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 May 4, 2016 in the Auditorium at City Hall at 9 a.m.
- The Council meeting will be held on May 9, 2016 at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
- The water bills are due on May 16, 2016. The penalties go on May 23, 2016
- City Hall will be closed on May 13, 2016 in observance of Truman’s birthday. Friday’s trash will be picked up on Thursday. There will be no recycling that week.
- City Hall will be closed on May 30, 2016 in observance of Memorial Day. Monday’s trash will be picked up on Wednesday. There will be no recycling that week.