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Encyclopedia > Bollinger County, Missouri

Bollinger County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population is 12,029. Its county seat is Marble Hill6. The county was organized in 1851. A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) none, English most common Capital Largest city Jefferson City Kansas City Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 21st 69,709 sq mi  180,693 km² 240 miles  385 km 300 miles  480 km 1. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Marble Hill is a city located in Bollinger County, Missouri. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 1851 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...

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History

Early Settlement

The county was named after George Frederick Bollinger, the eleventh of the twelve children of Heinrich Bollinger. George Frederick Bollinger persuaded twenty other families to leave North Carolina in the fall of 1799 and settle in a region immediately east of what is now Cape Girardeau, Missouri. To acquire the land, Bollinger first had to sign of a document asserting that he and his fellow settlers were all Catholics. In reality, most of the group were members of the German Reformed Church, and none were Catholic. However, Don Louis Lorimier, the Spanish Land Commandant of Cape Girardeau, had been impressed by Bollinger on an earlier visit and was willing to bend the rules for him and his fellow settlers. George Frederick Bollinger (1770 - 1842) was born in Tryon County, North Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq. ... Cape Girardeau (pronounced ) (French: Cap-Girardeau, pronounced ) is a city located in the county of the same name in Missouri, 100 miles south of Saint Louis. ... The Reformed Church in the United States (RCUS) is a small Christian denomination in the German Reformed theological heritage. ... Don Louis Lorimier (1748 - June 26, 1812) was born in the Etienne parish of Montréal, Quebec, Canada. ... Cape Girardeau (pronounced ) (French: Cap-Girardeau, pronounced ) is a city located in the county of the same name in Missouri, 100 miles south of Saint Louis. ...


Lorimier's willingness to place German Reformed settlers west of Cape Girardeau is somewhat perplexing given his earlier role in placing a group of Shawnee settlers in that same location. Lorimier had intimate ties to the Shawnee group. His Ohio wife, Charlotte Bougainville, was half French and half Shawnee. In Pickawillany, Ohio, Lorimier had supported the British and had led Shawnee and Delaware Indian raids against the growing American presence there. His raids had led to an attempt by George Rogers Clark to exterminate the French and Shawnee population at Pickawillany. Lorimier survived and fled to Spanish territory, where he eventually became the Spanish Land Commandant. With Lorimier's help, Shawnee tribe members from Ohio were granted the right by the Spanish in 1793 to take up residence in the land to the west of Cape Girardeau. By that time the earlier indigenous tribes of that area were no longer present, due presumably to their lack of resistance to European diseases such as measles and smallpox that had been carried in earlier by European traffic and settlement along the Mississippi River. Despite Lorimier's historically protective role of the Shawnee group, the Shawnee appear to have been viewed with distrust by many of the inhabitants of Cape Girardeau. This distrust may have influenced Lorimier's decision to augment the area with European settlers. The Shawnee, or Shawano, are a people native to North America. ... Pickawillany was a Miami Indian village located on the current site of the city of Piqua, Ohio in the United States. ... Official language(s) None Capital Largest city Columbus Columbus (largest metropolitan area is Cleveland) Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq. ... The Lenape or Lenni-Lenape (later named Delaware Indians by Europeans) were, in the 1600s, loosely organized bands of Native American people practicing small-scale agriculture to augment a largely mobile hunter-gatherer society in the region around the Delaware River, the lower Hudson River, and western Long Island Sound. ... Clark as painted by Matthew Harris Jouett in 1825 George Rogers Clark (November 19, 1752 – February 13, 1818) was the preeminent American military leader on the northwestern frontier during the American Revolutionary War. ... Smallpox (also known by the Latin names Variola or Variola vera) is a highly contagious viral disease unique to humans. ... The Mississippi River, derived from the old Ojibwe word misi-ziibi meaning great river (gichi-ziibi big river at its headwaters), is the second-longest river in the United States; the longest is the river Missouri River, which flows into the Mississippi. ...


The Bollinger-led group of German Reformed families moved into the area in January of 1800, crossing their wagons over the Mississippi River after an unusually cold stretch of weather had frozen the surface all the way across. Meanwhile, ownership of the region shifted in quick succession from Spain to France, and then, in 1803, to the United States via the Louisiana Purchase. From Frank Bond, Louisiana and the Louisiana Purchase. ...


The change in national ownership did not bode well for the earlier Shawnee settlers. In 1825 they were removed permanently when the U.S. government enacted the Treaty with the Shawnee, 1825. This treaty, whose first signatory was William Clark of Louis and Clark Expedition fame, required that the Shawnee move to what is now known as Shawnee Mission, Kansas, on land that had previously belonged to the Osage tribes. William Clark (August 1, 1770 - September 1, 1838) was a Scottish-American explorer who accompanied Meriwether Lewis on the Lewis and Clark Expedition. ... The Lewis and Clark expedition (1804-1806) was the first American overland expedition to the Pacific coast and back. ... Shawnee Mission, Kansas is a name created by the United States Postal Service to describe an area of Johnson County, Kansas that contains numerous towns. ... The Osage are American Indian People of the central Midwest. ...


