Monroe City has numerous city parks with
modern playground equipment, covered picnic pavilions and basketball
goals. Click here to see a complete
list of City Parks inside the City limits. Pavilions are available on a first come first serve basis.
The City also offers fishing and picnic tables at South Lake which is
three miles south of the city limits. Route J Reservoir offers
fishing in a wooded setting. Boats with up to 10hp motors are
allowed on the lake. A handicapped floating fishing dock and
concrete trail are currently under construction. Primitive camping
is also offered with a permit issued by City Hall.
Jude's Square has Monroe City's most famous landmark which is St. Jude's
Church. This is a city-owned building that is listed on the
National Registrar of Historic Places. Built in 1867, it is on e
of the finest examples of early medieval architectures in the Midwest.
The church is of native Missouri limestone and features magnificent
cathedral style stained glass windows and wooden arched ceiling. A
major restoration of the church has returned it to its natural beauty
and strength. The building and the nearby gazebo are available for
rent for weddings and special occasions by calling the City Hall at 573-735-4585.
Population: 2,588 Land Area: 3.1 sq. miles Coldest Month: January Hottest Month: July Median Temperature: 54 degrees Average Annual Rainfall: 12 inches Average Winter Temperature: 32.7 degrees Government: Mayor, two councilmen from each of three
wards, appointed fire chief, appointed director of
administrator, appointed director of public works, appointed city attorney, elected City Marshall Airport: 720 feet above sea level
Distances to major metropolitan areas:
State capital-Jefferson City-79 miles
St. Louis-135 miles
Kansas City-180 miles
New York-1,060 miles
Los Angeles-1,810 miles
New Orleans-833 miles
Washington, D.C.-836 miles