Introduction to Centreville, Illinois
Centreville, Illinois, in St Clair county, is 9 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri. The people of the city are in the Saint Louis metropolitan area. Centreville’s population is 5,951.
St. Clair became the first county to be established in the state of Illinois in 1790. The county was named in the honor of Arthur St. Claire, who was instrumental in its establishment. Centreville was home to alternative country music singer Edward Burch and film director Reginald Hudlin.
Centreville and nearby Attractions
- Frank Holten State Recreation Area
- Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
- City Museum
- St. Louis Art Museum
- Soulard Art Market
- Missouri Botanical Garden
Things To Do In Centreville
The World Aquarium, Fox Theatre, the Gateway Arch and the Frank Holten State Recreation Area are some popular local recreational spots. Local parks include the Horseshoe Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area- Madison and the Frank Holten State Recreation Area. Nearby Museums include the City Museum and the Soulard Art Market. The Riverland Migratory Bird Sanctuary and the St. Louis Zoo are nearby as well.
Lambert-St. Louis International is the nearest major airport.
Centreville Higher Education
St. Louis University, St. Louis Community College-Forest Park, Southwestern Illinois College and Webster University are some of the local colleges and universities.