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Valley Park
Saint Louis County, Missouri


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Statistics & Facts

The Missouri state capital is Jefferson City.
The population of Valley Park is approximately 4,165 (1990), 6942 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,845 (1990), 2974 (2010).
The amount of land area in Valley Park is 6.573 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.368 sq kilometers.
The distance from Valley Park to Washington DC is 764 miles.
The distance to the Missouri state capital is 96 miles. (as the crow flies)
Valley Park is positioned 38.55 degrees north of the equator and 90.48 degrees west of the prime meridian.


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Valley Park City Government

Valley Park City Hall
320 Benton St
Valley Park, MO 63088-1706
Phone: 314-225-5171

Valley Park Fire Dept
55 Crescent Ave
Valley Park, MO 63088-1104
Phone: 314-225-4288

Valley Park Historical Events

1894, January 17
Site of 1st Lynching in St. Louis County
John Buckner, a black laborer and ex-convict from Vandover Rd., was publicly hanged at about 5 am from the Old Wagon Bridge in Valley Park on the night of January 17, 1894--after being taken by a mob of about 100 Valley Park citizens from Clayton and Manchester Law enforcement. This first lynching in St. Louis County was over the rape and assault of a Black resident and the attempted rape of a teenage white resident. There was no investigation of his death, and the Saint Louis Coroner's office labeled his death a suicide.

To this day, there is no mention of this incident in traditional histories of the city, nor is there any record of this event at Valley Park's City Hall or Library. The bridge was swept away in November 1915 during one of the worst floods Valley Park had ever seen. The site is now approx. 25 yrd's west of Hwy. 141.

Valley Park Libraries

Webster Groves Public Library
301 E Lockwood Ave
Webster Groves, MO 63119-3102
Phone: 314-961-3784

Valley Park Schools

Apprende Private School
1000 Saint Louis Ave
Valley Park, MO 63088-1936
Phone: 314-225-5485

Evangel Christian School
625 Meramec Station Rd
Valley Park, MO 63088-1132
Phone: 314-394-9793

Sacred Heart School
12 Ann Ave
Valley Park, MO 63088-1606
Phone: 314-225-0341

Valley Park School
356 Meramec Station Rd
Valley Park, MO 63088-1529
Phone: 314-225-4151

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