Place:Jefferson City, Cole, Missouri, United States

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NameJefferson City
TypeCity
Coordinates38.649°N 92.214°W
Located inCole, Missouri, United States     (1821 - )
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Jefferson City, officially the city of Jefferson, is the capital of the U.S. state of Missouri and the 15th most populous city in the state. It is also the county seat of Cole County and the principal city of the Jefferson City Metropolitan Statistical Area. Most of the city is in Cole County, with a small northern section extending into Callaway County.

Jefferson City is named for Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States. In 2013, Rand McNally dubbed it "America's Most Beautiful Small Town."

Jefferson City is on the northern edge of the Ozark Plateau on the southern side of the Missouri River in a region known as Mid-Missouri. It is 30 miles south of Columbia, Missouri and sits at the western edge of the Missouri Rhineland, one of the major wine-producing regions of the Midwest. The city is dominated by the domed Capitol, which rises from a bluff overlooking the Missouri River to the north; Lewis and Clark passed the bluff on their historic expedition upriver before Europeans established any settlement there.

Often referred to as "Jeff,"[1] many of Jefferson City's primary employers fall within the service and manufacturing industries. Jefferson City is also home to Lincoln University, a public historically black land-grant university founded in 1866 by the 62nd Regiment of U.S. Colored Troops with additional support from the 65th Regiment of U.S. Colored Troops.

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