St Louis Area Historic Towns

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Historic Towns

The Louisiana Purchase nearly doubled the land mass of the United States and opened the area for settlement. St. Louis was the "gateway" to this new land. The "little Dixie" highway, the Boone's Lick Trail, the El Camino Real and the Missouri River took those looking for a better life, or just plain old adventure, to the new towns that began to spring up along the way. Some stayed and caused these towns to grow. Others passed on through. Below are some of those towns that were established during that time period. Many of them would make an enjoyable day-trip for the history as well as for the annual events that these towns hold. Check them out!

Hannibal Missouri

Hannibal Missouri - Hannibal Missouri is the historic boyhood city of the famous author, Mark Twain and located in Marion County Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 63401, about, attractions, day-trips, family, featured, hannibal, historic, history, kids, marion, missouri, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, towns, ttd, westward-expansion, ziphome - Public Tags: 63401,Hannibal Missouri

Historic Alton, Illinois

Historic Alton Illinois - Alton, Illinois has been the location of many historic events in the history of the United States. - More Info - Tags: 62002, about, alton, attractions, day-trips, fall-season, featured, ghosts, halloween, historic, history, illinois, madison, madison-county-info, st-louis-fall-things-to-do, towns, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 62002,Alton Illinois

Historic Clarksville Missouri

Historic Clarksville Missouri - Historic Clarksville Missouri is located on the Great River Road that runs from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada along the Mississippi River. It is about an hour and a half drive from downtown St Louis in Pike County Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 63336, about, attractions, clarksville, day-trips, featured, historic, missouri, pike, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, towns, ttd, westward-expansion, ziphome - Public Tags: 63336,Clarksville Missouri

Historic Cuba Missouri

Historic Cuba Missouri - Historic Cuba Missouri is located about one and a half hours from Downtown St Louis in Crawford County Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 65453, about, attractions, crawford, cuba, day-trips, featured, historic, historic-route-66, missouri, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, towns, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 65453,Cuba

Historic Elsah Illinois

Historic Elsah Illinois - Elsah, Illinois was founded in 1853 by General James Semple who came from Kentucky and is located off of the Great River Road, through the opening in the bluffs between Mt. Radiance and Mt. Pisgua. - More Info - Tags: 62028, about, attractions, day-trips, elsah, featured, historic, illinois, jersey, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, towns, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 62028,Elsah Illinois

Historic Frenchtown St. Charles

Historic Frenchtown St. Charles - Historic Frenchtown St. Charles is filled with antique shops and quaint historic buildings and homes. It is a St. Louis attraction and National Trust Historic District and is located in St. Charles Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 63301, about, attractions, featured, french, historic, missouri, st-charles, stcharles, towns, ziphome - Public Tags: 63301,St Charles City

Historic Grafton Illinois

Historic Grafton Illinois - The history of Grafton, Illinios is tied to the two rivers, the Illinios and the Mississippi, that come together at this town's riverside location. - More Info - Tags: 62037, about, attractions, day-trips, featured, grafton, historic, illinois, jersey, towns, ziphome - Public Tags: 62037,Grafton Illinois

Historic Hermann Missouri vineyard

Historic Hermann Missouri - Hermann, Missouri, located 90 minutes west of downtown St. Louis, was established in 1837 as a German Society Settlement. Beautiful country, wineries, and more await you. - More Info - Tags: 65041, about, attractions, day-trips, fall-season, featured, gasconade, german, hermann, historic, history, missouri, missouri-wine-trail, st-louis-fall-things-to-do, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, towns, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 65041,Hermann Missouri

Historic Kimmswick

Historic Kimmswick - The city of Historic Kimmswick is the home of the famous Blue Owl Restaurant and many fun boutiques and is located in Jefferson County Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 63052, 63053, about, attractions, day-trips, fall-season, featured, historic, history, jefferson, jefferson-county-info, missouri, st-louis-fall-things-to-do, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, towns, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 63053,63052,Kimmswick Missouri