The region west of Cape Girardeau was organized as as a county in 1851 and named Bollinger County in honor of George Frederick Bollinger. In the next county to the west, Madison County, the settlement of Fredericktown was also named after George Frederick Bollinger. Cape Girardeau (pronounced ) (French: Cap-Girardeau, pronounced ) is a city located in the county of the same name in Missouri, 100 miles south of Saint Louis. ... 1851 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... George Frederick Bollinger (1770 - 1842) was born in Tryon County, North Carolina. ... Madison County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Fredericktown is a city located in Madison County, Missouri, United States. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,609 km² (621 mi²). 1,608 km² (621 mi²) of it is land and 1 km² (0 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.07% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Adjacent counties

Perry County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Cape Girardeau County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Stoddard County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Wayne County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Madison County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ...

Major highways

Missouri State Highway 34 is a highway in southeastern Missouri. ... Missouri State Highway 51 is a highway in southeastern Missouri. ... Missouri State Highway 72 is a highway in southern Missouri. ...

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 12,029 people, 4,576 households, and 3,464 families residing in the county. The population density was 7/km² (19/mi²). There were 5,522 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (9/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.79% White, 0.21% Black or African American, 0.72% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. 0.57% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 4,576 households out of which 34.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.80% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.30% were non-families. 21.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.00. A marriage is a committed relationship between or among individuals, recognized by civil authority and/or bound by the religious beliefs of the participants. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 14.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.80 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $30,462, and the median income for a family was $35,741. Males had a median income of $26,078 versus $17,588 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,641. 13.80% of the population and 10.90% of families were below the poverty line. 15.40% of those under the age of 18 and 17.40% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns


Flag of Missouri State of Missouri
Capital Jefferson City
Regions Bootheel | Little Dixie | St. Francois Mountains | Ozark Plateau | Northern Plains | Missouri Rhineland | Lincoln Hills | Lead Belt | Platte Purchase
Metropolitan Areas St. Louis | Kansas City | Springfield | Joplin | Columbia | Jefferson City | St. Joseph
Largest cities

Kansas City | St. Louis | Springfield | Independence | Columbia | Lee's Summit | St. Joseph | O'Fallon | St. Charles | St. Peters | Florissant | Blue Springs | Chesterfield | Joplin | University City | Jefferson City | Cape Girardeau | Wildwood | Ballwin | Raytown | Liberty | Kirkwood | Gladstone | Hazelwood | Maryland Heights Arab is an unincorporated community in southern Bollinger County, Missouri. ... Gipsy is an unincorporated community in western Bollinger County, Missouri. ... Glen Allen is a town located in Bollinger County, Missouri. ... Grassy is an unincorporated community in western Bollinger County, Missouri. ... Leopold is an unincorporated community in eastern Bollinger County, Missouri. ... Lutesville is an unincorporated community in Bollinger County, Missouri. ... Marble Hill is a city located in Bollinger County, Missouri. ... Patton is an unincorporated community in northern Bollinger County, Missouri. ... Sedgewickville is a village located in Bollinger County, Missouri. ... Sturdivant is an unincorporated community in extreme southern Bollinger County, Missouri. ... Zalma is a village located in Bollinger County, Missouri. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Missouri. ... A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) none, English most common Capital Largest city Jefferson City Kansas City Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 21st 69,709 sq mi  180,693 km² 240 miles  385 km 300 miles  480 km 1. ... This is a list of United States state capitals: Trivia - Jefferson City (Missouri) has the longest name of the U.S. state capitals - Only two of the U.S. state capitals are named for their state: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Indianapolis, Indiana retard See also List of current and former... The capitol building on a sunny day. ... This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... This article is about the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Missouri; the term Bootheel is also used to refer to the southwestern part of Hidalgo County, New Mexico. ... Little Dixie, in Missouri, lies along the northern side of the Missouri River and is so named because of its settlement by Southerners dating from before and following the Missouri Compromise of 1820. ... This shaded-relief map shows the location and extent of the St. ... The Ozark Mountains near Roaring River State Park on Missouri State Highway 112. ... Northern Plains is a region in the state of Missouri. ... The Missouri Rhineland is a geographical area of Missouri from west of Saint Louis and slightly east of Jefferson City located mostly in the Missouri river valley. ... The Lincoln Hills extends along the Mississippi River, starting about 40 miles northwest of St. ... The Lead Belt is a lead mining district in the southeastern part of Missouri. ... The Platte Purchase, a historic region of the United States was the territory included the land between the Missouri River and the original state line. ... A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large city and its adjacent zone of influence, or of several neighboring cities or towns and adjoining areas, with one or more large cities serving as its hub or hubs. ... The St. ... The Kansas City Metropolitan Area is a metropolitan area situated at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers and straddling the state border between Missouri and Kansas. ... The Springfield, Missouri Metropolitan Area includes southeastern Greene County, southwestern Webster County, northern Christian County, southern Dallas County, and southern Polk County. ... The area around Joplin containing towns in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. ... Nickname: City of Fountains or Heart of America Official website: http://www. ... Nickname Gateway City, Gateway to the West, or Mound City Location Location in the state of Missouri Government Country State County United States Missouri Independent City Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Geographical characteristics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 66. ... Springfield is the third largest city in Missouri. ... Lees Summit is a city located in Jackson County and Cass County, Missouri. ... Saint Joseph is the county seat and largest city in Buchanan County and the sixth largest city in the U.S. state of Missouri. ... OFallon is a city along Interstate 70 between Wentzville and St. ... St. ... St. ... Florissant is a city located in St. ... Blue Springs is a city located in Jackson County, Missouri. ... Chesterfield is a city located in St. ... Joplin is a city located in parts of southern Jasper County and northern Newton County in the southwestern corner of Missouri. ... University City is a city located in St. ... The capitol building on a sunny day. ... Cape Girardeau (pronounced ) (French: Cap-Girardeau, pronounced ) is a city located in the county of the same name in Missouri, 100 miles south of Saint Louis. ... Wildwood is a city located in St. ... Ballwin is a city located in St. ... Raytown is a city located in Jackson County, Missouri. ... Liberty is a city in Clay County, Missouri. ... Kirkwood is a city located in St. ... Gladstone is a city located in Clay County, Missouri, founded in 1952. ... Hazelwood is a city located in St. ... Maryland Heights is a city located in St. ...

