Fenton in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The incorporation of Fenton in 1874 was intended to bring law and order to the 150 resident settlement. Until then the place had a colorful reputation attributed to fights having been fueled in the local saloon between local woodcutters and visiting cattle drovers. Religion achieved what politics could not: Fenton settled down. No elections were held for the next 70 years and the population remained low, reaching only 230 in 1937. Fenton was re-incorporated in 1959 with a population of 300.
Today Fenton is a flourishing, industrial and expanding residential city with a promising future.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1819.
Location. 38° 30.872′ N, 90° 26.153′ W. Marker is in Fenton, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is at the intersection of Water Street and Ferry Street, on the right when Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 668 Larkin Williams Rd, Fenton MO 63026, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Era of Abuse Through Use (here, next to this marker); Early Visitors (here, next to this marker); Crossing the River (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Meramec River Greenway - Fenton City Park (approx. Ύ mile away); Fallen Heroes Memorial (approx. Ύ mile away); Meramec River Greenway - Winter Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); George Greenamyer (American, born 1939) (approx. 2.3 miles away); Geoffrey Krawzyck (American, born 1978) (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fenton.
Also see . . . Fenton, Missouri on Wikipedia. As of the 2010 census, the city has over 4,000 residents. (Submitted on March 26, 2022, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 26, 2022, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 80 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 26, 2022, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.