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St. Charles, Missouri
Location in the state of Missouri
Location in the state of Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County St. Charles
Government
 - Mayor Patricia M. York
Area
 - City  20.4 sq mi (52.8 km²)
Population (2005)
 - City 62,304
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 636
Website: http://www.stcharlescity.com/

St. Charles (French: "Saint-Charles") is a city in, and the county seat of, St. Charles County, Missouri. It lies just to the northwest of St. Louis, Missouri, on the Missouri River, and played for a time a significant role in the United States' westward expansion. Adapted from Wikipedias MO county maps by Catbar. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... Missouri has 114 counties and one independent city. ... St. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Area code 636 serves east central Missouri, including parts of the city of Chesterfield, and all of Union, De Soto, and Troy. ... St. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ... The Missouri River is a tributary of the Mississippi River in the United States. ...


It is the second oldest city west of the Mississippi, founded in 1765 as Les Petites Côtes, "The Little Hills", by Louis Blanchette, a French Canadian fur trader and was the last "civilized" stop for the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The city served as the first Missouri capital, from 1821 to 1826. It is the site for the Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne shrine. It is also the home base for the St. Louis National Weather Service Forecast Office, serving central, east-central and northeastern Missouri as well as west-central and southwest Illinois. Year 1765 (MDCCLXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... Louis Blanchette Chasseur was a French explorer who travelled to the United States in the 18th Century. ... “Lewis and Clark” redirects here. ... Year 1821 (MDCCCXXI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The oldest surviving photograph, Nicéphore Niépce, circa 1826 1826 (MDCCCXXVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Saint Rose Philipine Duchesne (August 29, 1769 - November 18, 1852), a Catholic nun, was born in Grenoble, France and died in St. ... Nickname: Gateway City, Gateway to the West, or Mound City Motto: Official website: http://stlouis. ... The National Weather Service (NWS) is one of the six scientific agencies that make up the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the United States government. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ...


St. Charles can be accessed from Interstate 70 using the Cave Springs, Zumbehl Road, First Capitol Drive, and Fifth Street exits, or Highway 94. Interstate 70 (abbreviated I-70) is a long interstate highway in the United States that runs from Interstate 15 about a mile from Cove Fort, Utah to a Park and Ride in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Missouri State Highway 94 in eastern and central Missouri. ...

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Schools

The City of St. Charles school district has five elementary schools, two middle schools, two high schools, and the Lewis & Clark Tech Building located on Zumbehl Road. St. Charles High School (sometimes called SCHS or simply "High") was the first built of the two and later St. Charles West was added in the late '70's in response to the city's growing population. St. Charles High School underwent renovation in 1995 to improve both the exterior and interior of the building. Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... Middle school and junior high school cover a period of education that straddles primary education and secondary education and serve as a bridge between them. ... High school, or secondary school, is the last segment of compulsory education in Hong Kong, United States, Australia, Canada, China, Korea and Japan. ...


St. Charles is also home to a variety of private schools including Immanuel Lutheran (Pre-K to 8), Zion Lutheran (Pre-K to 8), St. Charles Borromeo, St. Peter's, St. Cletus, Academy of the Sacred Heart (founded by Saint Rose Phillipine Duchesne, and the site of her shrine), Duchesne High School (formerly named St. Peter High school), and Saints Joachim and Ann.


There are other schools associated with the Francis Howell School District and the Orchard Farm School District that serve St. Charles as well. Many students who live on the southern edge of St. Charles City attend Francis Howell North High School and Henderson Elementary as well as Barnwell Middle and Becky David Elementary and Harvest Ridge Elementary.


Lindenwood University is located on Kingshighway, seconds from St. Charles High. Founded by Major George Sibley and his wife Mary in 1827, it was the first higher ed. institution west of the Mississippi. Originally a women's school named Lindenwood College (until 1995) it was known as a fine liberal arts institution. The University currently features a large variety of majors and extracurricular programs. The school is perhaps most noted for its strengths in the performing arts and education. Lindenwood is also home to 89.1 The Wood (KCLC), a commercial-free student-driven radio station. In recent years, graduates in broadcast communication fields especially have enjoyed success locally and nationally. Lindenwood University is a four-year liberal arts institution in St. ... KCLC is a radio station in St. ...


