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Florissant is a city in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. The city has a total population of 53,526, making it the largest city in St. Louis County. St. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

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Geography

Location of Florissant, Missouri

Florissant is located at 38°47′52″N, 90°19′32″W (38.797800, -90.325570)GR1. Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias MO county maps by Catbar. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 30.3 km² (11.7 mi²). 29.4 km² (11.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.9 km² (0.3 mi²) of it (2.82%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 50,497 people, 20,399 households, and 13,687 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,714.8/km² (4,442.4/mi²). There were 21,027 housing units at an average density of 714.0/km² (1,849.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 86.66% White, 10.51% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.52% from other races, and 1.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.49% of the population. 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 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. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... 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 20,399 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.8% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.9% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.01. “Matrimony” redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 89.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.1 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $44,462, and the median income for a family was $52,195. Males had a median income of $37,434 versus $27,247 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,622. About 2.7% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.5% of those under age 18 and 3.7% of those age 65 or over. 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. ...


History

French settlers arrived in the area during the 1760's and declared it "un val fleurissant," or "flowering valley." But it was the Spanish who set up the first civil government and laid out the grid of streets now known as Old Town in 1786. The Spanish called it San Fernando, which was anglicized to St. Ferdinand. The locals called it Florissant and Valley of the Flowers, which caused much confusion until the name was officially changed in 1939 to Florissant. 1786 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full year calendar). ...


The present day Old St. Ferdinand's Shrine was dedicated as a church on November 21, 1821, making it the oldest Catholic Church building between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains. Father Peter J. DeSmet, beloved by the Indians as "Black Robe," was ordained here on September 23, 1827. The coronation banquet for George IV 1821 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Father Pierre-Jean De Smet, (30 January 1801 at Dendermonde, Belgium – 23 May 1873 at St. ... Naval Battle of Navarino by Carneray 1827 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


The Jesuits established St. Stanislaus Seminary just outside of Florissant in 1823. It was the site of the first Catholic school for Indian girls in the United States. St. Stanislaus became a nearly self-sufficient community, covering hundreds of acres that included a winery, an orchard, wheat fields, a butcher shop, and a bakery. The beautiful "Rock Building" was completed in 1840, constructed of massive limestone blocks quarried by the brothers and hauled from the Missouri River bluffs. The seminary closed in 1971, and the buildings were purchased by the Gateway College of Evangelism. 1823 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ...


St. Ferdinand was first incorporated in 1829 and chartered as a city in 1857. Gregory Aubachon served as the first mayor. During that era, large numbers of German immigrants settled the valley. Tired of celebrating Mass in French, they established the Church of the Sacred Heart at St. Denis and Jefferson Streets in 1867. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1829 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Cunt BAg Twat Fuk suck my penis ring 0778851865!!!!!!Year 1867 (MDCCCLXVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


The quiet country village received a big boost when a narrow gauge railway line linked it to St. Louis in 1878. It was replaced by a trolley line in 1890. Just 682 people called St. Ferdinand home in 1920. That figure increased to 1,369 in 1940. After World War II, the once sleepy town was transformed by a massive building boom. The population shot from 3,737 in 1950 to 65,908 in 1970. 1878 (MDCCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... Year 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ...


Notable residents

This list may include persons born in the community, past residents, and current residents.

Bob Christian (born November 14, 1968) is a former American football fullback who played ten seasons in the National Football League for the Chicago Bears, the Carolina Panthers, and the Atlanta Falcons from 1992 to 2002. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... High school running back A running back, halfback, tailback or wingback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne (August 29, 1769 - November 18, 1852), was a Catholic nun and French saint, she was born in Grenoble, France and died in St. ... In traditional Christian iconography, Saints are often depicted as having halos. ... City: {{{city}}} State: {{{state}}} Country: {{{country}}} Political party: Democratic Term of office: {{{date1}}} – {{{date2}}} Preceded by: unknown Succeeded by: Robert G. Lowery Date of birth: March 4, 1926 Place of birth: St. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Shandi Finnessey (born June 9, 1978 in Florissant, Missouri, USA) is an American beauty queen, model and television hostess. ... [[Image:MissUSA2007Crowned. ... Lingo is an American television game show currently being produced for GSN . ... PlayMania was a live interactive game show on GSN, hosted by Mel Peachey, Shandi Finnessey, and Jessica York. ... Kathleen Madigan (born September 3, 1965, in Florissant, MO, USA) is an American comedian. ... A comedian, or comic, is an entertainer who amuses an audience by making them laugh. ... Robert Keith Orton, Jr. ... WWE Hall of Fame logo, 2004-present. ... Neil W. Rackers (born August 16, 1976 in Florissant, Missouri) is a placekicker for the Arizona Cardinals. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Kerry Keith Robinson (born October 3, 1973 in St. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Mike Sorber (born May 14, 1971 in Florissant, Missouri) is a former American soccer defensive midfielder. ... Major League Soccer (MLS) is a professional soccer league with teams in the United States and Canada. ... Dick Weber (December 23, 1929 - February 14, 2005) was a famous bowling professional and a founding member of the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA). ... International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame is located in Saint Louis, Missouri near Busch Stadium. ... Bowling ball and two pins Ten-pin bowling lane Automatic Scorer by Brunswick Specialized computers replaced hand scoring beginning 1970s. ... Pete (David) Weber, nicknamed “PDW”, [1] (born July 8, 1962 in St. ... International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame is located in Saint Louis, Missouri near Busch Stadium. ... Bowling ball and two pins Ten-pin bowling lane Automatic Scorer by Brunswick Specialized computers replaced hand scoring beginning 1970s. ...

