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.


May 29, 1974

Five people were killed by lightning in one day in St. Louis County. Four were Freshman girls at JFK High School in Manchester.


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.