Ellisville, Missouri

Ellisville, Missouri

Infobox Settlement
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subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Missouri
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = St. Louis
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population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 9104
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Ellisville is a city in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. The population was 9,104 at the 2000 census.


Ellisville is located at coor dms|38|35|38|N|90|35|15|W|city (38.594003, -90.587490)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.3 square miles (11.3 km²), all of it land.

Located thirteen (13) miles west of the western city limits of St. Louis. Ellisville is located approximately five (5) miles south of I-64, five (5) miles north of I-44, and seven (7) miles west of I-270. There are two primary arterial roads which bisect Ellisville: Missouri Highway Route 100 (Manchester Road) and Missouri Highway Route 340 (Clarkson Road). Ellisville’s land mass is approximately 4.12 square miles, and is bordered by the City of Clarkson Valley to the north, the City of Ballwin to the east and southeast, unincorporated St. Louis County to the south, and the City of Wildwood to the west.


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 9,104 people, 3,209 households, and 2,486 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,094.1 people per square mile (808.1/km²). There were 3,292 housing units at an average density of 757.2/sq mi (292.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.11% White, 1.58% African American, 0.11% Native American, 2.05% Asian, 0.38% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.16% of the population.

There were 3,209 households out of which 39.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.9% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.5% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $65,016, and the median income for a family was $74,375. Males had a median income of $55,224 versus $32,062 for females. The per capita income for the city was $27,379. About 1.9% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.3% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over.

Early Ellisville History

Ellisville was settled by Captain James Harvey Ferris of Kentucky before 1837. He brought slaves with him when he settled his property south of Manchester and west of Kiefer Creek Road and it was here that the house that became known as the "Ellis House" was constructed. The bricks used for construction of the house were handmade by the slaves and it was also called the "Brick Place" for this reason.

Captain Ferris sold the house to Vespasian Ellis, a newspaper editor in St. Louis. The Old School Democrat, the Native American Bulletin, the Washington Temperance Paper, and The Native American were publications edited by Ellis. In 1842, Ellis became the United States consul to Venezuela. He ran several ads in the Native American Bulletin in an effort to sell his Ellisville farm. As a result, it was sold to William A. Hereford in 1842 or 1843. Hereford was a Virginian and is credited with the naming of Ellisville after his former post office in Ellisville, Virginia. Hereford opened the first post office here on May 2, 1843. Some believe that the Ellis House itself actually served as the post office for a time. All historical accounts of the area give the same history, but none state clearly whether the town was named for Vespasian Ellis or by William Hereford for his Virginian post office.

Hereford sold to Samuel Wilson and he sold to Major Clarkson of Kentucky for whom Clarkson Road is named. Major Clarkson sold to Captain Benjamin F. Hutchinson of Kentucky, a steamboat captain and the owner of at least three steamboats. Captain Hutchinson raised fine horses and planted extensive orchards, greatly improving the surrounding countryside. In 1968 Captain Hutchison subdivided his farm into small lots.

Adam Doering purchased the brick house and a considerable portion of the land. John Henry William Rasch purchased the house about 1896 from the Doering's. The Ellisville House stood until 1969 when it was razed.


External links

* [http://www.ellisville.mo.us/ City of Ellisville]

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