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 Metropolis, Illinois 



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Massac County Courthouse

Metropolis and Massac County hug the shore of the Ohio River in the southernmost tip of Illinois.
Due to its riverside location, the area has played key roles in America's evolution, from pre-history, to exploration, to expansion. The ideal location of Metropolis makes it both an attractive place to live and visit, as people have experienced for many years. While historical details are lost to time and hearsay, it is believed that Native Americans originally populated this area, taking advantage of its natural benefits. Hernandez DeSoto and his Spanish explorers may have sheltered here as early as 1540. According to historians, a French trading post was likely established here in 1702 to serve the buffalo hunting and hide-tanning trade that flourished at that time. In 1757, Massac County began its documented history when the French raised Fort De L'Ascension here during the French and Indian War. The fort was soon rebuilt and named Massiac in tribute to France's Minister of the Marine. The site was subjected to only one unsuccessful Cherokee attack during this time.

Metropolis, Illinois the only Metropolis listed in the United States Postal Code Directory is a small town located on the Ohio River at the tip of southern Illinois. The town was founded in 1839.The current population of the city and county is15,000. In the early 1970s, the late Robert Westerfield moved to Metropolis  from Owensboro, Ky. and was surprised to find that the town did not have any formal association with Superman, since everyone knows that the Man of Steel is from Metropolis Westerfield soon became the creative drive behind the movement to officially adopt Superman.

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The Metropolis Wastewater Operations-

The Metropolis wastewater treatment facility is a 2.05 MGD Wastewater Treatment Facility. Primary and secondary bio-solids are stabilized by aerobic digestion. It has a bio-tower trickling filter facility with primary and secondary clarification.

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