Marthasville is a city in Warren County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1,136 at the 2010 census. The Katy Trail, a 225-mile long bike path, passes through Marthasville.
The original graves of Daniel Boone and his wife were located there. In 1845, Boone's remains were disinterred and moved to Kentucky for burial. Resentment in Missouri about the disinterment grew over the years, and a legend arose that Boone's remains never left Missouri.
Because of the many wineries from here east to Defiance, Marthasville is considered to mark one end of the "Missouri Weinstrasse".
A post office called Marthasville has been in operation since 1825. The identity of namesake "Martha" is disputed.
The Herman H. Fortmann Building, Marthasville Hardware Building, and Starke-Meinershagen-Boeke Rural Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Borgmann Mill and Flanders Callaway House were formerly listed.
Marthasville is located at 38°37′50″N 91°3′32″W (38.630458, -91.058864). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.86 square miles (2.23 km²), of which, 0.85 square miles (2.20 km²) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km²) is water.
Because of the rich soils and steep slopes, the landscape is highly suitable for viticulture, growing grapes/vineyards. Thus Marthasville became part of what is known as the Missouri "wine route".
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,136 people, 431 households, and 310 families residing in the city. There were 478 housing units at an average density of 562.4 per square mile (217.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.5% White, 0.2% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.
There were 431 households of which 42.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.1% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.12.
The median age in the city was 31.1 years. 29.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 33.4% were from 25 to 44; 19.3% were from 45 to 64; and 10.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.0% male and 48.0% female.
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