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Bonne Terre
St Francois County, Missouri


from the French words meaning "Good Earth"

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Statistics & Facts

The Missouri state capital is Jefferson City.
The population of Bonne Terre is approximately 3,871 (1990), 6864 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,587 (1990), 1634 (2010).
The amount of land area in Bonne Terre is 6.787 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.154 sq kilometers.
The distance from Bonne Terre to Washington DC is 770 miles.
The distance to the Missouri state capital is 103 miles. (as the crow flies)
Bonne Terre is positioned 37.92 degrees north of the equator and 90.54 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in Southeast Missouri.
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History & History Related Items

Bonne Terre, Missouri history page and more!
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Bonne Terre, Missouri, is home to the World's Largest Underground Lake. The Bonne Terre Lead Mine (1867-1962) is the actual home to the lake. The Mine lies 365 feet below the town, and it's tunnels, caverns, and yes, the lake snake it's way under most of the small town itself. The Underground Lake is remarkably clear, with 100 feet plus visibility, and remains a constant 58 degrees, while the mine stays at 62 degrees. There is approximately 80 sq. miles for the 5 levels of the mine, and 17 miles of underground shoreline. The Underground Lake is a popular attraction to scuba divers who say it is "truly a remarkable and unusual place to dive, offering new experiences even for the been there done that diver."
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