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Cape Girardeau

Cape Girardeau County,

Missouri

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City of Roses on the River
Where the River Turns a Thousand Tales


The Missouri state capital is Jefferson City.


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Zip Codes

63701, 63702, 63703, 63705

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Cape Girardeau is approximately 37,156 (2007).
The approximate number of families is 15,827 (2000).

The amount of land area in Cape Girardeau is 59.582 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Cape Girardeau is 24.3 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.093 sq kilometers.
The distance from Cape Girardeau to Washington DC is 719 miles. The distance to the Missouri state capital is 173 miles. (as the crow flies)
Cape Girardeau is positioned 37.30 degrees north of the equator and 89.55 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Cape Girardeau elevation is 351 feet above sea level.
Cape Girardeau per capita income is $18,918 (2000).
Cape Girardeau median income is $41,052 (2007).

The Cape Girardeau median home price is $124,204 (2007).

Cape Girardeau miscellany.

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Location

Cape Girardeau location: on I-55 on the west bank of the Mississippi River, 110 miles south of St Louis, Missouri and 160 miles north of Memphis, Tennessee. Other nearby communities include East Cape Girardeau, Scott City, Kelso, Dutchtown, Gordonville, Jackson and Chaffee all in Missouri and Thebes in Illinois.

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Climate & Weather

The weather in Cape Girardeau is seasonal. There is an annual average snowfall of 11 inches.
Cape Girardeau average annual rainfall is 45.4 inches per year
Cape Girardeau average annual snowfall is 11 inches per year.
Cape Girardeau average temperature is 57.48 degrees. degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 33.17 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 80 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Cape Girardeau history:

A French officer and fur trader, Sieur Jean B. Girardot came to Cape Rock around 1733. The name "Cape Girardeau" came from the combing of his name and Cape Rock. The cape was later demolished during railroad construction years later. About 1792, Louis Lorimier came as Spain's agent in Indian affairs. He began building the city after receiving large land grants. After being plotted in 1806, the town was incorporated in 1808. The area was part of the 1803 Louisiana Purchase.

The old 20 foot bridge across the Mississippi was built in September 1928 and replaced a ferry. In December 2003, a new four lane cable stay bridge was completed and named the Bill Emerson Memorial Bidge for former US Representative Bill Emerson who helped to get the funding to build the bridge.

Cape Girardeau was also known to some as "The City of Roses" because of a nine-mile stretch of highway that was once lined with dozens of rose bushes. Although there used to be many prominent rose gardens around the community, few of these gardens are in existence today.

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The settling of Cape Girardeau: 1733 by trader and French soldier, Jean B. Girardot
The founding of Cape Girardeau: 1793, January 4 by Louis Lorimier
The incorporation date of Cape Girardeau: 1808 (as a town before Missouri statehood); Re-incorporated 1843 as a city.

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Attractions

Cape Girardeau attractions:

The city is often referred to as simply - Cape, by the locals.

Cape Giardeau Tourism

The Capaha Rose Garden
Capaha Park
Corner of Perry Avenue & Parkview St.
Cape Girardeau MO 63701
over 200 varities in one display garden of almost 1000 plants -maintained by the Cape Girardeau Garden Clubs

Historical sites in the area.

SEMO District Fair
held each year in September.

Noted Notables

Rush Limbaugh - TV and radio (Rush Limbaugh)

Linda M. Godwin - NASA Astronaut Linda Godwin - Astronaut - born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri - July 2, 1952

Billy Swan, Singer, Songwriter, Musician

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Economy & Industry

Cape Girardeau economy: There are over 29 different industries are in the cape Girardeau area.
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