Wellston

The City of Wellston, Missouri is located in northern St Louis County and lies along the western edge of the St Louis city limits. Going west from Downtown St Louis, Wellston is about 25-minute drive via Page Avenue or about a 20-minute drive using Interstate 70 and Kienlen Avenue. The city covers no more than 0.93 total square miles and as of the 2010 census, Wellston’s population was recorded at 2,313.

The city of Wellston has its origins beginning as early as 1909 when the booming region was incorporated as a city. Within three years, a case of “government difficulties” lead to the region dissolving. Not much is known into what lead to the downfall of Wellston’s early incorporation, but the city would once again be reestablished in 1949 after many areas within the Midwest were finally in full recovery after the Great Depression.

It was during this second timeframe that the city earned the name of “Wellston”, which served as a tribute to a notable local 19thh century politician and businessman named Erastus Wells. Born in Jefferson County, New York, Erastus was the only son of farmer, Otis Wells. Otis sadly passed when his son was only 14 years old.

Erastus lived on his father’s farm until the age of 16 when he moved to Watertown, New York and remained there until his early 20s. By this time, he had finally settled into the city of St. Louis where established the first bus line within St. Louis, after taking inspiration by the plentiful amount of lines found in New York. In fact, it was the first of its kind within all areas west of the Mississippi.

Residents of Wellston are served by the Normandy School District.

Traditions

Federal-Mogul Holdings LLC, is located within the city of Wellston. They are a leading global supplier of products and services to the world’s manufacturers and servicers of vehicles and equipment in the automotive, commercial, marine, rail, aerospace, power generation and industrial markets.

Normandy High School was built within the region of Wellston in 1923. The school serves 24 separate municipalities in St. Louis County including unincorporated areas.

The MET Center is located at the southern portion of the city and helps the community through a strategic partnership created to stimulate the economic self-sufficiency of individuals living in low to moderate income communities of the St. Louis region.

Location

Community Contacts

Mayor of Wellston Nathaniel Griffin (314) 553-8000
Councilmembers Linda Garner
LaToya Scott
Crystal Reid
Samuel Shannon
Gracie L. White
Gloria Brown
City Administrator / Clerk Janice Trigg (314) 553-8001
City Attorney Wesley J.C. Bell (314) 553-8000
City Inspector G. Henry Williams (314) 553-8016