Tall buildings in st. louis in a black and white photo

August 22, 1876

On this date St. Louis City and County separated and became politically independent from each other.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.