The Orchard Farm School District serves St. Charles but is outside of the city like Francis Howell. This school district to the North has an elementary school, middle school, and high school.


Recreation and New Developments

St. Charles lies at one end of the Katy Trail, a 225 mile long state park enjoyed by bikers and walkers. Since the late 1970s, there has been very healthy new home construction, commercial growth and explosive population growth in the St. Charles area. In describing the area, someone coined the phrase the Golden Triangle in the Eighties, referring to the tremendous growth in real estate development in the St. Charles County region bordered by Highways 70, 40 and 94. St. Charles City has an historic shopping district and most standard living features (with the exception of a public golf course) that are usually found in a community of St. Charles' size. The City also has many current events and features related to the Lewis and Clark Expedition which arguably started in St. Charles. Katy Trail State Park is a state park in Missouri. ... “Lewis and Clark” redirects here. ...


A new community development called the New Town at St. Charles is currently under construction in northern St. Charles. New Town is the best example in the St. Louis area of the new movement in residential development and community planning, New Urbanism.The Orchard Farm School District plans to build a new elementary school near New Town. An 11,000 seat arena called the Family Arena was built in the early 1990s near the Missouri River and is used by minor league sports franchises and hosts events like concerts, shows, circuses, graduations and special college sporting contests. The New urbanism is an American urban design movement that arose in the early 1980s. ...


Another prominent feature of St. Charles in the new development category is the St. Charles Convention Center. It hosts conferences, business meetings, trade shows, Chamber of Commerce expos, and a variety of public sales and association shows. Located along Interstate 70, it displays event information on an electronic message board that is clearly visible to all passing by.


A new feature (opened Nov. 2006) of the St. Charles Parks and Recreation System is a dog park on the north side of town as a part of DuSable Park-Bales Area. This off-leash dog area has two sections- one for smaller dogs, one for larger.


In 2007, St. Charles welcomed men's professional road bicycle racing riders and fans as it served as the stage 5 final for the 2007 Tour of Missouri. Bicycle racers at the 2005 Rund um den Henninger-Turm in Germany Road bicycle racing is a popular bicycle racing sport held on roads (following the geography of the area), using racing bicycles. ... The 2007 Tour of Missouri is the inagurual edition of a professional road bicycle racing stage race held in Missouri that made its debut on September 11, 2007 with six days of racing. ...


Riverfront St. Charles

The Riverfront area and Main Street is a central gathering place and focal point for the community. The primary features of the riverfront and Historic Main Street are residences and businesses open year-round. Each block features shops, restaurants and offices that visitors and locals frequent. Much is planned for the development and improvement of the area, including Northward extension of the Katy Trail, residential and commercial development, parking garage expansion, casino expansion and development of hotels.

Historic Main Street

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St. Charles Christmas Traditions

One of the nations largest Christmas Festivals takes place on the streets of St. Charles every year starting the day after Thanksgiving and going through until right before Christmas. Over 30 costumed Legends of Christmas stroll the streets and interact with guests, while Victorian Era Christmas Carolers fill the air with old-fashioned carols. Every Saturday and Sunday the Legends of Christmas and the world-renowned Lewis & Clark Fife and Drum Corps take part in the Santa Parade as it heads up Historic South Main Street to the site of the First Missouri State Capitol. The art of diplomacy, painted by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (1863-1930). ... For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ... Queen Victoria (shown here on the morning of her accession to the Throne, 20 June 1837) gave her name to the historic era The Victorian era of the United Kingdom marked the height of the British Industrial Revolution and the apex of the British Empire. ... The Missouri State Capitol is the state capitol building of the U.S. state of Missouri. ...


Riverfest (Fourth of July)

Grand fireworks displays draw large numbers on two nights, July 4 and another night before or after the Fourth. Many bring blankets to sit near the riverfront. Others opt to view the festivities from the Old Courthouse. The festival, named Riverfest, has been sponsored by the city of St. Charles and organized by a volunteer committee formed of city residents and sponsoring private organization (like the Jaycees) leaders. Food and fun are always a major highlight of the event. For other uses, see Fireworks (disambiguation). ... In the United States, Independence Day (commonly known as the “Fourth of July,” “July Fourth”, the “Glorious Fourth”, or simply the “Fourth”) is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. ...


