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Histopolis Place-of-the-Day

Histopolis features a different cemetery, town, county or other place every day on the Place-of-The-Day.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

The Histopolis Place-of-the-Day for Saturday, August 20, 2011 is Sainte Genevieve County in Missouri.

"Sainte Genevieve County, often abbreviated Ste. Genevieve County (French: Ste-Geneviève), is a county located in East Central Missouri in the United States. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, the county's population was 17,842. A 2008 estimate, however, showed the population to be 17,720. The largest city and county seat is Ste. Genevieve. The county was officially organized on October 1, 1812, and is named after the Spanish district once located in the region, after Saint Genevieve, patroness of Paris, France. It contains the earliest European settlement west of the Mississippi River, part of the French colonial mid-Mississippi valley villages."

Source: Sainte Genevieve County, Missouri - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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