Place:Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States

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Cape Girardeau County is a county located in Southeast Missouri in the United States. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the population was 75674. While the largest city in the county is Cape Girardeau, the county seat is actually Jackson, which was the first city named in honor of President Andrew Jackson . The county was officially organized on October 1, 1812 and is named after Ensign Sieur Jean Baptiste de Giradot, a French official. The "cape" in the county's name is named after a promontory rock overlooking the Mississippi River.

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

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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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