Place:Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States

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Cape Girardeau County is a county located in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Missouri; its eastern border is formed by the Mississippi River. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the population was 75,674. The county seat is Jackson, the first city in the US to be named in honor of President Andrew Jackson. Officially organized on October 1, 1812, the county is named after Ensign Sieur Jean Baptiste de Giradot, an official of the French colonial years. The "cape" in the county's name is named after a former promontory rock overlooking the Mississippi River; this feature was demolished during railroad construction.

Cape Girardeau County is the central hub of the Cape Girardeau–Jackson, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its largest city is Cape Girardeau.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1805 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1805 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1805 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1810 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1812 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1815 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1883 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1810 3,888
1820 5,968
1830 7,445
1840 9,359
1850 13,912
1860 15,547
1870 17,558
1880 20,998
1890 22,060
1900 24,315
1910 27,621
1920 29,839
1930 33,203
1940 37,775
1950 38,397
1960 42,020
1970 49,350
1980 58,837
1990 61,633

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