Joseph Robidoux

Joseph Robidoux (HMVYI)

Location: St Joseph, MO 64501 Buchanan County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 45.979', W 94° 51.652'

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City Founder

— 1783 - 1868 —

Near this site the French fur trader Joseph Robidoux established a trading post in 1826 while it was still Indian territory. Robidoux and his family oversaw a far-ranging fur trading empire.

The Platte Purchase of 1837 added the six county northwest corner to the state of Missouri. With the opening of the area to settlers, Robidoux incorporated the town of St. Joseph in 1843, naming it for his patron saint.
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 2:09am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 340611 N 4403477
Decimal Degrees39.76631667, -94.86086667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 45.979', W 94° 51.652'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 45' 58.74" N, 94° 51' 39.12" W
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Area Code(s)816
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 104 Francis St, St Joseph MO 64501, US
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