Festival of the Little Hills

Another popular riverfront festival, The Festival of the Little Hills is an historic St. Charles tradition that takes place every year in August. Started in the late 1960's, this festival is known nationally as one of the top ten craft fairs, and runs through an entire weekend featuring great food, live entertainment, craft sales, and shows for kids. The theme of the festival centers around the famous Lewis & Clark expedition: many participants don clothing from the era and act out historic events. The city also encourages individuals to bring their homemade crafts, jewelry, paintings, clothing and other items to sell at the festival.


Oktoberfest

This October riverfront festival celebrates the German influence on the history of the city. Many vendors sell beer and other German goods. Includes a parade.


Tartan Days

The celebration of local Scottish Heritage held each Spring. Features a parade with marching bagpipers from around the World and region, food and fun. Highlights also include the Kirkin' o' the Tartans (ceremony of blessing for the Scottish clans), displays of the traditional Scottish Plaid Tartans, and demonstrations of traditional Scottish activities and games.


Fete de Glace

Ice carving competition and demonstration held on Main Street in Mid-January.


Irish Heritage Days

Festival held every September in Frontier Park and on Main Street to celebrate Irish Heritage with music, dancing, storytelling, athletics, food, and fun.


Quilts on Main Street

On historic Main Street hundreds of quilts are displayed outside the shops up and down Main Street on storefronts and balconies. Stroll along and enjoy the beautiful handiwork. The event also features a lecture. Event is held annually in September.


Bluegrass Festival

Bluegrass in Frontier Park on the big stage of Jaycee's pavillion early in September every year. Features talented local and regional acts.


Civil War Living History

Military history comes to life in Frontier Park 1860s-style with authentic encampments of drill and camp life and a battle reenactment every September.


Mosaics - Festival for the Arts

Main Street in St. Charles hosts this major arts festival each September that brings artists from across the States to exhibit and sell their artwork.


History

Louis Blanchette

Louis Blanchette was a Frenchman who travelled to the Americas, it is said, for adventure. According to Hopewell's Legends of the Missouri and Mississippi: Louis Blanchette Chasseur was a French explorer who travelled to the United States in the 18th Century. ... The French Republic or France (French: République française or France) is a country whose metropolitan territory is located in western Europe, and which is further made up of a collection of overseas islands and territories located in other continents. ... World map showing the Americas CIA political map of the Americas The Americas are the lands of the Western hemisphere or New World consisting of the continents of North America[1] and South America with their associated islands and regions. ...

In the year 1765, a Frenchman, called Blanchette Chasseur, animated by that love of adventure which characterizes all who have lived a roving and restless life, ascended the Missouri, with a few followers, for the purpose of forming a settlement in the then remote wilderness.

According to Hopewell's rather romantic account, Blanchette met another Frenchman (Bernard Guillet) at the site of St. Charles in 1765. Blanchette, determined to settle at the site, asked if Guillet, who had become the chief of a Dakota tribe, had chosen a name for it. This article primarily discusses philosophical ideologies in relation to the subject of romantic love. ... Year 1765 (MDCCLXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... Eddie Plenty Holes, a Sioux Indian photographed about 1899. ...

"I called the place 'Les Petites Côtes' " replied Bernard, "from the sides of the hills that you see."
"By that name shall it be called," said Blanchette Chasseur, "for it is the echo of nature — beautiful from its simplicity."

Blanchette settled there in 1769 under the authority of the Spanish governor of Upper Louisiana, and served as its civil and military leader until his death in 1793. During this time perhaps only a couple dozen buildings were built. Although the settlement was under Spanish jurisdiction, the settlers themselves remained primarily French nationals. 1769 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... French settlements and forts in the Illinois Country in 1763, showing U.S. current state boundaries. ... Year 1793 (MDCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ...


