1793

1793 (HM21AV)

Location: Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 Cape Girardeau County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 18.343', W 89° 31.053'

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In 1793 Spanish officials in St. Louis named Louis Lorimier the Commandant of the District of Cape Girardeau. Shortly thereafter, he received Spanish land grants totaling several thousand arpents (1 arpent= .85 acres).In 1806 Lorimier and his secretary, Barthelemi Cousin, laid out lot and street plans along the wide, flat riverfront. In 1808 the small riverfront village was incorporated as the town of Cape Girardeau.

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HM NumberHM21AV
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Placed ByMississippi River Tales, River Heritage Mural Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, August 31st, 2017 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 276879 N 4131759
Decimal Degrees37.30571667, -89.51755000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 18.343', W 89° 31.053'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 18' 20.58" N, 89° 31' 3.18" W
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Area Code(s)573
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 N Water St, Cape Girardeau MO 63701, US
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