Jefferson City Community

Jefferson City is the capital of the State of Missouri and is named for Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States. Jefferson City currently holds, per Rand McNally, the title of America's "Most Beautiful Small Town."

In the middle of the state, Jefferson City was chosen as the new capital in 1821 when Thomas Jefferson was still living. The village first was called "Lohman's Landing", and when the legislature decided to relocate there, they proposed the name "Missouriopolis" before settling on "Jefferson City" [A to Z: The Dictionary of Missouri Place Names].

The city is mostly dominated by the dome of the Capitol that overlooks the Missouri river to the North. With the state government providing many jobs to the residents of the area, Jefferson City has proven to be one of the best places to work, not only in Missouri, but in the nation. In 2017, Jefferson City was ranked the fifth Best City to Start a Business [2017's Best & Worst Cities to Start a Business] and ranked thirteenth nationally in 2016 among the Best Cities for Career Opportunities [The Top 10 Cities for Career Opportunities in 2016 –].

Jefferson City is not only known for its natural beauty and job opportunities, but also for the historic buildings and special landmarks in the area. Among these include the Governor's Mansion, the Missouri Capitol Building, Supreme Court Building, and the charming downtown area lined with boutiques. Münchberg, Germany is Jefferson City’s sister city and the historically German part of the city is typically called "Old Munichburg."

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