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Jefferson City
Cole County, Missouri

65101, 65109

Page Contents for Jefferson City, Missouri

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Statistics & Facts

The Missouri state capital is Jefferson City.
The population of Jefferson City is approximately 35,481 (1990), 43079 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 15,437 (1990), 17278 (2010).
The amount of land area in Jefferson City is 68.883 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 2.677 sq kilometers.
The distance from Jefferson City to Washington DC is 861 miles.
The distance to the Missouri state capital is miles. (as the crow flies)
Jefferson City is positioned 38.57 degrees north of the equator and 92.19 degrees west of the prime meridian.


on the banks of the Missouri river in the center of the state
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History & History Related Items

The City was established on December 31, 1821 and was originally laid out by Major Elias Bancroft and Daniel M. Boone, son of the famous pioneer. It has the distinction of being located on land donated by the federal government for establishment of a state capital City. Many of the early settlers were friends of Thomas Jefferson and lived near him at Monticello in Virginia before coming to this area. The city was named for Jefferson.
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The Missouri Capitol
Phone: 573-751-4127
Guided tours are available.

All Missouri Veterans Memorial
on the northeast corner of the Capitol grounds, this memorial features a limestone colonnade, terraced waterfall, reflecting pool and eight black marble posts forming a path called the "Veterans Walk." The memorial was dedicated on 11 November 1991.

Cole County Historical Museum
Phone: 573-635-1850
Tours are available. Please call to confirm hours of operation and fees. The Upshulte House is directly behind the museum.

Harry S. Truman State Office Building
Entrances are on East High and East McCarty.
Phone: 573-751-2624
This building features a three-story atrium.
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Jefferson City City Government

Jefferson City official site
320 East McCarty Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Jefferson City is the capital of Missouri and county seat of Cole County.


Missouri Department of Health
Bureau of Vital Records
1730 East Elm
PO Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570

Jefferson City Chamber

Jefferson City area Chamber of commerce
213 Adams Street
PO Box 776
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: (573) 634-3616

Jefferson City Organizations

Jefferson City area Chamber of commerce
213 Adams Street
PO Box 776
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: (573) 634-3616

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