Introduction to Manchester, Missouri
Manchester, Missouri, in St. Louis county, is located 12 miles W of St. Louis, Missouri. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Saint Louis metropolitan area. Manchester contains a population of approximately 19,161.
Manchester is located in St. Louis County, which was founded in 1812 and was named after Saint Louis, the King of France. The city is more than 200 years old and was named after the City of Manchester in England. Louis Joliet and Rev. Jacques Marquette explored the area in 1673. The area was originally inhabited by the Osage Indians. It was first settled in the early 1800s. Manchester was incorporated in 1951.
Manchester and nearby Attractions
- Sutton Place Shopping Center
- Museum of Transportation
- Worldways Children's Museum
- Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House
- Castlewood State Park
- Saint Louis Holocaust Museum
Things To Do In Manchester
While in Manchester, one can enjoy shopping at the Sutton Place Shopping Center and Nationalway Shopping Center. The Saint Johns Church is also worth visiting. The City of Manchester has seven parks covering around 63 acres. These include the Paul A. Schroeder Park, Baxter Acres Park, Belle Vallee Park, Margaret Stoecker Park, and Seibert Park. One may also visit the Museum of Transportation, Castlewood State Park, Saint Louis Holocaust Museum, and Worldways Children's Museum. The Six Flags St. Louis is nearby.
Lambert - St Louis International Airport is nearby.
Manchester Higher Education
Saint Louis Community College - Meramec, Webster University, and Maryville University of Saint Louis are the centers of higher education.