Historical Markers in
St. Charles County, Missouri

100 North Main 1005 Jefferson Street 101 South Main 101-103 North Main 1025 Jefferson Street 1029 Jefferson Street 1035 Jefferson Street 104 South Main 105-107 North Main Street 1057 Jefferson Street 108 South Main 1111 Jefferson Street 116-120 South Main 117 South Main 119 South Main 121-123 North Main 122 North Main 122 South Main 126-130 North Main 130 South Main 1310 North Third Street 1314 N. 3rd 136 South Main 142 North Main 147 North Main 1815 Treaty 1889 1900 1902 1911 201-203 North Main 208 North Main 212 North Main 213 North Main 215 North Main 218 North Main 219 North Main 220-226 North Main 223-225 North Main 227-229 North Main 230 North Main 25th Anniversary 302 Jefferson Street 302-306 North Main 308 North Main 311 North Main 319 North Main 323 & 329 North Main 324 North Main 330 North Main 334 North Main 340 North Main 343 North Main 437 North Main 5505 Locust Street 612 North Sixth Street 715 Jefferson Street 720 North Fifth Street 809 Jefferson Street 809 North Third Street 819 Jefferson Street 921 South Riverside Drive A Defiant Tale A Young Carpenter's Wedding Gift 1872 Afghanistan and Iraq War Memorial African Church African Influence AH1G Cobra Gunship Alien Designs or Native Handiwork? An 1856 Two-Story House August Sehrt House Augusta Augusta to Dutzow Augusta to Matson Bales Wetland Baseball in Defiance Battle of Wentzville Bicentennial Park Bishop's Landing Boone Homestead Boone's Lick Trail Butler Bro's General Store Centennial Greenway - Heritage Crossing Centennial Greenway - Katy Trail State Park Circa 1865 Circa 1888 Circa 1893 Circa 1894 Circa 1899 Circa 1904 Circa 1906 Circa 1939 Circa 1940 City of O'Fallon, Missouri Veteran's Memorial Walk Collier Cottage Corn, Pole Beans, Squash / Habanero & Jalapeno Peppers / Tomato Daniel Boone Daniel Boone Home Daniel Boone Judgment Tree Memorial Daniel Boone's Missouri Golden Years Dortmund Early Education in St. Peters Early O'Fallon Edward Paule Home Ezra Overall House Farmer's Home First Methodist Church First Missouri State Capitol First Missouri State Capitol Buildings First State Capitol of Missouri Fort Zumwalt Fort Zumwalt Fun Facts Fort Zumwalt Park Forts and Blockhouses French Influence Frenchtown Neighborhood German Immigration Glenday / Zeisler Home Greens Bottom to St. Charles Greens Bottom to Weldon Spring H. S. Clay House Bed & Breakfast and Guest Cottage Hier Ruhen In Frieden Historic Frenchtown History of 426 South Main Street History of St. Charles History of Wentzville Home of Bank of St. Peters Home of Don Carlos Tayon Home of Dr. Jeremiah Millington Home of Seth Millington In Memory of All American Veterans In Memory of Jean Baptiste Point duSable In Memory of Louis Blanchette Isaac McCormick House John Borgemeier House 1852 Katy Trail State Park Lewis & Clark 1804 Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Survey Disk Lewis & Clark Monument Lewis and Clark in Missouri Louisiana Territory M60A3 "Patton" Tank Marsh Mallows Matson to Augusta Matson to Weldon Spring May 21, 1804 Memorial To Fallen Construction Workers - Oak Grove Cemetery Missouri Missouri River floods Missouri Wine Missouri's Origin Nathan Boone Native American Influence New Melle New Melle Sister City Photo Display Old Kunderer Saloon Building Omer J. Dames War Memorial Onions Our Lady of the Rivers O'Fallon During Ancient Times O'Fallon's 2,000-year-old Civilization P.O.W. - M.I.A. Memorial Pere Marquette & Joliet 1673 Peter Geery Portage des Sioux 1798 Potato Residence of Frank Taubeler (1856-1929) Saint Charles Saint Peters American Legion Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne San Carlos Borromeo / Origin of St. Charles School Days In Defiance Searching for Opportunity Secretary of State William Grymes Pettus Spanish Influence St Rose Philippine Duchesne St. Charles Borromeo Log Church St. Charles Ecopark St. Charles Points of Interest St. Charles to Greens Bottom St. Charles to Machens St. Francis of Assisi Church St. Joseph Hospital Staudinger-Grumke House-Store Stone Building / Brick Building Stone Row Sunflower The Ancient Cities and Earthen Mounds of O'Fallon The Ancient Earthen Burial Mounds of O'Fallon The Boone Home Construction The Boone Trace The Boone's Lick Road The Daniel Boone Home The Dr. John H. Stumberg Home The DuSable House The Experiment The Final Move The Iffrig Building The Lewis and Clark Expedition Across Missouri The Lewis and Clark Expedition Across Missouri The Lewis and Clark Expedition Rendezvous Site The Mother-in-Law House The Nation's First Vietnam Memorial The Plank Road The Sappington / Dressel Home The Trail to Fort Osage The Weldon Spring Site Tracking the Boats Veterans Memorial Veterans Memorial Veterans Memorial Veterans Memorial Veterans Memorial Weldon Spring Site Weldon Spring to Greens Bottom Weldon Spring to Matson Wentzville Tobacco Factory Wentzville Vietnam Veterans Memorial What Happens When Wetlands Are Lost? Why Is This Area a Wetland? World War II Honor Roll Zumwalt's Fresh Water Spring "TNT"
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St. Charles County, Missouri, has a rich history dating back to the early 18th century. The area was originally inhabited by Indigenous peoples, including the Osage and Mississippian cultures, who left behind evidence of their presence in the form of burial mounds and artifacts. In the late 17th century, French explorers including Louis Jolliet and Jacques Marquette explored the region, and French settlers began to establish trading posts in the area.

