Weldon Spring, where the future meets the past
Originally settled by Sioux, Osage, and other Indian tribes, Weldon Spring was first discovered by Europeans around 1541. Before long, it was claimed by La Salle for France, and by Spain by De Soto. In 1615, King Louis XIV of France ordered further exploration of the area. France formally took control of the area in 1682. The Indian tribes and earlier settlers were drawn to the clear stream flowing from the rocky hillside.
In 1790, John Weldon built a log cabin on the hill overlooking the spring. By 1789, John and his brother, Joseph, had obtained 765 acres in a Spanish land grant. During the next century and a half, the area continued to grow.
In the early 1980’s, the town’s growth began to concern the residents of Weldon Spring, who were concerned that their small, rural town would be swallowed by the big city. They banded together, and in 1984, the town of Weldon Spring was incorporated. The town was later upgraded to a Fourth Class City in the State of Missouri.
Portions used with permission from Suburban Journals
Weldon Spring Facts
Median Household Income: $87,998
Median Home Value: $244,100