CITY OF O'FALLON
O’Fallon has a rich heritage with deep roots. In 1854, the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad built a depot named O’Fallon Station—in honor of one of St. Louis’s prominent businessmen—in the heart of the present historic district. The railroad has always played an important role in the history of the community.
It was during the nineteenth century that German immigrant farmers and businessmen settled the community. Rich coalfields were discovered near O’Fallon in the mid-1800s and it, too, is an important thread in the city’s historic tapestry.
Today, O’Fallon is known as one of the fastest growing communities in the Metropolitan St. Louis area, and has earned a reputation as a great place to visit and an even greater place to call home. We are a diverse, charming community of hardworking residents, including personnel from nearby Scott Air Force Base.
There are many reasons to live in O’Fallon, over 30,000 in fact. They are the friendly neighbors who are proud to call this city their home. The community enjoys both business and residential growth, while it has also managed to maintain its small-town appeal. We pride ourselves in living in a community that really cares about our friends and neighbors. Whether you are just visiting or thinking of joining us, we welcome you to O’Fallon and hope your stay is a most pleasant one.
VILLAGE OF SHILOH
In 1807, the community of Shiloh was known as “Three Springs” because there were three abundant springs at the foot of a hill where church camp meetings were held. This assembly inspired construction of the log Shiloh Meeting House, which is where Shiloh and Shiloh Valley names originated. Shiloh was officially organized as a village in 1905.
Miners and farmers settled the area. Most were immigrants who valued education, so fittingly, Shiloh had the first one-room schoolhouse and the first library in St. Clair County.
Today, people who live and work in the Village of Shiloh continue to enjoy the beautiful valleys that attracted the first settlers. They know the simple pleasures of small-town life, but at the same time, they enjoy all the benefits of a thriving metropolis. A community of nearly 13,000 people, Shiloh offers a number of educational, dining, shopping and recreational activities. These include community dances, sporting events, numerous restaurants, shops, golf courses and an annual picnic. Shiloh is the place to be—a place you can call home.