Introduction to Jennings, Missouri
Jennings, Missouri, in St. Louis county, is located 5 miles SE of Florissant, Missouri (center to center) and is 6 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri. The city is part of the Saint Louis metropolitan statistical area (MSA). Approximately 15,469 people live in Jennings.
The present day City of Jennings was named after James Jennings, who was a Virginian farmer. He settled in the area in 1839. The North Missouri Railroad first entered the area in 1855. In fact, it was the railroad that helped the city to develop. The Jennings School District was founded in 1871. Jennings was incorporated in 1946 as a city. The first elections of the city were held in 1947.
Jennings and nearby Attractions
- Northland Shopping Center
- Saint Louis Art Museum
- Gateway Arch
- Saint Louis Zoo
- Jefferson Barracks Historical Park
- Mississippi River State Fish & Wildlife Area
Things To Do In Jennings
Jennings offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities. One can visit the Soldiers' Memorial Military Museum, Missouri Historical Society Museum, and City Museum. The Gateway Arch and Saint Louis Zoo are in the neighborhood as well. Visitors can also plan a trip to the Frank Holten State Recreation Area, Pere Marquette State Park, and Horseshoe Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area. One can enjoy even shopping at the Northland Shopping Center and River Roads Shopping Center. The World Aquarium and Shaw Park Aquatic Center are nearby.
Lambert - St Louis International is close by.
Jennings Higher Education
University of Missouri - St Louis, Washington University, and Saint Louis Community College - Florissant Valley offer higher education.