Take a look at Cape Girardeau!

Travel north from Sikeston, MO on I-55, you see the signs telling you that you are in Cape Girardeau County. As you left Sikeston, at Mile Marker 82, the land began to have a roll in it. In fact, the ride to Mile Marker 83 takes you up a hill, and then down again. The Missouri Hills begin here and continue to St. Louis and beyond. But, here in Cape Girardeau County is a little town along the Mississippi River called Cape Girardeau.

First settled in 1733 by Jean Baptiste Girardot, it was named after a cape protruding along the river. Railroad construction pretty much destroyed…