The August 3, 1947 issue of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat carried a story on the controversy over who the Madison County town of Fredericktown was named. The paper stated that historians of the past stated it was named after Bollinger County pioneer George Frederick Bollinger while contemporaries of the time contested the claim on the grounds that so few people use their middle name. In the end the Globe-Democrat was inclined to lean more towards the “old timers” account.
Debate on who Fredericktown was named after. Sun, Aug 3, 1947 – 22 · St. Louis Globe-Democrat (St. Louis, Missouri) · Newspapers.com
Origins of who Fredericktown, Missouri was named after. Sun, Aug 3, 1947 – 22 · St. Louis Globe-Democrat (St. Louis, Missouri) · Newspapers.com