said that he was born in Canada in 1739. No more than a couple dozen buildings were built during his lifetime when settling in St. Charles. He would not live to see the land annexed by the United States, or his city becoming Missouri's first state capital. Blanchette Park and Blanchette Memorial Bridge, both in St. Charles, were named for him. (Submitted on September 30, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
In Memory of Louis Blanchette Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, September 17, 2021
2. In Memory of Louis Blanchette Marker
Marker (and grave) is located at St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 239 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 30, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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