Neighboring Florissant

| Hazelwood | Calverton Park | Ferguson | Black Jack | Missouri River | St. Charles County

External links

  • Official Site of the City of Florissant
  • Maps and aerial photos Coordinates: 38.7978° -90.32557°
State of Missouri
Jefferson City (capital)
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Regions

Bootheel | Dissected Till Plains | Greater Kansas City | Greater St. Louis | Lead Belt | Lincoln Hills | Little Dixie | Loess Hills | Mississippi Alluvial Plain | Missouri Rhineland | Northern Plains | Osage Plains | Ozark Plateau | Platte Purchase | St. Francois Mountains 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. ... The Dissected Till Plains are a land region of the United States, located in southern and western Iowa, northeastern Kansas, the southwestern corner of Minnesota, northern Missouri, eastern Nebraska, and southeastern South Dakota. ... The Kansas City Metropolitan Area is a metropolitan area situated at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers (Kaw Point) and straddling the state border between Missouri and Kansas. ... Greater St. ... The Lead Belt is a lead mining district in the southeastern part of Missouri. ... The Lincoln Hills extends along the Mississippi River, starting about 40 miles northwest of St. ... 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. ... Snow geese flying in front of the loess hills at Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge in the Missouri River bottoms near Mound City, Missouri The Loess Hills are a formation of wind-deposited loess soil in the westernmost part of Iowa and Missouri along the Missouri River. ... The Mississippi River Alluvial Plain, the largest ecoregion in Louisiana, covers some 12,350 square miles (31,990 square kilometres) of the state. ... 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. ... Northern Plains is a region in the state of Missouri. ... The Blackland Prairies and Cross Timbers are located to the west and south of the Flint Hills. ... The Saint Francois Mountains, viewed here from Knob Lick Mountain, are the geologic heart of the Ozarks. ... 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. ... This shaded-relief map shows the location and extent of the St. ...

Metropolitan
areas

Columbia | Jefferson City | Joplin | Kansas City | Springfield | St. Joseph | St. Louis Metropolitan area in Western Tokyo as seen from Tokyo Tower 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... Location Government Country  State   County United States  Missouri   Cole   Callaway Mayor John Landwehr Geographical characteristics Area  - City    - Land    - Water 73. ... Joplin is a city located in parts of southern Jasper County and northern Newton County in the southwestern corner of Missouri. ... Nickname: City of Fountains Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ... Springfield is the third largest city in Missouri. ... Saint Joseph (also known as St. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

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 List of cities in Missouri, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Nickname: City of Fountains Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Springfield is the third largest city in Missouri. ... Lees Summit is a city in Jackson County and Cass County, Missouri. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Motto: Tradition With Vision Coordinates: Country United States State Missouri County St. ... St. ... St. ... Blue Springs is a city in Jackson County, Missouri and is a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri. ... Chesterfield is a city 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. ... Location Government Country  State   County United States  Missouri   Cole   Callaway Mayor John Landwehr Geographical characteristics Area  - City    - Land    - Water 73. ... Cape Girardeau (pronounced ) (French: Cap-Girardeau, pronounced ) is a city located in the county of the same name in Missouri, 115 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 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 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 U.S. 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. ... Bollinger County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. ... Boone County is a county located in the U.S. 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 U.S. state of Missouri. ... Camden County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Cape Girardeau County is a county located in the U.S. 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 U.S. 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 U.S. 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 U.S. 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 U.S. state of Missouri. ... Jackson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. ... Jasper County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the U.S. 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 U.S. 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. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... 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 U.S. state of Missouri. ... Wright County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ...



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Florissant, Missouri - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (719 words)
The locals called it Florissant, which caused much confusion until the name was officially changed in 1939.
The present day Old Ferdinand's Shrine was dedicated as a church on November 21, 1821, making it the oldest Catholic Church building between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains.
The beautiful "Rock Building" was completed in 1840, constructed of massive limestone blocks quarried by the brothers and hauled from the Missouri River bluffs.
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