The state capital of Missouri lies on the banks of the Missouri River, but did you also know that Pierre, SD, and Bismarck, ND, also border the Missouri River. Missouri is seemingly in an endless dispute with those 2 states as to who should control water usage from the Big Muddy.
Jefferson City was laid out by Daniel Morgan Boone, the son of the frontiersman. It was named for U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, who served from 1801-1809. The town was incorporated in 1825, and the general assembly moved there in 1826.