Saint Joseph, byname St. Joe , city, seating (1846) of Buchanan county, northwestern Missouri, U.S. It is on the Missouri River (there bridged to Elwood, Kansas), 28 miles (45 kilometres) north of Kansas City. A trading post was founded (1826) on the site by Joseph Robidoux, a French Canadian trapper from St. Louis. The Platte Purchase (1836), adding about 2,000,000 acres (800,000 hectares) of Indian land to the state territory, led to an influx of settlers. Robidoux organized the town in 1843 and named it for his patron saint. Through the California Gold Dash (1849), St. Joseph boomed as a steamboat basic and offer depot for westward-bound wagon trains. The american terminus of the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad (completed 1859), it became the eastern terminus of the Pony Exhibit, launched from St. Joseph on April 3, 1860. Through the American Civil Conflict the location became a point for guerrilla functions and was frequented by boundary outlaws such as W.C. Quantrill and Jesse Wayne; the last mentioned was killed (1882) in his home there (which includes been preserved).
Within the 1840s the location was well on its way to becoming an important meatpacking centre but was eclipsed by Omaha, Nebraska, and Kansas City when transcontinental railroads bypassed it. It has survived among the great livestock and grain market segments of the central west and is also the trade centre of an comprehensive agricultural region. Makes are diversified you need to include structural steel, chemicals, soybean products, pet foods, university and office products, machinery, and batteries. Tourism is of growing importance.
"Lover's Street, Saint Jo," by Eugene Field, expresses the poet's nostalgic remembrance of the St. Joseph avenue where he courted his better half. Patee House, a countrywide historic landmark, comprises the reconstructed head office of the Pony Express office. The Pony Express Museum is housed in the original stable that was the starting point for the rides west to Sacramento, Calif., and the St. Joseph Museum homes a notable assortment of Native North american artifacts. Pigeon Hill Wildlife Area and Lewis and Clark Express Park are near by. The city is the couch of Missouri American State College or university (founded 1915 as St. Joseph Junior College or university). Inc. 1843. Pop. (2000) 73,990; St. Joseph Metro Area, 122,336; (2010) 76,780; St. Joseph Metro Area, 127,329.
City (1990 pop. 71,852), seat of Buchanan co., NW Mo., on the Missouri River; inc. 1845. It is the trade center of a wealthy agricultural and farming area. The town is a big market for livestock and grain, and has meatpacking and food- and leather-processing plants. Among its manufactures are electrical power products, machinery, chemicals, clothing, and pet food. The city was organized c.1843 on the website of the trading post founded (1826) by Joseph Robidoux. In 1860, St. Joseph became the eastern terminus of the pony exhibit. The city was also an early on, important railroad centre until bypassed by the transcontinental railroad. Appealing will be the pony-express stables (now a museum), the poet Eugene Field's home, and the city museum with noted Native North american relics. Missouri European State College will there be.
St. Saint Joseph is a city in and the county seat of, Buchanan County Missouri United States. It is the principal city of the st. Saint Joseph metropolitan statistical area, which includes Buchanan Andrew and DeKalb counties in Missouri and doniphan County Kansas. As of the 2010 census, st. Saint Joseph had a total population of 70 6780, making it the eighth largest city in the state third largest in northwest Missouri. The metropolitan area had a population of 127,000 329 in 2010. St. Saint Joseph is located on the Missouri River, but is perhaps best known as the starting point of the Pony Express and the death place of Jesse James. The popular rapper Eminem was born here as well. St. Saint Joseph is also home to missouri western state university history. St. Saint Joseph was founded on the Missouri River by Saint Joseph row, bid a local fur trader and officially incorporated in 1843. In its early days, it was a bustling outpost and rough frontier town, serving as a last supply point and jumping off point on the Missouri River toward the Wild West. It was the westernmost point in the United States accessible by rail until after the American Civil War. The main east-west downtown streets were named for robits eight children for rain, Jules Francois Felix, Edmond Charles sylvanie and miss any the street between sylvanie and miss any was named for his second wife, angelic.
