Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Jefferson City
JEFFERSON CITY, a city, capital of the State of Missouri, and county-seat of Cole co.; on the Missouri river, the Chicago and Alton, the Missouri, Kansas and Pacific and the Missouri Pacific railroads; 125 miles W. of St. Louis. It is the farming and manufacturing trade center for Cole and adjacent counties; has manufactories of flour, shoes, farming implements, and wagons, and iron foundries. It has the State Capitol, St. Mary's Hospital, Lincoln Institute, and other public buildings. It has gas and electric light plants, a National bank, daily, weekly, and monthly periodicals. Pop. (1910) 11,850, (1920) 14,490.