Sturgeon, MO

Apr
1
Wed
all-day Census Day
Census Day
Apr 1 all-day
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Jul
14
Tue
all-day Boone County Fair @ Boone County Fairgrounds
Boone County Fair @ Boone County Fairgrounds
Jul 14 – Jul 18 all-day
 
By an act of the Legislature approved January 10, 1860, a Court of Common Pleas was created to be held at Sturgeon. The first term convened July 16, 1860, and the first terms of Court were held in the Masonic Hall located over the Methodist Church
Sturgeon was born in 1856 on a site chosen because of the construction of the then - new North Missouri Railroad (now the Norfolk Southern), and it took its name from Isaac Sturgeon, president and general superintendent of the North Missouri. The town's early growth was greatly influenced by the completion of that railroad and the traffic it handled. Sturgeon at one time became the largest St. Louis-bound shipping point.

Many early Sturgeon residents were of southern birth or heritage and were sympathetic to the Confederacy during the Civil War. Federal forces occupied the town and maintained a military post here during most of the war.

Growth resumed as Missourians returned to the peacetime pursuits of commerce and agriculture which long formed the economic base of today's attractive, peaceful community. In recent decades, the economy has been strengthened by growing numbers of residents who commute to work in nearby Centralia, Columbia, Mexico and Moberly and by retirees who enjoy the obvious advantages of smalltown living.
801 E Walnut St., Rm 333
Columbia MO 65201-7732
T: (573) 886-4307
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