John Scott, a Ste. Genevieve lawyer and Territory of Missouri representative to the United States Congress from 1817 to 1821, was instrumental in presenting petitions for statehood to Congress. After statehood was achieved, he was Missouri’s first US Representative, serving from 1821 -1827. His contributions will be recognized with a plaque located in a new Ste. Genevieve County Bicentennial Plaza on Market Street in Ste. Genevieve. This plaza will be open to the public and handicap accessible.