In 1769, Lieutenant Governor Louis Blanchette founded a town near the Missouri River, which would later become known as St. Charles. The town grew rapidly as a center of commerce and transportation, serving as the westernmost outpost of the United States in the early 19th century. St. Charles played a significant role in the westward expansion of the United States, as the starting point of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1804.

During the 19th century, St. Charles County became an important agricultural region, with farmers cultivating crops such as corn, wheat, and tobacco. The county was also home to many German immigrants who brought their agricultural expertise and established thriving farming communities. The arrival of the railroad in the mid-19th century further boosted the county's economic growth.

In the 20th century, St. Charles County experienced significant suburban development, as many residents moved from the city of St. Louis to the county for a quieter, more suburban lifestyle. This led to a population boom, with residential and commercial areas expanding rapidly. Today, St. Charles County is a thriving area with a mix of urban and rural communities, known for its historical sites, parks, and vibrant economy.

This timeline provides a concise overview of the key events in the history of St. Charles County, Missouri.

  • 1769 - French explorers Jacques-Nicolas Bellin and Louis Hennepin visit the area.
  • 1804 - The Lewis and Clark Expedition passes through St. Charles County.
  • 1809 - St. Charles becomes the first state capital of Missouri.
  • 1811 - A massive earthquake, known as the New Madrid earthquake, hits the region.
  • 1821 - Missouri becomes a state and St. Charles County is established.
  • 1826 - The first bridge across the Missouri River is built in St. Charles.
  • 1835 - The city of St. Louis becomes the new state capital, ending St. Charles' capital status.
  • 1861 - The American Civil War begins and St. Charles County becomes a Union stronghold.
  • 1981 - The Ameristar Casino Resort Spa opens in St. Charles, becoming a popular entertainment destination.
  • 2008 - The National Equestrian Center is established in Lake St. Louis, hosting various horse-related events.