Like most of the counties in Missouri, Franklin County was established in 1818. The county covers over 930 square miles and includes the cities of Pacific, Sullivan, New Haven, Washington, St. Albans, Union, Gray Summit and others.
The Missouri River, a very important means of transportation in the early history of the region, forms the entire northern border of Franklin County with St. Charles and Warren Counties located north of the river. Gasconade County forms the western border; Crawford and Washington Counties form the southern border and Jefferson and St. Louis Counties form the eastern border.
Franklin County residents are served by many public school districts which include these: the Meramec Valley, Washington, St. Clair, Sullivan and Union school districts. Private elementary and middle schools with two private high schools, St. Francis Borgia High School and The Fulton School at St. Albans, are also found in Franklin County. Higher education is represented by East Central College that is a 2 year junior college located in Union Missouri.
Below is a list of many of the high schools, attractions, parks and other things that can be found in St. Louis County Missouri.