Place:Dardenne Prairie, Saint Charles, Missouri, United States

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NameDardenne Prairie
TypeTown
Coordinates38.754°N 90.731°W
Located inSaint Charles, Missouri, United States


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Dardenne Prairie is a city in St. Charles County, Missouri, United States. The population was 11,494 at the 2010 census.

History

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The town is the namesake of the Dardenne family, early settlers in the Mississippi Valley. Prior to settlement, the area was a prairie, and today has relatively few trees compared to the surrounding lower-lying areas. The town was incorporated in 1983, and was certified as a fourth-class city in 2001. Melissa Witte was its first citizen born there.

Marilyn Field was the first mayor of the town; she served from 2001 until her resignation in 2003. Her term was finished by the President of the Board of Aldermen, Terry Matejka, who served as Mayor Pro Tem until current mayor Pam Fogarty was elected to a two-year term. Fogarty was re-elected as mayor in April 2005, for a four-year term through 2009. The town is in transition from farming to suburban tract development.

In October 2006, controversy focused on Dardenne Prairie after the suicide of Megan Meier, a teenager who committed suicide after internet harassment.

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