A rock which remains from the previously existing cape can be seen on a promontory which overlooks the Mississippi River in Cape Rock Park.Cape Girardeau has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa) with four distinct seasons and is located in USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 6b.; colloquially referred to as "Cape") is a city in Cape Girardeau and Scott counties in the U. As early as 1765, a bend in the Mississippi River, about 60 miles (97 km) south of the French village of Ste. It is located approximately 115 miles (185 km) southeast of St. The "Cape" in the city name referred to a rock promontory overlooking the Mississippi River; it was later destroyed by railroad construction.The Band became known as the Cape Girardeau Shawnee.
In the city, the population was spread out with 19.3% under the age of 18, 20.2% between the ages of 18 and 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.4% male and 52.6% female.
He was a French soldier stationed at Kaskaskia between 1704–1720 in the French colony of La Louisiane.
Census, the city's population was 37,941, making it the 16th-largest city in Missouri, The city is named after Jean Baptiste de Girardot, who established a temporary trading post in the area around 1733.
For years travelers had to use ferries to cross the Mississippi River from Cape Girardeau. In December 2003, the "Old Bridge" was succeeded by a new four-lane cable-stay bridge crossing the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau. Bill Emerson (R-Mo.) The two towers of the bridge reach a height of approximately 91 meters.
In September 1928 a bridge was completed between Missouri and Illinois. Its official name is "The Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge.", honoring former U. The "Old Bridge" was completed in September 1928 to replace a ferry and was only 20 feet (6.1 m) wide.