O’Fallon Business Signs
O’Fallon is a city located in the eastern and central-most portions of the present-day U.S. state of Missouri. Prior to meddling by those of European descent, this area had been inhabited for thousands of years. In fact, this area was a hub for Mississippian Culture and there was a major city, now known as the Cahokia Mounds, in the region, which was active from 900 AD to 1500 AD. Following the Mississippian Culture, other Native cultures made the area their home, such as the Siouan-speaking Osage and the Illiniwek peoples. As for the city of O’Fallon, Missouri specifically, it was founded by Nicholas Krekel in 1856. O’Fallon, Missouri was named after John O’Fallon, who was the President of the North Missouri Railroad. The city of O’Fallon, Missouri was officially incorporated on the 25th of September 1912.
Today, according to a 2017 estimate by the U.S. Census Bureau, the city of O’Fallon, Missouri currently has a total population of 87,597 people. This makes it the seventh most populous city in the entire state of Missouri. Additionally, the city of O’Fallon, Missouri is also considered part of the St. Louis metropolitan area. According to a later estimate by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2018, the St. Louis metropolitan area has a total population of 2,807,338 people. This makes it the second most populous metropolitan area in the state of Missouri and the 20th most populous metropolitan area in the entire United States of America.
According to CNN’s Money Magazine, the city of O’Fallon, Missouri was the 39th “Best 100 Places to Live” – by 2010, the city was the 26th “Best Place to Live.” Evidently, quality of life has been improving within the city of O’Fallon, Missouri these past few years. Today, Mastercard has a major economic presence within the city. In the past, companies with major economic presences within the city of O’Fallon, Missouri included Venture Stores and Shell Oil Company. Both of these companies no longer have presences within the area. Elsewhere in O’Fallon, Missouri’s bustling economy, Lou Fusz Automotive Dealership in O’Fallon “won the 2012 State of Missouri Bid Contract for Police vehicles for the second year in a row.”
Beyond economics, however, the city of O’Fallon, Missouri boasts several sites of note. These sites of note include a number of parks such as Dames Park, Fort Zumwalt Park, Knaust Park, O’Fallon Sports Park, and Westhoff Park. Elsewhere within the city of O’Fallon, Missouri is St. Mary’s Institute of O’Fallon, otherwise known as the Motherhouse for the Congregation of the Sisters of the Adoration of the Most Precious Blood. St. Mary’s Institute of O’Fallon, which is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and considered a U.S. Historic District, is a historic convent and school. Originally built in 1874 by the architect Henry Kister in the Gothic and Colonial Revival schools of architecture, St. Mary’s had several additions added to it all the way up through 1997.
As for professional sports teams, O’Fallon, Missouri is home to one: Baseball’s Frontier League’s River City Rascals, who play their home games at CarShield Field. The Rascals have two league championships to their names.
Any chance you might be the lucky owner of a small business in and/or around the O’Fallon, Missouri area? Have you ever thought about starting up such an adventurous endeavor? Well – you don’t need to look any further! Below, we have provided potential small business owners such as yourself with the kinds of resources you may need in order to achieve the potential of all your small business dreams:
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