Place:Saint Charles, Missouri, United States

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St. Charles County is a county located in east-central Missouri in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 360,485, making it the third most populous county in Missouri.

Its county seat is St. Charles. The county was organized October 1, 1812 and named for Saint Charles Borromeo, an Italian cardinal.

St. Charles County is part of the St. Louis Metro Area and contains many of the northern suburbs of St. Louis as well as the more exurban areas.

The wealthiest county in Missouri, St. Charles County is one of the fastest growing counties in the nation. The county is also recognized as very conservative, ranking in the top 100 nationally, and many residents support a gun culture. The county is expected to surpass Johnson County, Kansas by 2014 in total wealth.

St. Charles County includes an important area of vineyards and wineries whose distinction has been nationally recognized. On its rural outer edge along the south-facing bluffs above the Missouri River is an area of numerous wineries, so that SH 94 is sometimes called the Missouri Weinstrasse. The area includes the Augusta AVA, designated in 1980 as the first American Viticultural Area by the federal government.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1804 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1805 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1807 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1808 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1810 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1812 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1820 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1867 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1810 3,505
1820 3,970
1830 4,320
1840 7,911
1850 11,454
1860 16,523
1870 21,304
1880 23,065
1890 22,977
1900 24,474
1910 24,695
1920 22,828
1930 24,354
1940 25,562
1950 29,834
1960 52,970
1970 92,954
1980 144,107
1990 212,907

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External links

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