Histopolis Place-of-the-Day

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

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Histopolis Place-of-the-Day for Sunday, February 13, 2011 is the Saint Francois County in Missouri.

"St. Francois County is a county located in the Lead Belt region in Missouri in the United States. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, the county's population was 55,641. A 2009 estimate, however, showed the population to be 63,884. The largest city and county seat is Farmington. The county was officially organized on December 19, 1821. It was named after the St. Francis River. The origin of the river's name is unclear. It might refer to St. Francis of Assisi. Another possibility is that Jacques Marquette, a Jesuit who explored the region in 1673, named the river for the Jesuit missionary Francis Xavier. Marquette had spent some time at the mission of St. Francois Xavier before his voyage and, as a Jesuit, was unlikely to have given the river a name honoring the Franciscans. Natives pronounce the county's name as if it were the English "Saint Francis."

"The Farmington Micropolitan Statistical Area consists of St. Francois County. St. Francois County is a component of the Saint Louis CSA also known as Greater St. Louis."

Explore Saint Francois County on Histopolis now. If you have a place that you would like to see featured as the Histopolis Place-of-the-Day, contact the webmaster to suggest it.

February 2011

DayPlace
1Mobile National Cemetery, Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama
2Jefferson City National Cemetery, Jefferson City, Jefferson Township, Cole County, Missouri
3Roseburg Veterans Cemetery, Roseburg, Douglas County, Oregon
4Union Confederate Monument, Union Cemetery, Kansas City, Kaw Township, Jackson County, Missouri
5Quantico National Cemetery, Prince William County, Virginia
6San Antonio National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
7Fort Bayard National Cemetery, Grant County, New Mexico
8Kerrville National Cemetery, Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas
9Biloxi National Cemetery, Biloxi, Supervisor District 1, Harrison County, Mississippi
10Winchester National Cemetery, Winchester, Winchester City, Virginia
11Alabama National Cemetery, Shelby County, Alabama
12National Military Cemetery, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio
13Saint Francois County, Missouri
14Lincoln Parish, Louisiana
15Conecuh County, Alabama
16Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana
17Aroostook County, Maine
18Sumner County, Tennessee
19Hendricks County, Indiana
20Carroll County, New Hampshire
21Dakota County, Nebraska
22Madison County, Kentucky
23Allegany County, Maryland
24Becker County, Minnesota
25Mitchell County, North Carolina
26Kootenai County, Idaho
27Sumter County, South Carolina
28Miami County, Kansas

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Note: The first Place-of-the-Day was in September 2010