Normandy, Missouri

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Normandy is a city in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. The population was 5,153 at the 2000 census.

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History

The town is on land once owned by Charles Lucas (Missouri). Lucas obtained property from the Federal Government with land grants and he purchased the land from victims of the New Madrid Earthquake of 1811. He named it for the French coastal community of Normandy from which his father John Baptiste Charles Lucas came. His home was on the property of Incarnate Word Academy.[3]

Lucas was to fight two duels on Bloody Island with Thomas Hart Benton and died in the 1817 duel.[3]

Upon his death, his land was left to his sister Anne and brother James. Anne married Theodore Hunt who died in 1832. In 1836 she married Theodore's cousin the explorer Wilson Price Hunt. The Price house at 7836 Natural Bridge burned in 1908 and rebuilt in 1909 and was used for several years as the Convent of the Sisters of the Cenacle before being taken over by the Normandy School District.[3]

Normandy incorporated in May 1945.[3]

In 1960, the Normandy School District approved a bond issue to buy the Bellerive Country Club to form a junior college. In 1963 the Normandy Residence Center became the University of Missouri-St. Louis; the university is partially within the City of Normany.[4][5]

In May 1977 Normandy annexed Berdell Hills.[3]

Geography

Normandy is located at 38°42′56″N 90°18′1″W / 38.71556°N 90.30028°W / 38.71556; -90.30028 (38.715551, -90.300284)[6].

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