Saint Joseph or st. Joe as it was called by many, was a jumping off point for those headed to the Oregon Territory. In the mid-1800s in these cities, including Independence, Missouri and st. Saint Joseph, were we're pioneers, would stay and purchase supplies before they would head out in wagon trains. The town was a very bustling place and was the second city in the USA to have electric streetcars between april. Third 1860 and late october 1861, st. Saint Joseph was one of the two end points of the pony Express which operated for a short period over the land then inaccessible by rail, to provide fast mail service. The pony riders carried additionally along with the mail, a small personal Bible today, the Pony Express museum hosts visitors in the old stables in 1882 on april. Third, the outlaw jesse james was killed at his home, originally located at 13, 18 lafayette now cited next to the potty house. In the post-civil war years, when the economy was down, the hotel had served for a time as the home of the purty female college.
Saint Joseph female college, up to eighteen, eighty James, was living under the alias of mr. Howard. An excerpt from a popular poem of the time is that dirty little coward that shot mr. Howard has laid poor Jesse in his grave. The Heaton bowman smith funeral home maintains a small museum about jesse james, their predecessors conducted the funeral. The museum is open to the public. His home is now known as Jesse James home museum. It has been relocated at least three times and features the bullet hole from that fateful shot. St. Saint Joseph is identified by the slogan where the Pony Express started and Jesse James ended among properties listed on the national register of historic places. Are the patty house, a former hotel, is now maintained as a Museum of Transportation and the Missouri theater an ornate movie palace.
Saint Josephs population peaked in 1900 with a census population of 100 2979. This population figure is questionable, as civic leaders tried to inflate the numbers for that census. At the time it was the home to one of the largest wholesale companies in the Midwest, the nave and McCord Mercantile Company, as well as the Hannibal and st. Saint Joseph railroad and the CD Smith & Company, which would become CD Smith. Health care equals honors equals. In 1997, st. Saint Joseph was named an all-america City by the National Civic League. St. Saint Joseph was voted, the top true western town of 2007 by the true west magazine in the january/february 2008 issue. Geography and climate Saint Saint Joseph, is located at 39. A degree 45 euro squared 29er o cubed n 94 a degree 50 euro squared 12 gyro cube W on the missouri-kansas border in northwestern Missouri. The nearest major metropolitan area to Saint Saint Joseph is the Kansas City metropolitan area, which begins approximately 30 miles to the south. The nearest major airport is Kansas City International Airport, which is approximately 35 miles to the south. According to the united states census bureau, the city has a total area of 40 4.77 square miles, of which 40 3.99 square miles is land and 0.78 square miles is water. Demographics equals 2010 census equals. As of the census of 2010, there were 70 6780 people, 29,000 727 households, an 18,000 492 families residing in the city. The population density was 1700 45.4 inhabitants per square mile. There were 30 3189 housing units at an average density of 750 4.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was eighty seven point: eight percent white six point: zero percent, african-american 0.5 % Native American 0.9 percent Asian 0.2 % Pacific Islander 2.0 percent from other races and two-point-seven percent from two or more races, hispanic or latino of any race were Five point: seven percent of the population there were 29,000 727 households of which 32.0 percent had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.0 percent were married couples living together. 14.5 percent had a female householder with no husband present five point: seven percent had a male householder older, with no wife present and 37.8 percent were non-families 30 point. Seven percent of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2 percent had someone living alone. Who was 65 years of age or older, the average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.01 in the city. The population was spread out with twenty-three point. Six percent under the age of 18 11 point: seven percent between the ages of 18 and 24 26 point one percent from 25 to 44, 24.9 percent from 45 to 64 and 13.8 percent, who were 65 years of age or older. The median age in the city was thirty five point six years the gender makeup of the city was forty-nine point. Eight percent male and fifty point two percent female equals two thousand census equals. As of the census of 2000, there were 73 thousand nine hundred. Ninety people, twenty-nine thousand twenty six households, an 18,000 460 families residing in the city. The population density was 1687 point. Seven people per square mile. There were thirty 1752 housing units at an average density of 720 4.