Historical Markers in
St. Louis County, Missouri

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Hotchner ACFX #26640 Agnes Moorehead Al Hirschfeld Albert King All Sea Service Women Alt School House Ambushed Patrol Archie Moore Army Air Forces Arthur Bangert Arthur Holly Compton Auguste Chouteau Barry Commoner Barry-Wehmiller Pavilion Beacon Car Wash Betty Grable Bill Mauldin Bob Costas Bob Gibson Branch Rickey Buddy Ebsen Carl & Gerty Cori Catherine "Kay" Spring Chain Of Rocks Bridge Changes at White Haven / ~150 Years Ago - Grants Horses Charles A. Lindbergh Charles Castello Charles Eames Charles Guggenheim Charles M. Russell Charlotte Ballard Christopher & Mary Ann Hawken Home Chuck Berry Chuck Berry Citizens National Bank Civil War Destruction Civil War Memorial Civil War Union Women Memorial Clarence Barbre Clark Terry Clester Cabin Combat Wounded Veterans Confederate Burials in the National Cemetery Conway House Cool Papa Bell Coral Court Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park - Water Trail Creve Coeur Lake Streetcar Crossing the River Dan Dierdorf Dave Garroway David Francis David L. Reynolds David Merrick David Sanborn Davis House Dedicated to World Peace Dedicated to World Peace Des Peres Park Des Peres Presbyterian Church Destroyer Escort and A.P.D. Sailors Dick Gregory Dick Weber Died in Helicopter Crash Dizzy Dean Donald L. Bond Donald R. Zykan, Sr. Douglas Aircraft C-47A Transport Douglass School Dred & Harriet Scott Dripping Springs Dwight Davis Early Owners of the Farm Early Visitors Ed Macauley Elijah Lovejoy Empire Supply Ernest Trova Eugene Field Evarts Graham Fairfax House Fallen Heroes Memorial Fallen Marines and FMF Corpsmen Hero Memorial Father Dickson Cemetery Fenton First Lieutenant Michael J. Blassie First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood Flat Gravesite Markers Florissant Fontella Bass Fort Belle Fontaine Francis Field and Gymnasium Francis Olympic Field Francois Dunegant dit Borosier Frank B. Korte / Josephine "Jo" Korte From Humble Beginnings, a World Class Street Is Born! Fun Fair Park George Sisler Gerald Early Gerald Gordon Gocke House Grace A. Zykan Grace Bumbry Grant's Departure / ~150 Years Ago Grant's Trail: Sappington House and Father Dickson Cemetery Gravois Creek Greenway - Clydesdale Park Green Haven? Greentree Park and Meramec Greenway Gregorie Aubuchon Ground-breaking! Gyo Obata Hackmann Cabin Halsey C. Ives Mansion Hanley-Clayton Donation Helps Establish the St. Louis County Seat Harold Ramis Harold "Hal" Schuchmann Harriet Robinson Scott Harriett Woods Harriett Woods Harry Caray Harugari Cemetery Henry Armstrong Henry Avenue Henry Christian Werth Henry F. Hendel Henry F. Koch Henry Shaw Henry Townsend Henry Wallis House Historic Black Churches in Webster Groves Historic Father Dickson Cemetery Historic Hanley House Historic Quinette Cemetery Historic Shrewsbury, Missouri Hoch House Howard Nemerov Icehouse Ike Turner Illinois Terminal Neon Sign In Honor of all Eureka Residents who Served Their Country In Memory of August A. Busch, Jr. In Memory of the Unknown Dead Indian Army Irma Rombauer J. Milton Turner School Jack Buck Jackie Joyner-Kersee Jackie Smith James (Jay) Russell James B. Eads James E. Fischer James J. Eagan James R. Shanks, Chaplain, 1st. Lt. James "Jay" Russell Jay B. Smith Funeral Home Jay Gould and the Missouri Pacific Jefferson Barracks Jefferson Barracks - A River Flowing Through Time Jefferson Barracks - At the Confluence of American History Jefferson Barracks Historic Site - Old Ordnance Room Jefferson Barracks Historic Site - Powder Magazine Museum, Memorial Walk Jefferson Barracks Historic Site - Tent City Jefferson Barracks Historic Site - Visitors Center, Laborer House and Stable Jefferson Barracks Historic Site - World War II Reception Center #1772 Jefferson Barracks Historic Site North Gate Jefferson Barracks Historic Site Old Guard Monument and Powder Magazine Patio Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery Jimmy Connors Joe Garagiola John A. Ortwig John Danforth John Goodman John H. "Johnny" Londoff, Sr. John Hartford John M. & Pearl Dooley John Mullanphy Johnnie Johnson Joseph Peters Joseph Pulitzer Josephine Baker Judge Timothy W. Kelly, Sr. Jules ONeil Kalb Electric Kate Chopin Katherine Dunham Katz Drug Store Kay Thompson Kenneth J. "Ken" Otto Kevin Kline Khe Sanh Veterans Memorial Killed - Aircraft Accident - Alaska Killed in Action Killed in Aircraft Killed in Crash Killed in Vietnam October 8, 1969 Kirkwood City Council Shooting Memorial Kirkwood Depot Lackland / Baker Mansion Lake School Lake Sherwood Leonard Slatkin Lewis and Clark Lime Kiln Lloyd Lionel Gaines Lockheed T-33 A Shooting Star Longwood — The "Hancock Place" Lou Brock Lowell E. Girardier Manchester Volunteer Fire Dept Marianne Moore Marlin Perkins Marsha Mason Martha Gellhorn Mary Engelbreit Mary Lee Payne Gentry Mary Wickes Masters & Johnson Maya Angelou MCHX #117 Medium Towed Howitzer, 155mm Meramec Greenway - Flat Creek Trail at Kircher Park Meramec Greenway - Flat Creek Trail at Lions Park Meramec Greenway - Lower Meramec Park Meramec River Greenway - Fenton City Park Meramec River Greenway - Unger Park Meramec River Greenway - Winter Park Mercury Spacecraft MA-6, 1962 Mertz Log Home Michael Joseph Blassie Michael McDonald Mike Peters Miles A. Seed Carriage House Miles Davis Minnesota Civil War Memorial Missouri Military Memorial MKT #1 Mona Van