St Charles Missouri in Zip Code 63301

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St Charles Missouri

St Charles Missouri

The City of St Charles is located in the St Charles County and is the County Seat. Lying just west of the Missouri River, it is about 30 minutes from Downtown St. Louis via Interstate 70. Important roads for the community are First Capitol Drive/Highway 94, West Clay, Fifth Street, Boone's Lick Road, Main Street, Second Street, North Kingshighway, Zumbehl Road, Droste Road, Muegge Road, Hackmann Road, Elm Street, Highway 370, Interstate 70 and many more. The City of St Charles was incorporated in 1809. The St Charles County area is one of the fastest population growing areas in the Metropolitan St. Louis area and the City of St. Charles is no different. According to the 2010 US Census, the population of the city was 65,794. That is up almost 6,000 people since the 2000 Census.

St Charles Schools and Education

St Charles High School The residents of the city are served by two public school districts. One of them is the St Charles School District which has six elementary schools (K-4), one intermediate school (5,6), one middle school (7,8) and two high schools, St Charles High School and St Charles West High School. The other public school district is the Francis Howell School District. Francis Howell has three early childhood centers, ten elementary schools, five middle schools and four high schools, Francis Howell High School, Francis Howell Central High School, Francis Howell North High School and Francis Howell Union School. St Charles residents also have several private schools located within the community. One of them is Duchesne High School, a private Catholic co-ed high school. Others are St Elizabeth-St Robert School, Academy of the Scared Heart, St Cletus School, St Peter School and St Charles Borromeo School, all private Catholic schools with grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. Trinity Lutheran School and Immanuel Lutheran School are also located in St Charles and offer grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. Higher education is represented, too, by Lindenwood University. It was founded as an all girls school in 1827 by Major George Sibley and his wife Mary and was housed in a log cabin on the 149-acre campus. Today it is a private co-ed liberal arts university with over 14,000 students. It has been a four year institution since 1918.

St Charles Parks and Recreation

Wapelhorst Park The City offers its residents many opportunities for recreation and entertainment. First of all, St Charles maintains over 20 parks with a total of 660 acres of parkland and feature a variety amenities. Three of the parks, McNair, Blanchette and Wapelhorst, have Aquatic Centers. Jean Baptiste Point DuSable Park is actually 4 different parks which feature such amenities as a boat ramp launch into the Missouri River, a dog park, a variety of hiking and biking trails and picnic shelters. Some of the other amenities that St Charles Parks provide are fishing lakes, a skate park facility, athletic fields for baseball, softball, football and soccer; basketball, tennis and sand volleyball courts; playgrounds, picnic facilities and pavilions, nature areas and much more. Frontier Park is positioned along the riverfront and is the location of many St Charles events and festivals.

St Charles Events and Festivals

Heritage Days Speaking of festivals, St. Charles hosts many annual events and festivals throughout the year. Several of them are historical in nature. The Lewis & Clark Heritage Days Festival is held over a weekend in May in Riverfront Park and along Main Street. It is an authentic reenactment of Lewis and Clark's camp in May of 1804 before they set out on the Corps of Discovery Expedition. It features 1804 crafts, foods, demonstrations, games and of course, the encampment. The Christmas Traditions Festival is held each year beginning on the Friday after Thanksgiving and then on each Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday in December and ending on Christmas Eve. (Hours vary by day) The Christmas Traditions is held on Historic Main Street in Old St Charles and features Victorian Carolers, historic Santas and other Christmas characters such as Tiny Tim, the Nutcracker Prince, Jack Frost, and many others offering Christmas cheer to shoppers and diners on the beautifully lit and decorated Main Street. Other festivals include the Festival of the Little Hills, a three day festival held in August that features crafts, demonstrations, live entertainment and food and beverages. Riverfest is St Charles' Independence Day celebration. It is held on July 4th and begins with a parade in the morning on Main Street and ends with a fabulous fireworks display in the evening on the riverfront. In between there are Carnival rides, food and beverages such as Kettle Korn, Funnel Cake, hotdogs and other festival food and much more. The Missouri Tartan Day Scottish Festival is held in Frontier Park in the Spring and the Fete de Glace, or Festival of Ice, is held on Main Street in January.

St Charles Entertainment

Ameristar Casino For entertainment, St. Charles has several venues. One of them is the Family Arena which brings in big name concerts and family events. Another is the J. Scheideggar Center and Bezemes Family Theater located on the campus of Lindenwood University which hosts plays, ballets, concerts, musicals and more. Golfers will enjoy the private 18 hole Bogey Hills Country Club golf course or the public 18 hole St Andrews Golf Club. Ameristar Casino can be found on the St Charles riverfront, just a short distance from Old Town. History buffs will enjoy the First Missouri State Capital Historic Site in Old Town, the MKT Train Depot and railroad cars in Frontier Park, the Lewis and Clark Boat House and Nature Center, the St Charles County Heritage Museum and just stepping back in time by walking the streets through Historic St Charles and Historic Frenchtown. And if a day of bike riding sounds enticing, rent a bike on Main Street or bring your own and pick up the Katy Trail, the rails to trails State Park, at the St Charles Trailhead in Frontier Park and ride for as far west as your legs will carry you...but just remember...there is always the return trip back!

