Bollinger County is a county located in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the county’s population was 12,363. The county seat is Marble Hill. The county was officially organized in 1851. Bollinger County is part of the Cape Girardeau, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area. Cities include: Marble Hill, Zalma, Glenallen, Sedgewickville, Leopold
The county was named after George Frederick Bollinger, who persuaded 20 other families to leave North Carolina in the fall of 1799 and settle in a region immediately west of what is now Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Missouri generally has a humid continental climate with cool to cold winters and long, hot summers. Due to its location in the interior United States, Missouri often experiences extremes in temperatures. Not having either large mountains or oceans nearby to moderate its temperature, its climate is alternately influenced by air from the cold Arctic and the hot and humid Gulf of Mexico. In the southern part of the state, particularly in the Bootheel, the climate borders on a humid subtropical climate. Therefore, Bollinger County, which is located above the Bootheel, can be said to have more of a humid continental climate sometimes influenced by a humid subtropical climate. Average temperatures in Bollinger County range from 22 °F (−6 °C) in January to 89 °F (32 °C) in July. According to Weather.com, some weather facts about Bollinger County include the following:
The Bollinger County Museum of Natural History showcases the treasures of our area both in natural history and historical exhibits.
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