Millstadt, Illinois

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Millstadt is a suburb of St. Louis and a village in St. Clair County, Illinois, at the crossing of Illinois Route 163 (locally, "Jefferson Avenue") and Illinois Route 158 (locally, "Washington Avenue"). The village is known for its German heritage, with more than half its people of German descent.[1][2] The population was 2,794 at the 2000 census, but a more recent study in July 2006 estimated the number at 3,247.



During a barn-raising in 1836, it was proposed that a town be incorporated on land belonging to Henry Randleman. The name "Centreville" was proposed, as the site was equidistant from Belleville, Columbia, and Pittsburg Lake. The town was platted on March 13, 1837. In 1880, its name was changed to Millstadt, as the name Centreville was in use by another nearby town.

Another account (Millstadt School website): "The story of how Millstadt developed out of 'Centreville' goes something like this. The current Centerville and our Centreville each had a post offices through which a great deal of mail became confused and mis-delivered. Our town's forefathers, upon applying for formal organization through the state, supposedly decided on the name 'Mittlestadt' or 'Middlestadt,' which means literally 'center city'; somehow the state misread the writing and sent back the papers reading 'Millstadt.' As you can guess, the governing group decided to keep that name as we had several mills at that time and the name fit."


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,794 people, 1,148 households, and 813 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,511.9 people per square mile (971.9/km²). There were 1,196 housing units at an average density of 1,075.2/sq mi (416.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.68% White, 0.25% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.29% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.75% of the population.

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