Wellston, Missouri

related topics
{household, population, female}
{city, population, household}

Wellston is a city in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States, along the northwest border of the City of St. Louis. The population was 2,460 at the 2000 census.



Wellston was incorporated as a city in 1909; due to "government difficulties" the city was dissolved three years later, only to be reestablished in 1949.[3] The city was named for Erastus Wells. [4]

During the early 1900s, the Wagner Electric Company, a manufacturer of small motors for appliances and transformers began development along Plymouth Avenue in Wellston, growing to occupy the entire block and providing 4,500 jobs during World War I.[3] North of the Wagner site, ABEX Corporation built a steel foundry that began operation in 1923.[3]

In 1982 ABEX moved out of its Wellston location; the next year, the Wagner Electric Company closed its doors.[3] After closure, it took 22 years, and millions of dollars in tax credits and development grants, for the St. Louis County Economic Council to demolish five buildings and clean up 15 acres (6.1 ha) of the Wagner brownfield land along the MetroLink so that it could be made marketable as the Plymouth Industrial Park.[5]


Wellston is located at 38°40′22″N 90°17′32″W / 38.67278°N 90.29222°W / 38.67278; -90.29222 (38.672851, -90.292237)[6].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²), all of it land.


Wellston has several major roads within its boundaries, including Missouri Route 180, Missouri Route 340, SR-D, and Skinker Parkway.

Full article ▸

related documents
Braymer, Missouri
Almont, North Dakota
Essex, Missouri
Marlow, Oklahoma
Waynoka, Oklahoma
Woodland Mills, Tennessee
Tangent, Oregon
Wallowa, Oregon
Brocket, North Dakota
Dewey, Oklahoma
Crump, Tennessee
Northwest, North Carolina
Taylor, North Dakota
Dawson Springs, Kentucky
Pleasant View, Tennessee
Camden Point, Missouri
Yoncalla, Oregon
Dwight, North Dakota
Plainview, Tennessee
River Heights, Utah
Bantry, North Dakota
North Powder, Oregon
Yutan, Nebraska
Monroe, Oregon
Pleasant Valley, West Virginia
Leroy, Texas
Grace City, North Dakota
Westfir, Oregon
Loretto, Tennessee
Wallis, Texas