Fredericktown in Madison County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Madison County Missouri
opened at Mine La Motte about the year 1700
St. Michael French Village started about 1799
Madison County approved December 14, 1818
Fredericktown laid out 1819
Discovery of copper at Copper Mines 1838
Buckeye Copper Mines opened in 1844
Became Missouri Cobalt in 1916
Battle of Fredericktown fought October 21, 1861
Marquand founded 1869
Tin Mountain Mine opened 1870
Silver mined at Silvermine in 1877
Catherine Mine opened in 1899
The Daughters of the American Revolution
Captain Henry Whitener Chapter
Erected 1973 by Daughters of the American Revolution - Captain Henry Whitener Chapter.
Location. 37° 33.576′ N, 90° 17.666′ W. Marker is in Fredericktown, Missouri, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Court Square and South Main Street (Business U.S. 67), on the left when traveling east on Court Square. Touch for map. Marker is mounted right of the south entrance to the Madison County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Court Square, Fredericktown MO 63645, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within Revolutionary War 1775-1783 (here, next to this marker); Henry F. Frizzell Memorial (here, next to this marker); War Eagle Trail (a few steps from this marker); Madison County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Fredericktown (a few steps from this marker); U.S. Post Office Fredericktown, Missouri (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line).
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1. Missouri Mines. (This site presents many historic photos of Missouri mines.) Lead mining exploration in Missouri began with French explorations along the Meramec River and in the St. Francois Mountains of southeastern Missouri in about 1700. In 1720, Philip Renault led an expedition that resulted in the opening of Mine La Motte in Madison County. The first mines were mostly surface diggings opened by manual labor with pick and shovel. (Submitted on July 4, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Fredericktown, Missouri. The earliest European settlement in the area near what is now Fredericktown was Mine La Motte, a small community about six miles (10 km) to the north. Mine La Motte was first settled by Europeans to mine a large vein of galena lead ore distributed in dolomite that reached the surface there. The need for a local source of lead for ammunition made Mine La Motte one of the earliest European settlements in the interior of the North American continent. (Submitted on July 4, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Madison County, Missouri. Madison County is a county located in the Lead Belt region of the U.S. state of Missouri. Its county seat and largest city is Fredericktown. The county was officially organized on December 14, 1818, and was named after President James Madison. (Submitted on July 4, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 4, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.