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Gordonville, Missouri
Village
Nickname(s): 
Mayor Jason Crombie
Location of Gordonville, Missouri
Location of Gordonville, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Cape Girardeau
Area
 • Total 0.78 sq mi (2.02 km2)
 • Land 0.78 sq mi (2.02 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
394 ft (120 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 625
 • Density 474.42/sq mi (183.22/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
63701, 63752
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-27928
GNIS feature ID 0731575

Gordoville is a village in Cape Giradeau County, Missouri, United States. The population was 625 at the 2020 census. It is part of the Cape GirardeauJackson, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Name

Gordonville was named after Sam Gordon, who established a watermill on the same site where the Gordonville Milling Company operated.

History

The land around present-day Gordonville was originally owned by Sam Gordon and his father, who lived in Indiana. Sam Gordon established the first store in the town in either 1857 or 1858, and the town became known as Gordonville. The first church in the town was set up by Methodist missionaries on the farm of Louis Siemers in 1848, with Liberty School house being established shortly later. Hubble Mill and Gordonville Roller Mills were established along Hubble Creek.

In the 1850s German immigrants began to move into the area and established farms around Gordonville. A German Methodist church and a German Lutheran church were also organized just south of Gordonville to serve the local German population.

Geography

Gordonville is located along Hubble Creek at 37°18′44″N 89°40′27″W / 37.31222°N 89.67417°W / 37.31222; -89.67417 (37.312237, -89.674245).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.78 square miles (2.02 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 81
1890 95 17.3%
1900 125 31.6%
1910 170 36.0%
1920 150 −11.8%
1930 129 −14.0%
1940 154 19.4%
1950 130 −15.6%
1960 92 −29.2%
1970 125 35.9%
1980 267 113.6%
1990 345 29.2%
2000 425 23.2%
2010 391 −8.0%
2020 625 59.8%
U.S. Decennial Census 2020

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 391 people, 157 households, and 124 families living in the village. The population density was 501.3 inhabitants per square mile (193.6/km2). There were 167 housing units at an average density of 214.1 per square mile (82.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 99.23% White, 0.26% Black or African American, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.51% of the population.

There were 157 households, of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.6% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 21.0% were non-families. 19.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.81.

The median age in the village was 46.5 years. 17.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.7% were from 25 to 44; 36% were from 45 to 64; and 16.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.1% male and 50.9% female.

Notable people

  • Henry F. Gerecke, Lutheran minister and United States Army chaplain
  • Fred Henry McGuire, United States Navy sailor and receipt of the Medal of Honor
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