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A church building occupied by First Presbyterian Church has stood at this northwest corner of Main and Oak Streets since 1884, the longest period of time one denomination has occupied one site in Poplar Bluff's history. Founded in 1879, first chur…
In 1913 the city completed 3-1/3 miles of brick streets along Main & Vine at the cost of $86,645 following specifications established for brick streets in New York City. These historic streets have served the city for nearly a century.
Dedicated to the memory ofPvt. Billie Gene Kanell35th Infantry Regiment25th Infantry Division - Company IKorean WarAwarded theCongressional Medal of Honor
and to all the servicemenof Butler County Missouriwho made the supreme sacrificefor democ…
(Front):In the Ozark perimeter, above Missouri's Southeast Lowland Region, Poplar Bluff was laid out in 1849 as seat of newly organized Butler County. The town was named for its location in a forest of yellow poplars on the bluffs above Black Rive…
(Front):Butler County chose this bluff and the surrounding area as the county seat in 1849 and named it Poplar Bluff. The beautiful trees growing on the natural bluff were tulip poplars.
(Reverse):According to legend, early travelers on Black R…
This site marks northwest corner of original town platted in 1849. Poplar Bluff, named for beautiful tulip poplars on bluffs overlooking Black River, became county seat of Butler County in 1849 and was incorporated on February 9, 1870.