Introduction to Ellisville, Missouri
Ellisville, Missouri, in St. Louis county, is 14 miles SW of St. Charles, Missouri and 16 miles W of St. Louis, Missouri. Part of the surrounding Saint Louis metro area, Ellisville is home to some 9,104 residents.
Located in the Saint Louis metro area, the city of Ellisville was named by William Hereford after a post office in Virginia. The first settler of this area was Captain James Harvey Ferris, who arrived with some slaves in 1837. The area was originally inhabited by Native Americans.
Ellisville and nearby Attractions
- Museum of Transportation
- Jefferson Barracks Historical Park
- Gateway Arch
- Robertsville State Park
- Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House
- Saint Louis Science Center
Things To Do In Ellisville
Castlewood State Park and Robertsville State Park offer opportunities for camping, fishing and swimming. The Jefferson Barracks Historical Park and the Chatillon-Demenil Mansion are nearby as well.
Air transportation is available from Lambert-Saint Louis International Airport.
Ellisville Higher Education
Nearby colleges and universities include Saint Louis Community College, Southern Illinois University, the University of Missouri and Webster University.