Town and Country

If you were to stand at the intersection of Clayton and Mason Road and travel back in time to 1886 you may be surprised to find out that you would not be standing in Town and County. Back then Town and Country was known as Altheim, Missouri. 

Altheim was a farming town located along Clayton Road between what is now I-270 to the east and Woods Mill to the west. Just to the south along Mason Road was the one room school house that served Altheim. To the north on Conway Road was the first post office in the area – housed in the Oge log cabin that has been reconstructed at Drace Park. The center of Altheim was near Clayton and Mason Roads where you could find the Fette Tavern, and just to the east was the Altheim Inn that also served as the gathering place for farmers, and where community dances and town meetings were held. Imagine those who resided in the log cabins that are now represented at Drace Park traveling to the Altheim Inn for food, conversation, and commerce.

The City of Town & County expanded its borders with its first major annexation of property to the west. In April 1977 the voters of both the City and the area to be annexed approved a major annexation proposal. This annexation moved the boundary of the City of Town & Country west to include the then Western Electric Manufacturing Company property on Clayton Road, which is now Town & Country Crossing. The boundary was moved north of I-64/40 to include several office developments. This change also included the Principia School property, along with the McGraw Hill property on Manchester Road, which is now Manchester Meadows. This annexation more than doubled the size of the City and added 3,000 people to the city to bring the population to over 5,000.

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