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.
- City offices will be closed December 24 – 25, 2013 for the Christmas Holiday.
- Trash pick-up for Tuesday, December 24 will be picked up on Thursday, December 26 2013. There will be no recycle this week.
- The next upcoming Municipal Court date is Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 9:00 am.
- The next upcoming City Council Meeting is Monday, January 13, 2014 at 6:00 pm.