Missouri StatehoodWhen the territory of Missouri asked for statehood, it sought admission as a slave state since there were already many African-American slaves in the territory. Missouri was granted permission, but would be the only area in the Louisiana Territory north of the 36 degree, 30 minute line which could ever have slavery. To keep the balance equal in the U.S. Senate between slave and free states, the former Massachusetts territory of Maine was admitted as the 23rd state. Missouri became the 24th state and 12th slave state on August 10, 1821.
|Placed By||Mississippi River Tales, River Heritage Mural Association|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, August 31st, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 276872 N 4131718|
|Decimal Degrees||37.30535000, -89.51761667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 18.321', W 89° 31.057'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 18' 19.26" N, 89° 31' 3.4199999999999" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 100-198 N Water St, Cape Girardeau MO 63701, US|
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