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Rock Port City

Rock Port City Hall is located at 500 South Main St., Rock Port MO 64482; phone: 660-744-2636.

John Dickinson Dopf Mansion, ca. 1876, 407 Cass Street, Rock Port, MO, National Register

Photo: John Dickinson Dopf Mansion, ca. 1876, 407 Cass Street, Rock Port, MO. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. Photographed by user:Jerrye and Roy Klotz, MD, 2013, (own work) [cc-by-3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed March, 2014.

This tiny city (population about 1,400), the seat of government of Atchison County MO, hit the record books in April 2008 by being reported as the first town in the U.S. to have its entire electricity needs supplied by a wind farm. It is anticipated that there will even be an excess capacity which will be sold to a regional public utility.

Beginnings [1]

Rockport ... was platted in the spring of 1851 as the seat of Atchison County to succeed Linden, some five miles to the north. Among the early residents of the county were a group of Germans who came from St. Louis in 1845 under the leadership of Harmon Schubert to establish a socialist community near present-day Rockport. Disaster accompanied the first crop, however, for the mill leased by the settlers was washed away by high water. Soon afterward the colony disbanded.

  1. Federal Writers Project, Works Progress Administration, Missouri: A Guide to the "Show Me" State, American Guide Series, 1941, Missouri State Highway Department
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