Since 1769, St. Charles, Missouri, a restored historic city on the Missouri River, has been welcoming visitors to its shores. Founded by French Canadian fur trader Louis Blanchette, the city was named Les Petites Cotes, (“The Little Hills”), which later evolved into Saint Charles. The town regularly welcomed guests from many nations and grew into an important trading center for countless pioneers. Because of its strategic location on the Missouri River and its entrance to the western territory known as the Louisiana Purchase, it was a critical destination for tens of thousands of travelers.
Today, over 65,000 people call St. Charles their home. The City of St. Charles is headquarters for Aspect, Our365, RX System, NewCo Enterprises, Patriot Machine, and Client Services and home to the regional offices of Coca Cola Enterprises, Sysco, and American Freightways.