Friedheim, Missouri

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Friedheim, Missouri
unincorporated community
Location of Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Location of Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Cape Girardeau
Township Apple Creek Township

Friedheim is an unincorporated community in Apple Creek Township in northwestern Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, United States.

History[edit]

A small village in the northwest part of Apple Creek Township; German settlers arrived in the Friedheim area in the 1840s fleeing political unrest back home. These German Lutheran settlers built their own log church in 1849, which was later replaced by the current stone church in 1857.[1] A post office was established here in 1887 and named by the German settlers for their old home Friedheim, Germany.[2] Friedheim is home to Trinity Lutheran church, a member of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod.[3]

Geography[edit]

Friedheim is located twenty miles northwest of Cape Girardeau and is part of the Cape Girardeau–Jackson, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "10th Anniversary Edition: The peaceful town of Friedheim". Southeast Missourian. November 10, 2015. 
  2. ^ State Historical Society of Missouri: Cape Girardeau County Place Names http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay_cape_girardeau.html
  3. ^ Showme.net http://www.showme.net/churches/Trinity_Lutheran/

Coordinates: 37°34′12″N 89°49′12″W / 37.57000°N 89.82000°W / 37.57000; -89.82000