Introduction to O'Fallon, Illinois
O'Fallon, Illinois, in St Clair county, is 20 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri. O'Fallon is home to some 21,910 residents.
The city of O'Fallon was founded in 1854. The area was named after Colonel John O'Fallon of St. Louis. The post office of O'Fallon was built in 1855. The area was originally incorporated as a village on January 27, 1874. On March 14, 1905, O'Fallon was reincorporated as a city.
O'Fallon and nearby Attractions
- Horseshoe Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area - Madison
- Missouri History Museum
- Scott Joplin House State Historic Site
- Frank Holten State Recreation Area
- St. Louis Zoo
- Gateway Arch
Things To Do In O'Fallon
O'Fallon offers a number of parks and playgrounds for its residents and visitors. These include the Community Park, which has six baseball and softball diamonds, a swimming pool, four pavilions, lighted basketball courts, horseshoe pits and four lighted tennis courts. The other parks include O'Fallon Family Sports Park, Thoman Park, St. Ellen Mine Park and Rock Springs Park.
Scott AFB Mid-America Airport is nearby.
O'Fallon Higher Education
Southwestern Illinois College and Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville are close to the city.