St Charles History

First Missouri State Capitol St. Charles has had three names in its history. In 1769, several years after Pierre Laclede established his fur trading post on the Mississippi River that would eventually become the City of St. Louis, a French Canadian hunter, Louis Blanchette, and his Native American wife and family, were settling in what he called "Les Petite Cotes", the Little Hills, along the west bank of Missouri River. At that time, Spain was in control of the Louisiana Territory, eventhough most of St Louis and Les Petite Cotes' residents were of French descent. In 1791, the Borromeo Church was established and at its dedication by the Spanish Lieutenant Governor of the Upper Louisiana, Don Manuel Perez, the town's name was changed again to "San Carlos" to honor the Cardinal of Milan Carlos Borromeo. When the United States purchased the Louisiana Territory in 1803, the name "San Carlos" was translated to its English meaning and the town had its third and final name, Saint Charles. It was in 1809 that Saint Charles was incorporated as a village. The City of St. Charles was briefly the first Capitol of the State of Missouri between 1821 and 1826. While the capitol buildings of the new State of Missouri were being constructed in Jefferson City, legislators made decisions and approved new laws for the new state in the buildings that can be found on Main Street in Historic St. Charles. Today, tourist can visit the First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site and see where Missouri history was made.

Boones Lick Trail Marker St. Charles was the last touch with civilization for those men and women who were headed further west. In St Charles, last supplies would be purchased for the long journey west. The "road" that most of these brave pioneers used was the Boone's Lick Road to connect to either the Oregon Trail or the Sante Fe Trail. This 120 mile trail had been established by Daniel Boone and his sons to go between St. Charles, where they lived, to the salt springs they had discovered in New Franklin Missouri. There the Boones established a business boiling down the water from the spring to get the salt, a very important commodity for preserving food, and shipping the salt down the Missouri River back to St. Charles to sell. The salt was also sold to the pioneers as they were continuing on to the Oregon or the Sante Fe Trails. Much of the Boone's Lick Trail eventually became U.S. Highway 40 and Interstate 70.

St Charles Missouri Address and Phone Numbers

St Charles Missouri City Hall
200 N. Second Street
St Charles, MO 63301
636-949-3200

Fire (non-emergency): 636-949-3250
Police: (non-emergency) 636-949-3300
City Clerk: 636-949-3282
Chamber of Commerce: 636-946-0633
Convention and Visitors Bureau: 636-946-7776
Parks and Recreation: 636-949-3372
St Charles Public Library: 636-723-0232

