Introduction to Hazelwood, Missouri
Hazelwood, Missouri, in St. Louis county, is located 2 miles SW of Florissant, Missouri (center to center) and is 10 miles NW of St. Louis, Missouri. The city is part of the Saint Louis metropolitan statistical area (MSA).
Hazelwood is located in St. Louis County, which was established in 1812. In 1673, the French explorers Father Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet first visited the area now known as Hazelwood. It was originally named Louisiana by a French explorer LaSalle, in honor of King Louis XIV. The French sold the land to Spain in 1762. The early settler of the area came from Charlottesville and Virginia. In 1949, it was incorporated as the Village of Hazelwood. It became a city on October 14, 1969.
Hazelwood and Nearby Attractions
- Blanchette Park & Aquatic Center
- Saint Louis Holocaust Museum
- Scott Joplin House State Historic Site
- Museum of Transportation
- Horseshoe Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area
- Pere Marquette State Park
Things To Do In Hazelwood
Hazelwood offers easy access to the Museum of Westward Expansion, Eugene Field House and Toy Museum, Missouri Historical Society Museum, Chatillon - Demenil Mansion, Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, and Jefferson Barracks Historical Park. The Castlewood State Park, Frank Holten State Recreation Area, and Babler State Park are also worth taking a look around. One can even plan a trip to the Mississippi River State Fish and Wildlife Area, and Horseshoe Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area.
Lambert - St Louis International Airport is nearby.
Hazelwood Higher Education
Local higher education institutions include the University of Missouri - St Louis, Saint Louis Community College - Florissant Valley, and Washington University.