Duyn Museum of Transportation - A Layout of the Land Narrow Gauge Navy Seabees Nelly New Buildings for White Haven Old Burying Ground Old Log Cabin Old St. Ferdinand Shrine Old Trails Historical Society Operation Desert Shield & Desert Storm Original Site of Cold Water Church Ortmann Funeral Home Outbuildings / ~150 Years Ago—Colored Troops Outdoor Kitchen & Hired Man's Room Overland Historical Society and Log House Overland Manor Ozzie Smith Patrick G. Click, Sr. Paul C. Reinert, S.J. Paul F. Detrick, Sr. Paul J. Kohnen Peter Raven Philip A. "Phil" Foeller Phyllis Diller Pierre Laclede Pierre-Jean De Smet, S.J. Pilot Wheel from the Steamer Capital (1879-1945) Pitman Arms from S.S. Admiral Power Substation Project Gemini Quinette Cemetery Randolph Laughlin House Red Cedar Inn, Pacific, Missouri Red Schoendienst Redd Foxx Remembering the Achievements of James P. Kirkwood Remembering Their Sacrifices Rev. John Clark Rev. Sir Moses Dickson Richard A. Hudlin and Arthur R. Ashe, Jr. and the Bennett Avenue Historic District Richard "Dick" A. Weber Ridley Pearson Riot in the Tunnels Rita Ann Moellering Robert G. Lowery, Sr. Robert Guillaume Robert McFerrin, Sr. Rogers Hornsby Rosemary Straub Davison Saint Louis Saint Louis County Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne Sally Benson Saratoga Lanes SBIX #1634 Scheidt Hardware Scott Joplin Sellenriek Barn Service Roster Sgt. 1st Class Charles F. Prevedel Shelley Winters Sidney R. Garrett Simpson Park and the Meramec River Greenway Site of Appel House Site of Buck School Site of Caleb Baldwin House Site of Charles / James Loring House Site of Daniel Boone's Cabin Site of First Parachute Jump Site of Frank Spencer House Site of Grace Van Studiford House Site of John and Elizabeth Smith Farmhouse Site of John Ball Homestead Site of Lackland Avenue School Site of Twelve Mile Inn Site of William Walton House SL-SF#3000 Slaves Only Smoke House Spanish Lake Spanish Land Grant St. Charles Rock Road St. Ferdinand III of Castile St. Joe Minerals Corporation Shovel St. Vincent Greenway - University of Missouri - St. Louis Stan Musial Stan Musial Stanley Elkin Sunnen Products Company Sunset Greenway Susan Blow Tappmeyer Homestead Tennessee Williams The Barn Center The Chosin Few The Community, Churches, and Schools of the Hadley Township Neighborhood The Era of Abuse Through Use The Gasconade Bridge Disaster The Growth of a Neighborhood The H.T. Pott Towboat The Hanley Farm, Past and Present The Historic Parade Ground The Lewis and Clark Expedition The Lewis and Clark Expedition Across Missouri The Magazine Building The Missouri Pacific Today... The Old Stone Church The Overland Trail The Pacific Railroad Controversy The Pacific Railroad of Missouri: Audacious Dreams & Harsh Realities The Push Poles and Poling The Roads to White Haven The Rock House The Rock House/Edgewood Children's Center The Rockettes The Sellers Turntable The Twillman House The Wedge The White Haven Estate: Other Houses The Working Farm The "Katy Flyer" Theodore Link Third Infantry Division - U.S. Army This Gate is made of four United States Army Cannons Thomas Jefferson Thomas Sappington House Thornhill Tina Turner To The Confederate Dead 1861 - 1865 To Those Who Gave Their Lives In The Struggle For Freedom Tom Eagleton Tow Boat H.T. Pott Trolleys, Cars and Carriages. Oh My! TTOX #130059 U.S. Army Air Forces Air Crash Victims May 13, 1945 U.S. Grant: The St. Louis Years U.S. Submariners Lost in World War II Ulysses S. Grant UMSL Commons United States Air Force United States Air Force United States Marine Corps United States Navy URTX #37144 UTLX #14387 UTLX #3882 Veterans Memorial Veterans Memorial Veterans Memorial Veterans Memorial Veterans Memorial Veterans Path of Honor Veteran's Memorial VFW Post 3500 War Memorial Victims of the Japanese Massacre Vietnam Vincent Price Virginia Mayo Visit The Loop! Walker Evans Walter H. LePere Welcome to Fort Belle Fontaine West Barretts Tunnel What Does "Bi-Polar" Mean? What Is Standard Gauge? What's in a Name? White Haven White Haven's Outbuildings Who Is Owney The Dog? Wildwood Estate William B. Ittner William Burroughs William Campbell House William Clark William Danforth William Gass William Greenleaf Eliot William Heidbrink & Clarence A. Fritz Building William Inge William T. Sherman William "Bill" Clay Willie Mae Ford Smith Working Plantation / ~150 Years Ago - Emancipation World War I, St. Louis Veterans, Court of Honor World War II Memorial World War II Merchant Marine Seamen and Navy Armed Guard Memorial WWII M4A3E8 Sherman Tank Yogi Berra "Black Diamond" "Daniel Nason" "The Tower"
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The town of Hermann, Missouri, is known for its wineries and German heritage. It was founded in 1837 by a group of German immigrants and is home to the annual Hermann Maifest, a celebration of German culture and traditions.
St. Louis County, Missouri has a rich history that spans back to its earliest indigenous inhabitants. Native American tribes, including the Mississippian culture, were the first known settlers in the area. The arrival of French explorers in the late 17th century introduced European contact and the establishment of fur trading posts. However, it was the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 that marked a significant turning point in the history of the region, as St. Louis County became part of the growing United States.

