Introduction to Mascoutah, Illinois
Mascoutah, Illinois, in St Clair county, is 28 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri. The city is part of the Saint Louis metropolitan statistical area. About 5,659 people live in Mascoutah.
Established in 1837 as the town of Mechanicsburgh, Mascoutah was later adopted as the town’s name after the post office was moved from Jefferson to Mascoutah for the purpose of regular mail delivery. The name Mascoutah came from Mascoutens, a well-known Native American tribe that once resided in Michigan. Some of the early settlers of this region were August Conradi, Theodore Hilgard, Theodore J. Krafft, John Flanagan and Gustav Heimberger.
Mascoutah and nearby Attractions
- Cahokia Mounds
- Frank Holten State Recreation Area
- Heritage House Museum
- Gateway Arch
- Missouri Botanical Garden
Things To Do In Mascoutah
The International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame is accessible from Macoutah. The Cahokia Mounds, yjr Campbell House, yjr Chatillon-Demenil Mansion and yjr Scott Joplin House State Historic Site are some of the local museums and historical sites. The Campbell House was the mansion of a rich fur trader, Robert Campbell. Local parks include the Frank Holten State Recreation Area, the Illinois Caverns State Natural Area and the Peabody River State Fish & Wildlife Area. Local celebrations include the Mascoutah Festival, which is held every August.
Lambert-St Louis International Airport is nearby.
Mascoutah Higher Education
Colleges near Mascoutah include the Aquinas Institute of Theology, Concordia Seminary and the Covenant Theological Seminary.