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Hannibal is a city in Marion and Ralls counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. Interstate 72 and U.S. Routes 24, 36, and 61 intersect in the city, which is located along the Mississippi River approximately 100mi northwest of St. Louis. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population was 17,606, making it the largest city in Marion County.Hannibal is not the county seat, but it has one of two county courthouses. There is also one in Palmyra, the county seat, which is located more in the center of the county. This is the principal city of the Hannibal, Missouri micropolitan area, which consists of both Marion and Ralls counties.History and landmarksThe site of Hannibal was long occupied by various cultures of indigenous Native American tribes.The river community is best known as the 19th-century boyhood home of author Samuel Langhorne Clemens (aka Mark Twain). The settings of Twain's novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn are inspired by this town. Numerous historical sites are associated with Mark Twain and places depicted in his fiction. Plan your tour of Hannibal and United States travel itinerary using our United States vacation site.
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