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ⓘ St. James, Missouri




St. James, Missouri
                                     

ⓘ St. James, Missouri

The settlement was originally known as Big Prairie because of its location on the natural prairie of that name in the area. In 1859, when a man by the name of John Wood anticipated the extension of the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway, the settlement became known for a short time as Scioto, named after the town of Scioto, Ohio, where many of the towns early settlers originated. In 1860, the town was named St. James to honor Thomas James, who came from Ohio and created the Meramec Iron Works. The town was intended as a shipping point for the Meramec Iron Works, which had been shipping its products by wagon train. The James Foundation, a charitable organization she founded, was responsible for the St. James City Park and the James Memorial Library, as well as Maramec Spring Park. The City of St. James now owns both the park and the public library.

Mayme Ousley, the first woman to be elected mayor in the state of Missouri, was the first elected mayor of St. James in 1921. City hall was named for her in 2013.

In Maramec iron works district, St. James Church, and Verkamp shelter listed on the National register of historic places.

                                     
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