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 91.8, eight percent white, five point: zero; three percent african-american 0.46 percent Native American 0.47 percent asian 0.03 percent, Pacific, Islander 0.69 percent from other races and one point: four: four percent from two or more races, hispanic or latino of any Race were two point: six one percent of the population. There were 29 thousand twenty six households out of which 30.1 percent had children under the age of 18 living with them. Forty six point: seven percent were married couples living together. Twelve point: eight percent had a female householder with no husband, present and thirty six point: four percent were single family households, 30.4 percent of all house olds were made up of individuals and 13.2 % had someone living alone, who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.98 in the city. The population was spread out with twenty four point: one percent under the age of eighteen; eleven point: six percent from 18 to 24; 28 point six percent from 25 to 44, 20.3 percent from 45 to 64 and 15 point four percent who were 65 years of age Or older, the median age was 36 years for every 100 females. There were 95.6 males for every 100 females age 18 and over there were 92.7 males. The median income for a household in the city was thirty, two thousand six hundred sixty three dollars and the median income for a family was forty thousand nine hundred. Ninety five dollars males had a median income of thirty-one thousand three hundred dollars versus twenty 1592 dollars for females. The per capita income for the city was seventeen thousand four hundred forty five dollars about nine point. One percent of families and thirteen point: zero percent of the population were below the poverty line, including fifteen point five percent of those under age, 18 and nine point. Eight percent of those age 65 or over business transit america services, which provides conductors for various train systems nationwide, is based in the city equals retail equals
Saint Joseph is home to several retail areas, many of which are grouped along belt highway. On the city's east side, east hills, mall is located at north belt, highway and Frederick Boulevard. The mall opened in 1965 was expanded in 1988 and was renovated in 2001. With a far more extensive renovation in 2008 and 2009 developed in 2005, the shops at North Village is concentrated along North belt highway between approximately cook and county line roads. This serves as a regional shopping destination. Other shopping districts include belts, center, hy-vee shopping center, hillcrest, plaza, east ridge, village and woodlawn shopping center. Education equals public schools equals the st. Saint Joseph's school district operates. Three public high schools for public middle schools and 16 public elementary schools in st. Saint Joseph. There are three private grade: schools, a private high school and a private k-12 Christian school. Two new elementary schools have been constructed and both opened by the 2014-15 academic year. In addition, there is an active home education community that serves the city and surrounding areas in higher education,
Saint Joseph is the home of a regional public university as well as a public university outreach center, a public technical school and a private technical school equals. Private schools equals Bishop leblond high school Cathedral grade school street, Francis Xavier grade school street James grade school street, Saint Joseph Christian School Street paul, lutheran school prescott, seventh-day, adventist school equals colleges and universities. Missouri western state university. Equal special focus institutions equals vatterott college American College of Technology, Hilliard Technical Center, Coggan, alternative resource center, Webster Learning Center transportation. The street Saint Joseph transit is publicly owned and provides bus service raw seconds. Memorial Airport is a joint municipal military owned airport for general aviation. It is the home of the 139th airlift wing of the Missouri Air National Guard and does not have commercial service. The city is served by to interstate highways in for us routes I 29, which runs south to Kansas City and north to Council, Bluffs Iowa. I 229.
A Western Bypass of Saint Joseph us 36, the Pony, Express Highway running east to Cameron and west to Hiawatha Kansas us 59, which runs south to atchison, kansas and north into western Iowa. Us 71 run south concurrent with i29 to Kansas City and north to Miraval us 169, which runs south to Kansas City and north to winterset Iowa, in addition for state routes, serve the city route, 6 route, 371 route, 752 route, 759 cityscape, numerous parks, golf courses, sports Complexes skate parks, a water park, a river walk along the Missouri River and a small conservation area can be found throughout st. Saint Joseph proper. The city is also nationally known for its 26 mile parkway system, which is accompanied by an urban trail system. Two of the city's largest parks are krug park and hyde park these respectively anchor the parkway and urban trail on the north and south. A dog park is also currently in development at one area along the parkway medias and Saint Joseph currently ranks 200 first largest designated Market area out of 210 media markets in the United States. The market covers six counties in northwestern Missouri and doniphan County in northeastern Kansas.
The Saint Joseph area has one low power and to full power television stations and 10 radio stations equals television equals due to its proximity to Kansas City and Omaha, as well as Topeka stations from those markets serve as default. Affiliates of NBC CBS, my network TV and the CW, due to the lack of affiliates of those networks licensed to the market, local broadcast stations, local independent cable channels, news press three now suddenlink channel 3 / knpn LD virtual channel 26.2 equals radio equals newspapers equals st. Saint Joseph news-press 14, the st. Saint Joseph Telegraph, the regular Joe notable people, references external links, city of st. Saint Joseph downtown, different saint Saint Joseph mo historic maps of st. Saint Joseph in the sanborn maps of Missouri collection at the University of Missouri.