Missouri State Facts and History

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Missouri Quick Facts

  • Current Governor: Mike Parson (Republican)
  • Capital: Jefferson City
  • Population: 6,137,428 (2019 est.)
  • Land Area: 68,741.52 sq km
  • Water Area: 965.47 sq km
  • Total Area: 69,706.99 SQ KM
  • Width: 240 mi (390 km)
  • Length: 300 mi (480 km)
  • State Motto: “Salus Populi Suprema Lex Esto (The Welfare of the People Shall Be the Supreme Law)”
  • Nickname: Show Me State
  • Electoral votes: 10
  • Seats in U.S. House of Representatives: 8 (of 435)
  • State Song: “Missouri Waltz”
  • Date of Statehood: August 10, 1821
  • Time Zone: Central (GMT − 6 hours)
  • Official Website of Missouri: mo.gov
  • State abbreviation/Postal code: MO
  • Origin of name: The name Missouri derives from 8emessourit, an Algonquian term that refers to “people with canoes (made from logs),”

State Symbol of Missouri

State American Folk DanceSquare dance
State AmphibianAmerican bullfrog
State AnimalMissouri mule
State Aquatic AnimalPaddlefish
State BirdBluebird
State DessertIce cream cone
State DinosaurHypsibema missouriense
State FishChannel catfish
State FlowerHawthorn
State FossilCrinoid
State Game BirdBobwhite quail
State GrapeNorton/Cynthiana grape
State GrassBig bluestem
State HorseMissouri fox trotting horse
State InsectHoneybee
State InvertebrateCrayfish
State MineralGalena
State MottoSalus populi suprema lex esto (Let the welfare of the people be the supreme law)
State Musical InstrumentFiddle
State NicknameShow-me State
State ReptileThree-toed box turtle
State RockMozarkite
State SongMissouri Day
State TreeFlowering dogwood
State Tree NutEastern black walnut

Sports Teams

  • MLB: Kansas City Royals, St. Louis Cardinals
  • NFL: Kansas City Chiefs
  • NHL: St. Louis Blues

College & Universities

A T Still University of Health SciencesElaine Steven Beauty CollegeMetropolitan Community College-Kansas City
Abbott Academy of Cosmetology Arts and SciencesEldon Career CenterMetropolitan Community College-Longview
American College of Hair Design IncEvangel UniversityMetropolitan Community College-Maple Woods
Anthem College-FentonExcelsior Springs Area Career CenterMetropolitan Community College-Penn Valley
Anthem College-Kansas CityFontbonne UniversityMidwest Institute
Anthem College-Maryland HeightsForest Institute of Professional PsychologyMidwest University
Applied Technology ServicesFour Rivers Career CenterMidwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Aquinas Institute of TheologyFranklin Technology-MSSUMineral Area College
Assemblies of God Theological SeminaryGibson Technical CenterMineral Area School of Radiologic Technology
Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Kansas CityGrabber School of Hair DesignMissouri Baptist University
Avila UniversityGrand River Technical SchoolMissouri College
Baptist Bible College and Graduate SchoolHannibal Career and Technical CenterMissouri College of Cosmetology North
Barnes-Jewish College Goldfarb School of NursingHannibal-Lagrange CollegeMissouri School of Barbering and Hairstyling-St Louis
Boonslick Technical Education CenterHarris-Stowe State UniversityMissouri Southern State University
Brookfield Area Career CenterHeritage College-Kansas CityMissouri State University-Springfield
Bryan College-SpringfieldHerndon Career CenterMissouri State University-West Plains
Calvary Bible College and Theological SeminaryHickey CollegeMissouri Tech
Cape Girardeau Career and Technology CenterHillyard Technical CenterMissouri University of Science and Technology
Career And Technical Center At Fort OsageHouse of Heavilin Beauty College-Blue SpringsMissouri Valley College
Cass Career CenterHouse of Heavilin Beauty College-Kansas CityMissouri Western State University
Central Bible CollegeHouse of Heavilin Beauty College-RaymoreMoberly Area Community College
Central Christian College of the BibleIhm Health Studies CenterMoberly Area Technical Center
Central College of CosmetologyIndependence College of CosmetologyNational Academy of Beauty Arts-Farmington
Central Methodist University-College of Graduate & Extended StudiesITT Technical Institute-ArnoldNational Academy of Beauty Arts-St Louis
Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts & SciencesITT Technical Institute-Earth CityNational American University-Independence
Chamberlain College of Nursing – St Louis CampusITT Technical Institute-Kansas CityNazarene Theological Seminary
Chillicothe Beauty Academy IncJefferson CollegeNeosho Beauty College
Class Act I School of CosmetologyKansas City Art InstituteNevada Regional Technical Center
Clinton Technical SchoolKansas City CollegeNew Dimensions School of Hair Design
College of the OzarksKansas City University of Medicine and BiosciencesNichols Career Center
Colorado Technical University-Kansas CityKennett Career and Technology CenterNorth Central Career Center
Columbia Area Vocational Technical SchoolKenrick Glennon SeminaryNorth Central Missouri College
Columbia Beauty AcademyKirksville Area Technical CenterNorthland Career Center
Conception Seminary CollegeL’Ecole CulinaireNorthwest Missouri State University
Concordia SeminaryLake Career and Technical CenterNorthwest Technical School
Cosmetology Concepts InstituteLamar Area Vocational Technical SchoolOzark Christian College
Cottey CollegeLebanon Technology and Career CenterOzark Mountain Technical Center
Covenant Theological SeminaryLester E Cox Medical Center-School of Medical TechnologyOzarks Technical Community College
Cox CollegeLex La-Ray Technical CenterPacific International University
CoxHealth School of Diagnostic Medical SonographyLincoln UniversityParis II Educational Center
CoxHealth School of Radiologic TechnologyLindenwood UniversityPark University
Crowder CollegeLinn State Technical CollegePatsy and Robs Academy of Beauty-St Ann
Culver-Stockton CollegeLogan College of ChiropracticPike-Lincoln Technical Center
Dallas County Career CenterLutheran School of NursingPoplar Bluff School District Practical Nurse Program
Davis H Hart Mexico Area Vocational Technical SchoolMaryville University of Saint LouisProfessional Massage Training Center
DeVry University-MissouriMerrell University of Beauty Arts and ScienceRanken Technical College
Drury UniversityMessenger CollegeResearch College of Nursing
East Central CollegeMetro Business College-Cape GirardeauResearch Medical Center School of Nuclear Medical Technology
Eclipse School of Cosmetology and BarberingMetropolitan Community College-Blue RiverResearch Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology
Eden Theological SeminaryMetropolitan Community College-Business & TechnologyUniversity of Missouri-St Louis
Rolla Technical InstituteSouth Central Career CenterUniversity of Missouri-Systems Office
Saint Louis Christian CollegeSoutheast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health SciencesUniversity of Phoenix-Kansas City Campus
Saint Louis Community College-Central OfficeSoutheast Missouri State UniversityUniversity of Phoenix-Springfield Campus
Saint Louis Community College-Florissant ValleySouthwest Baptist UniversityUniversity of Phoenix-St Louis Campus
Saint Louis Community College-Forest ParkSt Charles School of Massage TherapyVatterott College-Berkeley
Saint Louis Community College-MeramecSt John’s Regional Health Center-School of Radiologic TechnologyVatterott College-Joplin
Saint Louis University-Main CampusSt Louis College of Health Careers-FentonVatterott College-Kansas City
Saint Luke’s College of Health SciencesSt Louis College of Health Careers-St LouisVatterott College-Saint Joseph
Saint Paul School of TheologySt Louis College of PharmacyVatterott College-Springfield
Salem College of HairstylingSt Louis Hair AcademyVatterott College-Sunset Hills
Saline County Career CenterState Fair Community CollegeWarrensburg Area Career Center
Sanford-Brown College-FentonStephens CollegeWashington University in St Louis
Sanford-Brown College-HazelwoodStevens Institute of Business & ArtsWaynesville Career Center
Sanford-Brown College-St PetersTexas County Technical InstituteWebster University
Sikeston Career and Technology CenterThree Rivers Community CollegeWentworth Military Academy
University of Central MissouriTruman Medical Center School for Nurse AnesthesiaWilliam Jewell College
University of CosmetologyTruman State UniversityWilliam Woods University
University of Missouri-ColumbiaUniversity of Missouri-Kansas City

