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Marble Hill, Missouri
Marble Hill City Hall, April 2014.
Marble Hill City Hall, April 2014.
Location of Marble Hill, Missouri
Location of Marble Hill, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Bollinger
Government
 • Type Mayor-Council
Area
 • Total 1.66 sq mi (4.30 km2)
 • Land 1.65 sq mi (4.28 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
489 ft (149 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,477
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,464
 • Density 885.13/sq mi (341.66/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
63764
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-45848

Marble Hill is a fourth-class city in central Bollinger County in Southeast Missouri, United States. Located at the intersection of State Highways 34 and 51, it is the largest city in Bollinger and serves as the county seat. The population was 1,477 at the 2010 census. The city was officially organized in July 1851 and is named after a marble-like rock.

Marble Hill is part of the Cape GirardeauJackson, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

The area that would eventually become known as Marble Hill was established in 1842 as New California. Nine years later, it was renamed Dallas in 1851. As the area grew over the years, the First Baptist Church was built in 1856 near the oldest cemetery in Marble Hill. In 1862, the courthouse and town of Dallas was raided by Colonel S.D. Kitchen along with 120 Confederate soldiers. Finally, in 1868, the name of the town was changed again, this time to Marble Hill, to prevent confusion with the already existing Dallas County, Missouri.

A year after the name change, a man by the name of Eli Lutes laid out what would become known as Lutesville. Lutes offered 10 acres (40,000 m2) to the railroad for a depot location which would be used as a shipping and trading point. Disputes with leaders of Marble Hill persuaded the railroad to relocate their route through Lutesville instead.

In 1880, Will Mayfield College moved to Marble Hill from Smithville. It remained in operation there until its closing in 1934. In 1893, Wicecarver's Store was built across from the courthouse where the steps in front were formerly used for mounting horses and carriages. Between 1904-1905, the Mineral Well was dug on the courthouse square and was used until 1947-1948. The year 1932 marked the last passenger line on the Belmont Branch of the St. Louis & Iron Mountain Railroad. The railroad company ceased operations through Lutesville in 1973. In August 1953, an artesian well was discovered approximately 1,800 feet (550 m) deep while drilling for oil in the area. A few years later in 1973, voters approved a measure to build what would become known as Twin City Airport.

It was suggested in 1985 that both towns of Marble Hill and Lutesville should merge. Lutesville, which had been founded in 1869 and later became the main business and shipping center for the area, merged with Marble Hill and maintained the name of Marble Hill because it was the current county seat. The portion of Marble Hill that was the former city of Lutesville is the portion southwest of Crooked Creek. Crooked Creek has flooded the town on many occasions Many copperhead and rattlesnakes in the state

Geography

Marble Hill is located at 37°18′18″N 89°58′35″W / 37.30500°N 89.97639°W / 37.30500; -89.97639 (37.304973, -89.976377). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.65 square miles (4.27 km2), of which, 1.64 square miles (4.25 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 265
1890 257 −3.0%
1900 295 14.8%
1910 313 6.1%
1920 332 6.1%
1930 421 26.8%
1940 421 0.0%
1950 454 7.8%
1960 497 9.5%
1970 589 18.5%
1980 601 2.0%
1990 1,447 140.8%
2000 1,502 3.8%
2010 1,477 −1.7%
2019 (est.) 1,464 −0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,477 people, 604 households, and 369 families residing in the city. The population density was 900.6 inhabitants per square mile (347.7/km2). There were 705 housing units at an average density of 429.9 per square mile (166.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.41% White, 1.02% Native American, 0.81% Asian, 0.34% from other races, and 1.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.76% of the population.

There were 604 households, of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.2% were married couples living together, 15.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.9% were non-families. 33.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.93.

The median age in the city was 39.8 years. 24.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.5% were from 25 to 44; 24.7% were from 45 to 64; and 20.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 43.4% male and 56.6% female.

Climate & Weather

Climate data for Marble Hill
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 43
(6.1)
50
(10)
60
(15.6)
70
(21.1)
78
(25.6)
85
(29.4)
89
(31.7)
88
(31.1)
82
(27.8)
72
(22.2)
58
(14.4)
47
(8.3)
68.5
(20.28)
Average low °F (°C) 22
(-5.6)
26
(-3.3)
35
(1.7)
43
(6.1)
53
(11.7)
61
(16.1)
66
(18.9)
63
(17.2)
56
(13.3)
43
(6.1)
35
(1.7)
26
(-3.3)
44.1
(6.71)
Precipitation inches (mm) 3.23
(82)
3.18
(80.8)
4.91
(124.7)
4.58
(116.3)
4.59
(116.6)
4.21
(106.9)
4.20
(106.7)
3.60
(91.4)
3.54
(89.9)
3.37
(85.6)
4.85
(123.2)
4.32
(109.7)
48.58
(1,233.9)

Education

Of adults 25 years of age and older in Marble Hill, 64.3% possess a high school diploma, 8.9% have a bachelor's degree, and 4.1% holds a post-graduate/professional degree as their highest educational attainment.

Public Schools

The Woodland R-IV School District serves the educational needs of most of the city's residents and nearby throughout central Bollinger County. According to the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, there is one elementary school, one middle school, and one senior high school in the district. During the 2008–2009 school year, there was a total of 928 students and 79 certified staff members enrolled in the Woodland R-IV School District. The school colors are red and black and its mascot is the cardinal. Athletics at the school consist of boys' and girls' basketball and cross country; boys' baseball; girls' volleyball and softball; and cheerleading.

  • Woodland Elementary School (K-04)
  • Woodland Middle School (05-08)
  • Woodland High School (09-12)

Public library

Marble Hill has a public library, the Bollinger County Library.

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