St. Louis County Missouri Information

Creve Coeur Lake

When St. Louis County was first formed in 1812, it included the City of St. Louis. It was in 1876 that the city residents, about 350,000 of them, wanted to separate from the rural part of the county and its 30,000 residents. The city residents didn't want to have to pay for the all of the roads and other improvements that the county was beginning to need. The county residents didn't want to separate. A vote was held and it was passed. That vote to separate was upheld in court and St. Louis City offically separated from St. Louis County with the City becoming an independent and separate county.

Today, St. Louis County is made up of 90 separate communities as well as unincorporated areas covering 524 square miles. Those communities, being geographically located in the county, are then referred to as being in either North St. Louis County, South St. Louis County, West St. Louis County or Mid St. Louis County. For information on all of the St. Louis County communities, go to our St. Louis County Missouri Communities page.

Where is St. Louis County?

The eastern boundary of St. Louis County begins at the confluence of the Missouri and the Mississippi Rivers and Columbia Bottom Conservation Area in the north and then goes south to the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge and Interstate 270 then follows along an imaginary line between the County and the City that starts at the Mississippi River and forms somewhat of a semi-circle around the city and runs southward back to the Mississippi River ending at the River Des Peres. The Mississippi River becomes the eastern boundary again for the County and ends at the confluence of the Mississippi and Meramec Rivers in the south. To the north, the Missouri River becomes the entire northern boundary for St. Louis County between its northern neighbor, St. Charles County, and ends at the imaginary straight line which is the western boundary between St. Louis County and Franklin County to the west. That line lies several miles west of Babler Memorial State Park and continues south running just east of St. Albans and then lies several miles west of Fox Creek Road in Wildwood and then cuts through the City of Pacific and then ends at the Meramec River. The southern boundary of St. Louis County follows the course of the Meramec River eastward until the river goes under Interstate 44 at Eureka. At that point the boundary then becomes an imaginary straight line between St. Louis County to the north and Jefferson County to the south and runs all the way to where it meets the Meramec River again and follows the river's course to where it empties into the Mississippi River.

What's in St. Louis County?

St. Louis County is served by many public school districts and private elementary schools and high schools. Some of the many school districts that are in the county are Hazelwood, Rockwood, Parkway, Kirkwood, Mehlville, Ferguson-Florissant, Lindbergh and Clayton. The county is also rich in a wide variety of historic landmarks and attractions. Some of them include Six Flags-St. Louis, Hollywood Casino, Creve Coeur Memorial Lake Park, the Butterfly House at Faust Park, the Hawken House, the Museum of Transportation, Hidden Valley Ski Resort and many more!

Below is a list of many of the high schools, attractions, parks and other things that can be found in St. Louis County Missouri.

Affton High School
Affton High School - Affton High School is a public high school located in Affton Missouri. - More Info Tags: 63123, Affton Missouri
Bayless High School
Bayless High School - Bayless High School is a public high school located in Affton Missouri. - More Info Tags: 63123, Affton Missouri
Brentwood High School
Brentwood High School - Brentwood High School is a public high school located in Brentwood Missouri. - More Info Tags: 63144, Brentwood Missouri
Bridgeton Crossing Family Aquatic Park
Bridgeton Crossing Family Aquatic Park - Information on the Bridgeton Crossing Family Aquatic Park, which is an outdoor water park located in Bridgeton Missouri - More Info Tags: 63044, Bridgeton Missouri, Recreation
Butterfly House
Butterfly House - The Butterfly House is a tropical butterfly conservatory located in Faust Park in Chesterfield, Missouri. Visitors are able to walk through the Butterfly Conservatory which houses more than a thousand tropical butterflies in free flight from around the world. - More Info Tags: 63017, Attractions, Chesterfield Missouri
Castlewood State Park
Castlewood State Park - Castlewood State Park has equestrian trails, biking trails and hiking trails, as well as picnic sites. It is located in West St Louis County along the Meramec River in Ballwin Missouri. - More Info Tags: 63021, Ballwin Missouri
CBC High School aka Christian Brothers College High School
CBC High School - Christian Brothers College High School, more commonly called CBC High School is a Catholic Boys High School located in West St. Louis County. - More Info Tags: 63141, Town and Country Missouri
Chaminade College   Prep
Chaminade College Prep - Chaminade College Prep is a Catholic boys high school located in St Louis County in Frontenac Missouri. - More Info Tags: 63131, Frontenac Missouri
Chesterfield Family Aquatic Center
Chesterfield Family Aquatic Center - Chesterfield Family Aquatic Center features an outdoor play pool as well as a competitive lap swimming pool. It is located in Chesterfield Missouri - More Info Tags: 63017, Chesterfield Missouri, Recreation
Clayton High School
Clayton High School - Clayton High School is the public high school serving Clayton Missouri - More Info Tags: 63105, Clayton Missouri
Columbia Bottom Conservation Area
Columbia Bottom Conservation Area - The Columbia Bottom Conservation Area is located at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers in North St Louis County in Spanish Lake Missouri. - More Info Tags: 63138, Spanish Lake Missouri
Cor Jesus Academy
Cor Jesu Academy - Cor Jesu Academy is a private Catholic all girls high school in St Louis County - More Info Tags: 63123, Affton Missouri
Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park
Creve Coeur Park - Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park is a perfect place for a day of recreation. The park has a 320-acre natural lake perfect for fishing, sail boating or wind surfing, plus picnic sites and a 4 mile paved walking or biking trail. This park is located in West St. Louis County in Maryland Heights Missouri. - More Info Tags: 63043, 63146, Maryland Heights Missouri, Recreation
Desmet Jesuit High School
Desmet Jesuit High School - Desmet Jesuit High School is a private parochial boys high school located in west St. Louis County (Creve Coeur). - More Info Tags: 63141, Creve Coeur Missouri
Emmenegger Nature Park
Emmenegger Nature Park - Emmenegger Nature Park is located in Kirkwood Missouri along the Meramec River and features a hiking trail, picnic tables and fishing. - More Info Tags: 63122, Kirkwood Missouri
Endangered Wolf Center
Endangered Wolf Center - The Endangered Wolf Center is located within the Tyson Research Center in Eureka, Missouri. It was established by Dr. Marlin Perkins and his wife in 1971 for the purpose of preserving wild canid and wolf populations. - More Info Tags: 63025, Eureka Missouri
Eureka High School
Eureka High School - Eureka High School is a public high school in west St. Louis County, part of the Rockwood School District. - More Info Tags: 63025, Eureka Missouri
Faust Park
Faust Park - Faust Park features the Missouri Botanical Garden's Butterfly House, Faust Historical Village and the 1920 St. Louis Carousel. It is located in West St. Louis County in Chesterfield, Missouri. - More Info Tags: 63017, Chesterfield Missouri
Faust Park Historic Village - The Faust Park Historic Village is a "heritage museum" being a collection of nineteenth century historic homes and buildings that have been moved to Faust Park to preserve the heritage of St Louis County. Many of the buildings and homes can be toured. - More Info Tags: 63017, Chesterfield Missouri, Museums

More St Louis County Information

Block Yeshiva High School - Block Yeshiva High School is a Jewish Day School with two campuses, one for boys and one for girls. - More Info - Tags:

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