New Madrid is a port city located in New Madrid County, Missouri, United States. The city covers a total area of approx 11,73 km2 (4,53 ml2) and has a population of around 3,120 people (2010 census).
- Located on Kentucky Bend of Mississippi River, New Madrid is 68 km (42 ml) south by west of Cairo IL and north of Fulton County's exclave, across the river.
- The city of New Madrid was established in about 1778 by Bernardo de Galvez, Spanish Governor who controlled Spanish Louisiana (west of Mississippi River). De Galvez welcomed United States' settlers, but required them to become Spain's citizens.
- New Madrid is on the north side of Kentucky Bend in Mississippi River, also popular as "New Madrid Bend" ("Madrid Bend"). The river curves in oxbow around Fulton County's exclave. Scientists expect Mississippi eventually to cut across the peninsula's neck and make a direct channel.
- During the Civil War the city of New Madrid is remembered as being close to Mississippi River Battle of Island Number Ten.
- The floodplain area was processed as cotton plantations. By the turn of 20th century, New Madrid city contained 2 lumber mills, grist mill, cotton gin, stave and heading factory. There were 4 Protestant churches, 2 with African-American congregations, as well as one Catholic church.
- New Madrid's area is noted as the place of a series of over 1,000 earthquakes in 1811-1812, ranging up to approx magnitude 8, the most powerful non-subduction zone earthquake recorded in the U.S. New Madrid city lies far from any plate boundaries, but it's on New Madrid Seismic Zone and the major earthquake was felt on the East Coast.
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