Saturday, May 30, 2009

Indiana : Indianapolis :: Missouri : ???

I was amused to discover that, according to Glover Moore, in or about 1821 Missouri considered naming its state capital "Missouriopolis." Out-of-state reviews were not good, with one restrictionist newspaper suggesting "Slave-opolis" or "Black-opolis" instead. I assume that the idea was dropped for other reasons.


  1. This is a fascinating factoid. As a native of Indiana, I found it particularly interesting. I've posted an article on my blog about, among other things, another potential state capital--Kanopolis.

  2. David,

    Thanks! I just saw your comment this morning and have to run, but will check out your blog tonight.


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