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Washington City

Washington City Hall is located at 405 Jefferson Street, Washington MO 63090; phone: 636-390-1006.

Henry C. Thias House, ca. 1888, 304 Elm Street, Washington, MO, National Register

Photo: Henry C. Thias House, ca. 1888, 304 Elm Street, Washington, MO. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. Photographed by user:Jon Roanhaus (own work), 2014, [cc-by-3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed November, 2016.

Beginnings [1]

Washington originally was a boat-landing site on the Missouri River. The town was called Washington Landing when William G. Owens bought a ferry and property around the landing during the 1820's. Following his death in 1834, the task of laying out the town of Washington was undertaken by his wife, Lucinda, and son-in-law John F. Mense. The town was incorporated by Lucinda Owens on May 29, 1839.

  1. Community Profile, Envision Washington: Comprehensive Plan for Washington, MO, 2003, www.ci.washington.mo.us, accessed January, 2012.
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