Downtown St. Charles, Missouri

November 7, 1791

This date in Missouri history. A new church in Les Petites Cotes (Village of the Little Hills) was named San Carlos Borremeo on this day. The village around the church changed its name on this day also. It was named for the church and called San Carlos de Misury. In 1803 it was changed to St. Charles.


Old map of Missouri with explorer's compass.

October 1, 1812

The first meeting of the general assembly of the Missouri Territory took place, which named the five original counties: St. Louis, St. Charles, Sainte Genevieve, Cape Girardeau, and New Madrid.


Outdoor Wonders: 19 Conservation Areas

Explore these 19 conservation areas across the state.


Fowl Play

Missouri is in the Goldilocks zone for duck hunters.