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Statistics & Facts

The Missouri state capital is Jefferson City.
The population of Weaubleau is approximately 436 (1990), 418 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 249 (1990), 190 (2010).
The amount of land area in Weaubleau is 2.128 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Weaubleau to Washington DC is 939 miles.
The distance to the Missouri state capital is 89 miles. (as the crow flies)
Weaubleau is positioned 37.89 degrees north of the equator and 93.54 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

History Source: passed down through family, and from Weaubleau history book compiled during the bicentennial by members of the community.

Weaubleau apparently got its name from the Osage Indians, who named it "Wabelo" the indian name for crooked stream. Then, years later, the French changed it to its current spelling and pronunciation. It is actually an Indian name with a French spelling. It is widely believed that the French spelled it this way to mean Weau (water) bleau (blue) water - blue. Weaubleau is the only town in America with this name, and as far as we can ascertain, the only one in the world. The town was started by Jack Sharp who built the first store there. The town originated as 'Haran' first recorded as a town in September 1880. The location where the original town of Haran waas is now owned by the Gipson family. The only trace of Haran is a walnut tree and a cedar tree. This area was known as Weaublea Prarie, and, according to postal records, the town was called Weaubleau city in 1876. The name was changed to Haran in 1880. Weaubleau township was formed in May of 1881.
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Weaubleau City Government

Weaubleau City Hall
112 E US Highway 54
Weaubleau, MO 65774-9998
Phone: 417-428-3227

Weaubleau Schools

Weaubleau Superintendent's Office
109 N Center St
Weaubleau, MO 65774
Phone: 417-428-3668

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