New Madrid County Courthouse

New Madrid County Courthouse Missouri


Stock #: 49398
Type: Postcard
Era: Chrome
City: New madrid
State: Missouri (MO)
County: New Madrid
Publisher: Thompson's Community Service
Size: 3.25" x 5.25" (9 x 14 cm)

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New Madrid was the first American town in Missouri. It was founded in 1789. . . Practically destroyed by earthquake 1811-12 . . . A catholic Church was founded 1789. A Methodist church in 1810 . . . It was a very strategic position during the "Boatheel" campaign of the Civil War . . . nearby is the Island No. 10 location and the Belmont Battlefield famous in the Civil War History. This city was captured by the Union forces in 1862.
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