Counties

Adair | Andrew | Atchison | Audrain | Barry | Barton | Bates | Benton | Bollinger | Boone | Buchanan | Butler | Caldwell | Callaway | Camden | Cape Girardeau | Carroll | Carter | Cass | Cedar | Chariton | Christian | Clark | Clay | Clinton | Cole | Cooper | Crawford | Dade | Dallas | Daviess | DeKalb | Dent | Douglas | Dunklin | Franklin | Gasconade | Gentry | Greene | Grundy | Harrison | Henry | Hickory | Holt | Howard | Howell | Iron | Jackson | Jasper | Jefferson | Johnson | Knox | Laclede | Lafayette | Lawrence | Lewis | Lincoln | Linn | Livingston | Macon | Madison | Maries | Marion | McDonald | Mercer | Miller | Mississippi | Moniteau | Monroe | Montgomery | Morgan | New Madrid | Newton | Nodaway | Oregon | Osage | Ozark | Pemiscot | Perry | Pettis | Phelps | Pike | Platte | Polk | Pulaski | Putnam | Ralls | Randolph | Ray | Reynolds | Ripley | St. Charles | St. Clair | St. Francois | St. Louis (City) | St. Louis County | Ste. Genevieve | Saline | Schuyler | Scotland | Scott | Shannon | Shelby | Stoddard | Stone | Sullivan | Taney | Texas | Vernon | Warren | Washington | Wayne | Webster | Worth | Wright Missouri has 114 counties and one independent city. ... Adair County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Andrew County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Atchison County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Audrain County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Barry County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Barton County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Bates County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Benton County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Boone County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Buchanan County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Butler County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Caldwell County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Callaway County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Camden County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Cape Girardeau County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Carroll County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Carter County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Cass County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Cedar County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Chariton County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Christian County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Clark County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. ... Clinton County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Cole County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Cooper County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Crawford County is a county located in the state of Missouri, and determined by the U.S. Census Bureau to include the mean center of U.S. population in 1990. ... Dade County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Dallas County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Daviess County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... DeKalb County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Dent County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Douglas County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Dunklin County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Gasconade County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Gentry County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Greene County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Grundy County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Harrison County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Henry County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Hickory County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Holt County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Howard County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Howell County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Iron County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Jackson County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Jasper County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the state of Missouri, and included the mean center of U.S. population in 1980. ... Johnson County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Knox County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Laclede County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Lafayette County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. ... Lawrence County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Lewis County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Lincoln County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Linn County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Livingston County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Macon County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Madison County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Maries County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Marion County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... McDonald County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Mercer County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Miller County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Mississippi County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Moniteau County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Monroe County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Montgomery County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Morgan County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... New Madrid County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Newton County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Nodaway County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Oregon County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Osage County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Ozark County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Pemiscot County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Perry County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Pettis County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Phelps County is a county located in the state of Missouri, and according to the U.S. Census Bureau it includes the mean center of U.S. population in 2000. ... Pike County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Platte County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Polk County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Pulaski County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. ... Putnam County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Ralls County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Randolph County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Ray County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Reynolds County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Ripley County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... St. ... St. ... St. ... Nickname Gateway City, Gateway to the West, or Mound City Location Location in the state of Missouri Government Country State County United States Missouri Independent City Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Geographical characteristics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 66. ... St. ... Ste. ... Saline County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Schuyler County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Scotland County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Scott County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Shannon County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Shelby County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Stoddard County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Stone County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Sullivan County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Taney County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Texas County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Vernon County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Warren County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Wayne County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Webster County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Worth County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Wright County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ...


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Bollinger County, Missouri - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (881 words)
Bollinger County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri.
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Missouri Creoles of French ancestry are concentrated in the Mississippi River valley south of St. Louis.
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