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St. Francois County, Missouri

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The county was officially organized on December 19, 1821. It was named after the St. Francis River. The origin of the river's name is unclear. It might refer to St. Francis of Assisi. Another possibility is that Jacques Marquette, a Jesuit who explored the region in 1673, named the river for the Jesuit missionary Francis Xavier. Marquette had spent some time at the mission of St. Francois Xavier before his voyage and, as a Jesuit, was unlikely to have given the river a name honoring the Franciscans.

Adjacent Counties


  • Bismarck
  • Bonne Terre
  • Desloge
  • Farmington (County Seat)
  • Iron Mountain Lake
  • Leadington
  • Leadwood
  • Park Hills

Other Communities

Blackwell | Cross Roads | De Lassus | Doe Run | Frankclay | French Village | Goose Creek Lake | Gumbo | Haggai | Halifax | Hamilton Town | Hazel Run | Hurryville | Iron Mountain | Knob Lick | Koester | Lake Timberline | Libertyville | Loughboro | Middlebrook | Mineral City | Mitchell | Ogborn | Old Mines | Rock Springs | Settletown | Silver Springs | Syenite | Terre du Lac | Wortham