Cape Girardeau County, Missouri



  • Cape Girardeau County was formed in 1812 as an Original District;
    the county seat is
    Jackson.
Jackson in Cape Girardeau County Mo

  • Jackson was laid out in 1815.
    The first store in Jackson is said to have been opened by a Mr. Eckhardt, a Virginian who in about a year sold out to Clifton and Charles Mothershead.
    About 1817 Joseph Frizell opened a store.
    (History of Southeast Missouri, 1888, Goodspeed.)

    The first Baptist Church in Missouri was founded in 1806 near Jackson, under the labors of Rev. D. Green.
    The courthouse was claimed to have been the finest in the State outside St. Louis

    Jackson is situated in several sections in Twp. 31 N, R. 12 & 13 E at the junction of 25, 72 _ 61.



Towns and wide places in the road in
Cape Girardeau County Mo

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