San Carlos

The first church, built in 1791, was dedicated to San Carlos Borromeo, and the town became known as San Carlos del Misuri: "St. Charles of the Missouri". This church was destroyed by a tornado in 1916. 1791 (MDCCXCI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 11-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Saint Charles Borromeo (Italian: ) (October 2, 1538 – November 4, 1584) was an Italian saint and cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ...


Daniel Boone

The first American-born Europeans to settle in the region were Daniel Boone and his family. The Spanish Lieutenant-Governor Carlos de Hault de Lassus appointed him commandant of the Femme Osage District, which he served until the United States government assumed control in 1804. The name of the town, San Carlos, was anglicized to become St. Charles. This 1820 oil painting by Chester Harding is the only portrait of Daniel Boone made from life. ... For the musical, see Louisiana Purchase (musical) and Louisiana Purchase (film). ... 1804 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


Lewis and Clark

William Clark arrived in St. Charles on May 16, 1804. With him were 40 men and three boats; there they made final preparations, as they waited for Meriwether Lewis to arrive from St. Louis. They attended dances, dinners, and a church service during this time, and the excited town was very hospitable to the explorers. For other persons named William Clark, see William Clark (disambiguation). ... May 16 is the 136th day of the year (137th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1804 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Meriwether Lewis (August 18, 1774 – October 11, 1809) was an American explorer, soldier, and public administrator, best known for his role as the leader of the Corps of Discovery, whose mission was to explore the territory of the Louisiana Purchase. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ...


Lewis arrived via St. Charles Rock Road on May 20, and the expedition launched the next day in a keelboat at 3:30 pm. St. Charles was the last established American town they would visit for more than two and a half years. St. ... is the 140th day of the year (141st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 141st day of the year (142nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Keel (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Boat (disambiguation). ...


State Capital

When Missouri was granted statehood in 1821, a decision was made to build a "City of Jefferson" to serve as the state capital, in the center of the state, overlooking the Missouri River. Since this land was undeveloped at the time, a temporary capital was needed. St. Charles beat eight other cities in a competition to house the temporary capitol, offering free meeting space for the legislature in rooms located above a hardware store. This building still stands today and may be toured. The Missouri government continued to meet there until Jefferson City was ready in 1826. Year 1821 (MDCCCXXI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Thomas Jefferson (13 April 1743 N.S.–4 July 1826) was the third President of the United States (1801–09), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of Republicanism in the United States. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country United States State Missouri Counties Cole and Callaway Government  - Mayor John Landwehr Area  - City  28. ... The oldest surviving photograph, Nicéphore Niépce, circa 1826 1826 (MDCCCXXVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


German Immigration

Gottfried Duden was a German who visited in the area in 1824. Travelling under the guidance of Daniel M. Boone, he wrote extensive accounts of life in St. Charles County during his year there. These he published upon his return to Germany in 1829, and his favorable impressions of the area led to the immigration of a number of Germans in 1833. The first permanent German settler in the region was probably Louis Eversman, who arrived with Duden but decided to stay. Gottfried Duden was a German writer from the 19th century. ... 1824 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... St. ... Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1829 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1833 (MDCCCXXXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Sister cities

Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Ludwigsburg is a city in Germany, about 12 km north of Stuttgarts city center, near the river Neckar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ...

Geography

Saint Charles is located at 38°47′19″N, 90°30′42″W (38.788698, -90.511764)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 54.0 km² (20.8 mi²). 52.7 km² (20.4 mi²) of it is land and 1.2 km² (0.5 mi²) of it (2.30%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 60,321 people, 24,210 households, and 15,324 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,143.9/km² (2,962.4/mi²). There were 25,283 housing units at an average density of 479.5/km² (1,241.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.28% White, 3.48% African American, 0.27% Native American, 1.01% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.73% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.97% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 24,210 households out of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.7% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.98. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 12.0% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 96.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.7 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $47,782, and the median income for a family was $60,175. Males had a median income of $40,827 versus $27,778 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,607. About 4.6% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.1% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


External links

  • The City of Saint Charles
  • St. Charles County W.O.R.L.D.S. a website for free information on the community and issues in the area.

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