Jefferson City is the state capital of Missouri. Located on the southern side of the Missouri River and forty miles from the Lake of the Ozarks, Jefferson City is not only a political hub, but a scenic and popular community in which to raise a family.
Downtown Jefferson City is quaint with shops and restaurants housed in historical buildings. The Capital dome can be seen for miles and is the hallmark of the city. The view of the Missouri River is breathtaking from many Jefferson City locations. Beautiful homes are located on the sheer bluff snaking along the edge of the river.
As of 2008, the population of JC was approximately forty thousand and there were 15,794 homes. The city was named after the third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson.
The Jefferson City Public School District encompasses Jefferson City High School, Simonsen 9th Grade Center, Lewis and Clark Middle School and Thomas Jefferson Middle School, and eleven elementary schools. Jefferson City also has private schools: St. Joseph's Cathedral, St. Peter, Immaculate Conception, Trinity Lutheran, Calvary Lutheran, Helias, and Lighthouse Preparatory Academy. Jefferson City is also the home of the historical Lincoln University.
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