Historic Louisiana Missouri

Historic Louisiana Missouri - Historic Louisiana Missouri has been described as having the most intact Victorian Streetscape in Missouri with many restored Victorian and Italianate buildings. Louisiana Missouri is located along the Mississippi River in Pike County Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 63353, about, attractions, day-trips, featured, historic, louisiana, missouri, pike, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, towns, ttd, westward-expansion, ziphome - Public Tags: 63353,Louisiana Missouri

Maeystown Illinois

Historic Maeystown Illinois - Maeystown Illinois is located in Southern Illinois in Monroe County. Maeystown, founded in 1852 by German immigrants, holds several annual events such as Oktoberfest, Fruehlingsfest and Fastnacht. - More Info - Tags: 62256, about, attractions, day-trips, featured, german, historic, illinois, landmark, maeystown, monroe, monroe-county-info, national-register, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, towns, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 62256,Maeystown Illinois

Historic New Haven Missouri

Historic New Haven Missouri - Historic New Haven Missouri was established in the late 1880's with most of it's historic buildings still remaining. It is also on the Missouri Wine Trail because of it's many wineries. - More Info - Tags: 63068, about, attractions, day-trips, featured, franklin, franklin-county-info, historic, missouri, missouri-wine-trail, new-haven, towns, ziphome - Public Tags: 63068,New Haven Missouri

Historic St Charles

Historic St Charles - Historic St Charles is the location of the first state capital of Missouri and is located in St Charles County Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 63301, about, attractions, christmas, featured, historic, history, lewis-and-clark, missouri, missouri-wine-trail, st-charles, st-charles-county-info, st-louis-winter-things-to-do, stcharles, towns, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 63301,St Charles City

Historic Washington Missouri

Historic Washington Missouri - Historic Washington Missouri has a rich history with many historical homes, buildings and districts. It is located along the Missouri River and on the Missouri Wine Trail. - More Info - Tags: 63090, about, attractions, day-trips, featured, franklin, franklin-county-info, german, historic, history, missouri, missouri-wine-trail, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, towns, ttd, washington, ziphome - Public Tags: 63090,Washington Missouri

Missouri State Capitol

Jefferson City Missouri - Jefferson City, Missouri is the state capital of Missouri. Interestingly, it was created for that specific purpose and was laid out by Daniel Boone's son, Daniel Morgan Boone. - More Info - Tags: 65101, about, attractions, day-trips, featured, government, historic, missouri, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, towns, ttd, westward-expansion, ziphome - Public Tags: 65101,Jefferson City

New Madrid Missouri

New Madrid Missouri - The historic city of New Madrid Missouri is located on a bend in the Mississippi River in southeast Missouri and is the County Seat of New Madrid County. - More Info - Tags: 63869, about, attractions, civil-war, day-trips, featured, historic, missouri, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, towns, ttd - Public Tags: 63869,New Madrid

Prairie du Rocher

Prairie du Rocher - Prairie du Rocher is located in Randolph County Illinois and was settled as a French farming community in 1722. - More Info - Tags: 62277, attractions, creole, day-trips, featured, french, historic, history, illinois, prairie-du-rocher, randolph, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, towns, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 62277,Prairie du Rocher Illinois

Sainte Genevieve

Sainte Genevieve - The city of Sainte Genevieve is a historic French colonial village and is situated along the Mighty Mississippi River. It is located one hour south of the city of St. Louis in Ste. Genevieve County Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 63670, about, attractions, creole, day-trips, featured, french, historic, history, missouri, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, stegenevieve, towns, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 63670,Sainte Genevieve Missouri

Springfield Illinois - Springfield, Illinois has served as its state capital since 1837 when Abraham Lincoln and eight other legislators pushed to have it moved to Springfield from Vandalia. - More Info - Tags: about, attractions, day-trips, featured, government, historic, illinois, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, towns, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: Springfield Illinois