Introduction to Eureka, Missouri
Eureka, Missouri, in St. Louis county, is located 20 miles S of St. Peters, Missouri and 20 miles SW of St. Louis, Missouri. The city is considered part of the Saint Louis metropolitan area. Eureka has a population of 7,676.
Eureka was incorporated on April 7, 1954. Initially a village, the city was platted in 1858 along the Pacific Railroad route. By 1890, its population began increasing and the village started developing. The city’s earliest known inhabitants were the Shawnee Native Americans. The St. Louis Children's Industrial Farm was established in the city in 1898.
Eureka and nearby Attractions
- Route 66 State Park
- Jefferson Barracks Historical Park
- Missouri Historical Society Museum
- Castlewood State Park
- Saint Louis Holocaust Museum
Things To Do In Eureka
The Robertsville State Park and the Castlewood State Park offer opportunities for camping, fishing, swimming and picnicking. Local museums include the Saint Louis Holocaust Museum and the Missouri Historical Society Museum.
Lambert-Saint Louis International Airport is nearby.
Eureka Higher Education
Nearby colleges and universities include Saint Louis Community College, Saint Louis University, Southern Illinois University, Southwestern Illinois College and the University of Missouri.