Saint Clair, Missouri

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Saint Clair is a city in Franklin County, Missouri, United States. The population was 4,390 at the 2000 census.



Saint Clair is located at 38°20′59″N 90°58′58″W / 38.34972°N 90.98278°W / 38.34972; -90.98278 (38.349654, -90.982812)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.1 km²), of which, 3.1 square miles (8.1 km²) of it is land and 0.32% is water.


William Kerr founded the city in 1859. It is named after a railroad engineer surnamed Saint Clair. The city was originally known as Travelers Repose. Today it has the distinction of being one of the towns along the Historic Route 66. It is also well known in the area as having two water towers, facetiously labeled "Hot" and "Cold," respectively.

High School Athletics

Football has played a significant role in school sports with two Missouri State Semi-Final appearances in 1987 and 2004. Former coach Brian Robbins coached the team to 3 District Titles in 2002, 2004, and 2005. One notable player, Justin Skaggs, went on to player in the National Football League as a backup and the Arena Football League as a starter.

Recently, basketball has also been successful with two consecutive State Quarterfinal appearances in 2007 and 2008.

The track team has also been successful by winning the Missouri State Championship in 2009.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,390 people, 1,765 households, and 1,143 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,404.3 people per square mile (541.5/km²). There were 1,900 housing units at an average density of 607.8/sq mi (234.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.45% White, 0.75% African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.71% of the population.

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