Webster Groves, Missouri

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Webster Groves is an inner-ring suburb of St. Louis, located in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. The population was 23,230 at the 2000 census. The city is named after New England politician Daniel Webster.

Webster Groves is one of the more affluent communities in Missouri, ranking 41st in per-capita income. In 2008, Webster Groves ranked ninth in Family Circle Magazine's list of the "Ten Best Cities for Families" in America.[3]

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Geography

Webster Groves is located at 38°35′16″N 90°21′16″W / 38.58778°N 90.35444°W / 38.58778; -90.35444 (38.587702, -90.354366)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.9 square miles (15.3 km²), all of it land.

Webster Groves is bounded on the east by Shrewsbury; on the north by Maplewood, Brentwood and Rock Hill; on the west by Glendale, Oakland, and Crestwood; and on the south by Affton and Marlborough.

History

Webster Groves is approximately ten miles southwest of downtown St. Louis, in an area known to fur trappers and Missouri, Osage and Dakota Indians, until 1802, as the "Dry Ridge."[citation needed] In the early 19th century, this region, once a part of the Louisiana Territory, was changing from Spanish to French ownership and a system of land grants was inaugurated to promote immigration. During the early period of Spanish rule, officials gave land to settlers as a check against the English.[citation needed]

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