Throughout the 19th century, St. Louis County experienced rapid growth and development. The area became a key trade and transportation hub due to its strategic location along the Mississippi River. The construction of the Erie Canal and later the railroad network further facilitated trade and led to increased industrialization. In the mid-1800s, St. Louis County witnessed an influx of immigrants, particularly from Germany and Ireland, who contributed to the cultural diversity and economic prosperity of the region.

During the 20th century, St. Louis County continued to evolve. The county experienced suburbanization and population growth, as many residents moved out of the city of St. Louis to seek a quieter suburban lifestyle. This trend was accompanied by the development of new residential communities, shopping centers, and infrastructure. However, this increased suburbanization also led to racial segregation and socioeconomic disparities.

In recent years, St. Louis County has faced various social and economic challenges. The county has been a focal point for civil rights movements and protests against racial injustice, highlighted by the events that unfolded in Ferguson in 2014. Efforts have been made to address these issues and promote inclusivity and equality. St. Louis County remains an important economic and cultural center in the Midwest, and its history continues to shape its present and future.

This timeline provides a glimpse into the major events and milestones that have shaped the history of St. Louis County, Missouri.

  • 1764 - St. Louis County is established by the French, becoming part of the Louisiana Territory.
  • 1804 - The area is acquired by the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase.
  • 1812 - St. Louis County is organized as a county within the Missouri Territory.
  • 1822 - St. Louis County becomes part of the newly established state of Missouri.
  • 1876 - The city of St. Louis secedes from the county, forming an independent city.
  • 1950s-1960s - Suburbanization begins in St. Louis County, leading to rapid population growth.
  • 2014 - Protests erupt in response to the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis County.