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Lewis County - 150 years - Monticello, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 40° 07.106 W 091° 42.852
15T E 609567 N 4441694
Quick Description: Created December 1832, organized Jan. 2, 1833
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 4/6/2016 6:48:21 AM
Waymark Code: WMQWF7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:

County of commemoration: Lewis County
Marker location: 101 Lafayette St, Monticello, MO
Marker Sponsor: Monticello Bicentennial Committee

Marker Text:

1832     1982
In December 1832, the Legislature passed a bill introduced by the Honorable Charles Allen to organize Lewis County. Until then a part of Marion County. The name was chosen to honor Meriwether Lewis, who with William Clark, led the expedition to Oregon in 1804-1806.

The town of Monticello was platted in the fall of 1833 on 60 acres of ground donated to lewis County by Andrew P. Williams. After two courthouses were destroyed by fire, the present courthouse was built in 1875 at a cost of $9,750.00 by contractors McAlister and Barnes. Since that time, County and Higher Courts have been held here.

Subject: County

Commemoration: Sesquicentennial

Date of Founding: December 1832

Date of Commemoration: 1982

101 Lafayette St., Monticello, MO 63457

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