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Oak Ridge
Cape Girardeau County, Missouri

ZipCodes
63769

Motto
Home of the Bluejays



Page Contents for Oak Ridge, Missouri

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Schools.



Statistics & Facts

The Missouri state capital is Jefferson City.
The population of Oak Ridge is approximately 202 1990, 243 2010.
The approximate number of families is 84 1990, 90 2010.
The amount of land area in Oak Ridge is 0.952 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Oak Ridge to Washington DC is 727 miles.
The distance to the Missouri state capital is 157 miles. (as the crow flies)
Oak Ridge is positioned 37.49 degrees north of the equator and 89.72 degrees west of the prime meridian.
The city tree is the Oak Tree.
The city bird is the Bluejay.
The Oak Ridge city color is Blue.

Location

in southeast Missouri. Here is a map page for the area from Mapquest.
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Weather


seasonal. See this weather page for the Oak Ridge area.
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History & History Related Items

A wonderful history page for Oak Ridge, by the Oak Ridge Homemakers Club in 1986.

Oak Ridge is a town in Southeast Missouri located about twenty miles north of Cape Girardeau and ten miles west of the Mississippi River. As the name implies, the town is built on a high ridge: this ridge is a significant landmark because it divides two large watersheds. Rain falling on the north side of the crest flows into Hugh's Creek and then into Apple Creek; rain falling on the south side flows into Byrd Creek which flows into the Whitewater River

A natural salt lick was also located on the crest attracting wildlife, and, subsequently, Native American hunters. People from both the Shawnee and Delaware Tribes resided in camps along the ridge. Many of their artifacts including arrowheads, hatchets, and stone hammerheads have been found. In 1835, the Shawnee and Delaware Tribes were forced to move from this area by government action. This large-scale relocation of Eastern Native Americans to designated territories in the West was called The Trail of Tears. The northern route of the march passed through Oak Ridge in the winter of 1838-39 before it was yet a town.
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The settling of Oak Ridge

early 1800's

The founding of Oak Ridge

1850's

The incorporation of Oak Ridge

1869 village


Attractions

Antiques capital of Southeast Missouri.

Information about Oak Ridge, Missouri
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Oak Ridge City Government

The official Oak Ridge home page.


U.S. Post Office
4042 State Highway E
Oak Ridge. MO 63769
Phone: 573/266-3211

Oak Ridge Schools

Oak Ridge R-VI Schools website
4198 State Highway E
P.O. Box 10
Oak Ridge, Missouri 63769-0010
Administration: 573-266-3218

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