In the fall of 1815, under contract with the General Land Office he surveyed the first 375 miles of the Fifth Principal Meridian the North-South line from which all land surveys in Missouri and five other states are based. — — Map (db m180343) HM
Born in Hanover County, Virginia, John Scott graduated from Princeton University in 1805 and began practicing law in Ste. Genevieve, a part of the new Louisiana Territory. He was the first American lawyer to permanently reside in the town. He was . . . — — Map (db m180344) HM
Civil War Event - August 15, 1861
During the night, a military force comprised of 250 Zouaves of the 8th Missouri Infantry Regiment and an artillery piece with its 13 men arrived from Cape Girardeau. They were under the command of Major . . . — — Map (db m143584) HM
Oldest permanent settlement in Missouri founded ca. 1735 by Illinois French as river depot for lead and salt. Moved 3 miles to present site after 1785 flood. Named for the patroness sait of Paris.
A vivid reminder of claims of France and Spain . . . — — Map (db m143474) HM
North of here, at Little Rock Landing, trains crossed the river by ferry. In 1904 the Sainte Genevieve/Kellogg railroad ferry began transporting rail cars. These were backed down a railed incline to the ferry which was equipped with tracks to handle . . . — — Map (db m191753) HM
On Dec. 4, 1803, this site was passed early in the morning by a flotilla commanded by William Clark, co-leader of the upcoming Lewis and Clark Expedition. Traveling in a 55-foot long keelboat, two pirogues and other smaller boats, were Clark, his . . . — — Map (db m191751) HM
Straight ahead is the Northern portion of the Sainte Genevieve Urban Design Levee. The levee was constructed from 1998 to 2001. Every generation of Sainte Genevieve has lived with Mississippi River floods playing havoc upon the occupants of the . . . — — Map (db m191752) HM
Founded in 1759, Ste. Genevieve Parish lays claim to being the oldest parish West of the Mississippi River, "The Mother Church of the West".
After the town of Ste. Genevieve moved from its original location near the edge of the Mississippi . . . — — Map (db m144084) HM