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 January 6, 2016 in the Auditorium at City Hall at 9 a.m.
- The Council meeting will be held on January 11, 2016 at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
- The water bills are due on January 21, 2016. The penalties go on January 28, 2016
- City Hall will be closed Monday, January 18, 2016 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. There will be no recycling that week. Monday’s trash will be picked up on Wednesday.