Friedheim is an unincorporated community in Apple Creek Township in northwestern Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, United States.[1]

Friedheim, Missouri
Location of Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Location of Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Coordinates: 37°34′12″N 89°49′12″W / 37.57000°N 89.82000°W / 37.57000; -89.82000[1]
CountryUnited States
CountyCape Girardeau
TownshipApple Creek Township
Elevation545 ft (166 m)

History edit

A small village in the northwest part of Apple Creek Township; German settlers arrived in the Friedheim area in the 1840s fleeing political unrest back home. These German Lutheran settlers built their own log church in 1849, which was later replaced by the current stone church in 1857.[2] A post office was established here in 1887 and named by the German settlers for their old home Friedheim, Germany.[3] Friedheim is home to Trinity Lutheran church, a member of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod.[4]

Geography edit

Friedheim is located twenty-two miles northwest of Cape Girardeau and is three miles west of I-55 along Missouri Route KK. Arnsberg is two miles to the east and Hilderbrand is approximately one mile to the west along route KK.[5]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Friedheim, Missouri
  2. ^ "10th Anniversary Edition: The peaceful town of Friedheim". Southeast Missourian. November 10, 2015.
  3. ^ State Historical Society of Missouri: Cape Girardeau County Place Names Archived 2016-03-31 at the Wayback Machine
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  5. ^ Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 1998, First edition, p. 58, ISBN 0-89933-224-2