Welcome to Bonne Terre At one time the richest lead ore in the world was located in Bonne Terre and surrounding area. The French discovered lead in Bonne Terre in 1720 and they called the settlement “La Terre Bonne”, “Good Earth”, in reference to the mineral wealth. The actual town was formed in April 1864, when St. Joseph Lead Co. purchased 946 acres of land. The City of Bonne Terre was incorporated as a third class city in 1917.
- Court will be held on September 7, 2016 in the Auditorium at City Hall at 9 a.m.
- City Hall will be closed on September 5, 2016 in observance of Labor Day. Monday’s trash will be picked up on Wednesday and there will be no recycling that week.
- The Council meeting will be held on September 12, 2016 at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
- The water bills are due on September 15, 2016. The penalties go on September 22, 2016.