- Hermann, Missouri
official_name = Hermann, Missouri
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location of Hermann, Missouri
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Gasconade
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 6.4
area_land_km2 = 6.0
area_water_km2 = 0.4
area_total_sq_mi = 2.5
area_land_sq_mi = 2.3
area_water_sq_mi = 0.2
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 2674
population_density_km2 = 448.5
population_density_sq_mi = 1161.5
timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_m = 162
elevation_ft = 531
latd = 38 |latm = 41 |lats = 57 |latNS = N
longd = 91 |longm = 26 |longs = 21 |longEW = W
postal_code = 65041
area_code = 573
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 29-31762GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0719397GR|3
website = [http://www.hermannmo.com www.hermannmo.com]
Hermann is a city designated in 1842 as the
county seatof Gasconade County, Missouri, United States. It is near the center of the Missouri Rhinelandand south of the Missouri River. The population was 2,674 at the 2000 census.
This was an area of vineyards and wineries established by German immigrants during the mid-19th century. After Prohibition shut down the industry, it was not until the 1960s that it began to be revived. Officially designated in 1983, the
Hermann AVA( American Viticultural Area) was one of the earliest recognized by the federal government. The seven wineries in the AVA produce one-third of the state's annual total of wine.
Hermann holds a "
Maifest" during the third weekend in May and an " Oktoberfest" the first four weekends in October. In addition to its wine industry, Hermann is called the sausage-making capital of Missouri. [ [http://www.hermannmo.info/Wurstfest Official Wurstfest page] ]
The city was founded by the Deutsche Ansiedlungs-Gesellschaft zu Pennsylvania (
German Settlement Society of Philadelphia) in the 1830s. It was promoted by the enthusiasm of Gottfried Duden, who wrote about the area in his "Bericht über eine Reise nach den westlichen Staaten Nord Amerikas" ("Report of a Journey to the Western States of Northern America"). An early party of settlers was led by George Bayer and Edward Hermann, who bought the land and is considered by many to be the founder of the town. The town was platted after the society sold shares in the 11,300 acres (45.73 km²) of Gasconade Rivervalley land it had purchased.
The society had almost
utopian goals of a "heart of German-America" where it could perpetuate traditional German culture and establish a self-supporting colony built around farming, commerce, and industry. The town is named after Hermann der Cherusker, a Germanic leader who defeated the Romans in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forestin the year 9.
In the 1960s people began to rebuild the wine industry in the Hermann area. The vineyards and wineries contribute both to the agricultural and heritage tourism economies, with winetastings and visits related to the wineries increasingly popular.
The Hermann area is most known for wineries:
Stone Hill Winery, the largest winemaking business in the state, and Hermannhof Winery are in the town. Two miles south of town off Missouri Highway 100 West is Adam Puchta Winery, the oldest continuously family-owned winery in the nation, under direct family ownership since 1855. [ [http://www.adampuchtawine.com Adam Puchta Winery] , accessed 20 Jun 2008] Bias Vineyardsis less than eight miles east near Bergeron Missouri Highway 100. Also included in the Hermann AVA are Oakglenn Vineyards and Winery, 2 1/2 miles east of Hermann; Bommarito Estate Almond Tree Winery; and Röbller Vineyards and Winery near New Haven.
The Katy Trail, a 225-mile-long bike path, passes through McKittrick, a town on the northern side of the Missouri River across from Hermann.
Hermann is located at coor dms|38|41|57|N|91|26|21|W|city (38.699226, -91.439046)GR|1, on the south side of the
Missouri Riverand in the Gasconade River valley. Missouri Route 19 crosses the Missouri over the newly opened Senator Christopher S. Bond Bridge. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.4 km²(2.5 mi²). 6.0 km² (2.3 mi²) of it is land and 0.4 km² (0.2 mi²) of it (6.88%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 2,674 people, 1,149 households, and 698 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 1,161.5 people per square mile (448.9/km²). There were 1,285 housing units at an average density of 558.2/sq mi (215.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.80% White, 0.22% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.30% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.60% of the population.
There were 1,149 households out of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.2% were non-families. 36.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.87.
In the city the population was spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 26.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 83.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $35,634, and the median income for a family was $44,621. Males had a median income of $27,426 versus $20,372 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $19,428. About 5.0% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.5% of those under age 18 and 6.9% of those age 65 or over.
Hermann (Amtrak station)
Notable natives and residents
Richard Honeck, arsonist and murderer, was paroled after serving 64 years of his life sentence. This was reportedly the longest jail term served that terminated in the prisoner's release.
Brock Olivo, Former Missouri Tigersand Detroit Lionsfootball player. 2008 Republican candidate for Missouri 9th congressional district.
Eric Schmidt (DJ), St. Louis, Houston, Denver radio personality.
Ken Boyer, Former St. Louis Cardinalsthird baseman and manager.
Deutschheim State Historic Site
* [http://www.hermannmo.com/ Hermann, Missouri Official Website]
* [http://www.hermann.k12.mo.us/ School district]
* [http://www.hermannadvertisercourier.com/news/index.asp Hermann "Advertiser-Courier" (newspaper)]
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