St. Louis County has 90 municipalities.
It’s a fact we’ve heard casually thrown into news stories over the past few months, with little explanation as to how St. Louis County came to be a hodge-podge of towns. In this episode of We Live Here, we talk to Esley Hamilton, a preservationist for St. Louis County Parks, who explains why there are so many municipalities in the region.
Within this system of municipalities, people are largely divided — white, black, rich and poor. They rarely live next to each other.