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.
- The next upcoming Municipal Court date is Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 9:00 am.
- The next upcoming City Council meeting is Monday, March 10, 2014 at 6:00 pm.
- The next upcoming Friends of the Library Meeting will be March 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm.
- The Chautauqua Trivia Night is Saturday March 22, 2014 at Heritage Hall.
- The Friends of the Library Annual Trivia Contest will be Friday, April 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm.
- The Bonne Terre Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a social media luncheon April 8th.
- May 10, 2014 there will be a Fishing Derby at the Bonne Terre City Lake.