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The city of Festus is located in Jefferson County, near Missouri’s border with Illinois, and west of the Mississippi River. Festus and Crystal City, to the east, are known as the Twin Cities, although they are incorporated separately. The first European-American settler in Festus was Charley Connors, who built a log cabin there in 1803. The city was founded shortly after Crystal City, which was then known as New Detroit. Prior to its incorporation as a fourth-class city in 1887, Festus was known as Limitville, then Tanglefoot.

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