Popular Tourist Attractions

  1. Crown Center
  2. Silver Dollar City
  3. Worlds of Fun
  4. Saint Louis Zoo
  5. Six Flags St. Louis
  6. City Museum
  7. Lake of the Ozarks
  8. Gateway Arch
  9. Titanic Museum
  10. Grant’s Farm
  11. The Magic House
  12. Saint Louis Science Center
  13. Missouri Botanical Garden
  14. Table Rock Lake
  15. Country Club Plaza

Famous Natives and Residents

NameProfession
Robert Altmanfilm director;
Burt Bacharachsongwriter;
Josephine Bakersinger and dancer;
Wallace Beeryactor;
Yogi Berra baseballplayer;
Thomas Hart Bentonpainter;
Susan Elizabeth Bloweducator;
Bill Bradleybasketball player and N.J. senator;
Omar N. Bradleygeneral;
Grace Bumbrysoprano;
William Burroughswriter;
Sarah Caldwellopera director and conductor;
Martha Jane Canary (Calamity Jane)frontierswoman;
George Washington Carverscientist;
Don Cheadleactor;
Walter CronkiteTV newscaster;
Sheryl Crowsinger;
Robert Cummingsactor;
Jane Darwellactress;
Walt Disneyartist;
Jeanne Eagelsactress;
T. S. Eliotpoet;
Eugene Fieldpoet;
Redd Foxxactor and comedian;
Betty Grableactress;
Dick Gregorycomic and activist;
Jean Harlowactress;
Coleman Hawkinsjazz musician;
George Hearnactor;
Al Hirschfeldartist;
Edwin Hubbleastronomer;
Langston Hughespoet;
John Hustonfilm director;
Jesse Jamesoutlaw;
Scott Joplincomposer;
Rush Limbaughradio talk show host;
Bernarr MacFaddenphysical culturist;
Mary Margaret McBrideTV hostess;
Marianne Moorepoet;
Geraldine Pageactress;
James C. Penneymerchant;
Marlin PerkinsTV host, zoo director;
John Joseph Pershinggeneral;
Vincent Priceactor;
Joseph Pulitzerjournalist;
Doris Robertsactress;
Ginger Rogersdancer and actress;
Ted Shawndancer and choreographer;
Casey Stengelbaseball player;
Gladys Swarthoutsoprano;
Sara Teasdalepoet;
Virgil Thomsoncomposer;
Harry S. Trumanpresident;
Mark Twainauthor;
Dick Van Dykeactor;
Ruth Warrickactress;
Dennis Weaveractor;
Pearl Whiteactress;
Mary Wickesactress;
Laura Ingalls Wilderauthor;
Roy Wilkinscivil rights leader.

Famous Actors And Actresses

  1. Wallace Beery
  2. John Goodman
  3. Geraldine Page
  4. Ginger Rogers
  5. Jane Wyman

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