Jefferson City, MO

Seat of justice of Cole Co, and capital of Missouri, is situated near the central part of the state, on the south bank of the Missouri, nine miles from the mouth of the Osage river, 134 miles west of St Louis, and 9636 miles from Washington.  Its site is elevated, and it contains the state house, governor's mansion, penitentiary, and other public buildings and is gradually aand substantially rising in wealth and intelligence.

Population: in 1830 was 1,200; in 1840 was 1,174 and in 1850 was 3,721