Place:O'Fallon, St. Clair, Illinois, United States

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NameO'Fallon
Alt namesO'Fallonsource: WeRelate abbreviation
TypeCity
Coordinates38.592°N 89.912°W
Located inSt. Clair, Illinois, United States
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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O'Fallon is a city in St. Clair County, Illinois, United States, and one of the fastest-growing communities in the Metropolitan St. Louis area. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 28,281. The city is the third largest city in the Metro-East and Southern Illinois. Due to its close proximity to Scott Air Force Base, the population receives a boost from military and federal civilian personnel, defense contractors, and military retirees.

The city center is located approximately two miles east of the intersection of Interstate 64 and U.S. Route 50.

O'Fallon, along with its namesake in St. Charles County, Missouri is part of the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area. This makes O'Fallon (along with the two Troys in Illinois and Missouri) one of the few pairs of like-named municipalities to be part of the same MSA.

History

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Founded in 1854, O'Fallon's namesake comes from Colonel John O'Fallon who was a wealthy gentleman from St. Louis. In downtown O'Fallon, a Baltimore and Ohio Railroad railroad depot was built, which helped put O'Fallon on the map. City lots were platted and sold at a public auction on May 18, 1854. A post office was established the following year and the city began attracting German settlers looking for fertile farming land. On January 27, 1874, O'Fallon was incorporated as a village. On March 14, 1905, the citizens voted for a change to the city form of government. Since its founding, O'Fallon has gained population every year except 1930, when the census showed a net loss of 23 people.

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