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Cape Girardeau County predates the state of Missouri which was admitted to the union in 1821. Cape Girardeau was one of the five original districts of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_Territory Louisiana Territory] from 1805-1812 and one of the five original counties of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missouri_Territory Missouri Territory] from 1812 to 1821.
  
 
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'''1812--'''Cape Girardeau County was created 1 October 1812&nbsp;as an original county '''County seat:''' Jackson <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> Prior to 1812, Cape Girardeau was a district of the Louisana Territory.
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'''1812--'''Cape Girardeau County was created 1 October 1812&nbsp;as an original county '''County seat:''' Jackson <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 20:38, 3 August 2011

Template:Missouri-stubUnited States Gotoarrow.png Missouri Gotoarrow.png Cape Girardeau County

County Courthouse

History

Cape Girardeau County predates the state of Missouri which was admitted to the union in 1821. Cape Girardeau was one of the five original districts of the Louisiana Territory from 1805-1812 and one of the five original counties of the Missouri Territory from 1812 to 1821.

Parent County

1812--Cape Girardeau County was created 1 October 1812 as an original county County seat: Jackson [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Cape Girardeau County boundary changes at N2Genealogy.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Births
Marriages
Deaths

Societies and Libraries 

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).