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Cape Girardeau County was organized on October 1, 1812 and was named after Ensign Jean Girardot, a French Officer, who developed a trading post on the site of the present city of Cape Girardeau. The County Seat is in Jackson, Missouri, which was the first city named in honor of President Andrew Jackson.  The first County Courthouse was built in 1818 by John Davis. The present courthouse in Jackson was completed in 1908 and designed by P. H. Weathers.
Cape Girardeau County was organized on October 1, 1812 and was named after Ensign Jean Girardot, a French Officer, who developed a trading post on the site of the present city of Cape Girardeau. The County Seat is in Jackson, Missouri, which was the first city named in honor of President Andrew Jackson. The first County Courthouse was built in 1818 by John Davis. The present courthouse in Jackson was completed in 1908 and designed by P. H. Weathers.

Official Election Results for the August 7, 2018 Primary Election

The deadline for Appeals to the Cape Girardeau County Board of Equalization (BOE) has been extended to Thursday, June 21, 2018.


We currently have openings on the following boards:


(3) Openings on the Road & Bridge Advisory- Hubble Township, Shawnee Township, Liberty Township- 3 Year Terms
(4) Stormwater Advisory Committee
(3) Cape Girardeau County Developmentally Disabled Board
(1) Senior Citizens Fund Board

Citizens interested in serving on these boards should submit a board application to the County Commissioner’s office.  For more information, please call (573)-204-2494 or click link to the application.County Board Application

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE 

CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY 

 


The Cape Girardeau County Commission will be accepting applications for "Interim Sheriff" due to the pending resignation of current Sheriff John Jordan.  The Interim Sheriff will serve till the November 2018 general election.

Qualified persons interested in serving as Interim Sheriff must submit an application to the Cape Girardeau County Commission by Friday, August 10, 2018, 4:30 p.m.

An application can be requested by calling 573.204.2494 or E-Mail: commish@capecounty.us  

 

 

 

 

 

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