Planning a CityIn 1793 Spanish officials in St. Louis named Louis Lorimier the Commandant of the District of Cape Girardeau. Shortly thereafter, he received Spanish land grants totaling several thousand arpents (1 arpent= .85 acres).In 1806 Lorimier and his secretary, Barthelemi Cousin, laid out lot and street plans along the wide, flat riverfront. In 1808 the small riverfront village was incorporated as the town of Cape Girardeau.
|Placed By||Mississippi River Tales, River Heritage Mural Association|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, August 31st, 2017 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 276879 N 4131759|
|Decimal Degrees||37.30571667, -89.51755000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 18.343', W 89° 31.053'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 18' 20.58" N, 89° 31' 3.18" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 100-198 N Water St, Cape Girardeau MO 63701, US|
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