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Lindenwood University - J. Scheidegger Center
Lindenwood University - J. Scheidegger Center
Bangert Island Park Trail
Bangert Island Park Trail
Ameristar Casino in St Charles Missouri
Ameristar Casino in St Charles Missouri
Blanchette Landing
Blanchette Landing
Blanchette Landing
Blanchette Landing
Bogey Hills Country Club Golf Course in St Charles
Bogey Hills Country Club Golf Course in St Charles
Bogey Hills Country Club Golf Course
Bogey Hills Country Club Golf Course
Boschertown Missouri
Boschertown Missouri
Streetview in Boschertown Missouri
Streetview in Boschertown Missouri
Duchesne Catholic High School
Duchesne Catholic High School
The Family Arena
The Family Arena
The Family Arena in St Charles
The Family Arena in St Charles
Fast Lane Classic Cars
Fast Lane Classic Cars
Fast Lane Classic Cars
Fast Lane Classic Cars
Festival of the Little Hills
Festival of the Little Hills
Festival of the Little Hills
Festival of the Little Hills
Festival of the Little Hills
Festival of the Little Hills
Festival of the Little Hills
Festival of the Little Hills
First Missouri State Capitol site
First Missouri State Capitol site
First Missouri State Capitol Historic Site
First Missouri State Capitol Historic Site
American Railcar Industries in St Charles
American Railcar Industries in St Charles
Foundry Art Centre in St Charles
Foundry Art Centre in St Charles
Francis Howell North High School
Francis Howell North High School
The Katy Trail in Frontier Park
The Katy Trail in Frontier Park
Frontier Park-a Lewis and Clark Expedition Historic Site
Frontier Park-a Lewis and Clark Expedition Historic Site
Historic MKT Train Depot in Frontier Park
Historic MKT Train Depot in Frontier Park
Frontier Park in St Charles MO
Frontier Park in St Charles MO
The Lewis and Clark monument in Frontier Park
The Lewis and Clark monument in Frontier Park
Historic Frenchtown in St Charles
Historic Frenchtown in St Charles
Historic Frenchtown in St Charles
Historic Frenchtown in St Charles
Historic Frenchtown in St Charles
Historic Frenchtown in St Charles
Historic St Charles Missouri
Historic St Charles Missouri
Historic St Charles Missouri
Historic St Charles Missouri
Historic St Charles Missouri
Historic St Charles Missouri
Historic St Charles Missouri
Historic St Charles Missouri
Historic St Charles Missouri
Historic St Charles Missouri
The Katy Trail between Jungs Station Rd and Greens Bottom
The Katy Trail between Jungs Station Rd and Greens Bottom
The Katy Trail at Jungs Station Road
The Katy Trail at Jungs Station Road
The Connector Trail at the Page Extension Bridge-St Charles side
The Connector Trail at the Page Extension Bridge-St Charles side
Greens Bottom Trailhead on the Katy Trail
Greens Bottom Trailhead on the Katy Trail
Katy Trail State Park in St Charles
Katy Trail State Park in St Charles
Sign on the Katy Trail for St Charles
Sign on the Katy Trail for St Charles
St Charles Trailhead for the Katy Trail
St Charles Trailhead for the Katy Trail
Lewis and Clark Boat House and Nature Center
Lewis and Clark Boat House and Nature Center
Lewis and Clark Boat House and Nature Center
Lewis and Clark Boat House and Nature Center
Lewis and Clark Heritage Days in Frontier Park
Lewis and Clark Heritage Days in Frontier Park
Lewis and Clark Heritage Days in Frontier Park
Lewis and Clark Heritage Days in Frontier Park
Lewis and Clark Heritage Days in Frontier Park
Lewis and Clark Heritage Days in Frontier Park
Lewis and Clark Heritage Days in Frontier Park
Lewis and Clark Heritage Days in Frontier Park
Lindenwood University
Lindenwood University
Lindenwood University
Lindenwood University
Lindenwood University-St Charles
Lindenwood University-St Charles
Missouri Tartan Day Scottish Festival
Missouri Tartan Day Scottish Festival
Missouri Tartan Day Scottish Festival
Missouri Tartan Day Scottish Festival
New Town in St Charles
New Town in St Charles
New Town in St Charles
New Town in St Charles
New Town in St Charles
New Town in St Charles
Point Dusable Park and French Regot Area
Point Dusable Park and French Regot Area
French August Regot Park
French August Regot Park
Riverfest in Frontier Park
Riverfest in Frontier Park
Riverfest in Frontier Park
Riverfest in Frontier Park
St Charles Airport
St Charles Airport
St Charles Airport
St Charles Airport
St Charles Community College
St Charles Community College
St Charles Community College
St Charles Community College
St Charles County Missouri Executive Office Building
St Charles County Missouri Executive Office Building
St Charles County Missouri Executive Building
St Charles County Missouri Executive Building
St Charles Fete de Glace in Historic St Charles
St Charles Fete de Glace in Historic St Charles
St Charles Fete de Glace in Historic St Charles
St Charles Fete de Glace in Historic St Charles
St Charles High School
St Charles High School
St Charles Missouri Celebrating 200 years!
St Charles Missouri Celebrating 200 years!
St Charles Missouri City Hall
St Charles Missouri City Hall
St Charles Convention Center
St Charles Convention Center
Farmland in North St Charles County
Farmland in North St Charles County
Orchard Farms in St Charles County
Orchard Farms in St Charles County
St Charles Water Tower
St Charles Water Tower
St Charles Trolley
St Charles Trolley
St Charles West High School
St Charles West High School
St Joseph
St Joseph's Health Center in St Charles
St Joseph
St Joseph's Health Center
Swing Around Fun Town-St Charles
Swing Around Fun Town-St Charles
Veterans Memorial in St Charles Missouri
Veterans Memorial in St Charles Missouri
Wapelhorst Park
Wapelhorst Park
Wapelhorst Park
Wapelhorst Park
Wapelhorst Aquatic Park
Wapelhorst Aquatic Park
Boones Lick Road Marker in St Charles Missouri
Boones Lick Road Marker in St Charles Missouri
San Carlos Borromeo, who St Charles is named after
San Carlos Borromeo, who St Charles is named after
Cetero Research Center in St Charles
Cetero Research Center in St Charles
Coca Cola Bottling Company
Coca Cola Bottling Company
Fountain Lakes Commerce Center
Fountain Lakes Commerce Center
LMI Aerospace, Inc in St Charles MO
LMI Aerospace, Inc in St Charles MO
Millstone Bangert Construction Firm in St Charles
Millstone Bangert Construction Firm in St Charles
Missouri Tech
Missouri Tech
SLYSA Soccer Complex
SLYSA Soccer Complex
Sysco in St Charles MO
Sysco in St Charles MO
Boschertown Grand Prix Racing
Boschertown Grand Prix Racing
The St Charles County Heritage Museum
The St Charles County Heritage Museum
The St Charles County Heritage Museum
The St Charles County Heritage Museum
Historic St Charles Municipal Water Works building
Historic St Charles Municipal Water Works building
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