Wellston’s Beginnings

Wellston began as a transportation hub for the nearby City of St. Louis. Learn more by exploring the following pages:

Early Beginnings: The St. Charles Road & the Gateway to the Santa Fe Trail

The Landed Gentry: Kienlen and Wells Establish Estates

Erastus Wells: The Father of St. Louis Mass Transit – and of Wellston

The Wells Homestead Subdivision: A Community Is Born

Suburban Gardens: Recreation and Amusement

To Incorporate – or Not to Incorporate: The Question That Divided a Community