Introduction to Chesterfield, Missouri
Chesterfield, Missouri, in St. Louis county, is located 9 miles SW of St. Charles, Missouri (center to center) and is 16 miles W of St. Louis, Missouri. The city is considered part of the Saint Louis metropolitan area.
Among the early inhabitants of the area were Lawrence and William Long who arrived in the region in 1797. Col. Justus Post, a resident of Middlebury, Vermont, came to this place in 1815. The town of Chesterfield was platted in 1838. The present day city of Chesterfield includes the historical communities of Bellefontaine, Lake, Gumbo, Monarch, and Bonhomme. On January 24, 1967, the city was hit by a powerful F4 tornado that caused heavy damage to property.
Chesterfield and nearby Attractions
- Chesterfield Mall
- Saint Louis Holocaust Museum
- Babler State Park
- Jefferson Barracks Historical Park
Things To Do In Chesterfield
The city of Chesterfield offers easy access to several museums including the Magic House, Saint Louis Children's Museum, and Saint Louis Holocaust Museum. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Four Seasons Shopping Center and the Chesterfield Mall. One can also attend Mass service at local churches like the Antioch Church, and Saint Thomas Church. The Babler State Park and Castlewood State Park are worth taking a look around. The city's residents also celebrate the Faust Folk Festival and the St. Louis County Fair every year.
Lambert-St Louis International Airport is close to Chesterfield.
Chesterfield Higher Education
Higher educational opportunities are available through nearby Maryville University of Saint Louis, Lindenwood University, St Charles County Community College, and Saint Louis Community College-Meramec.