Fenton is in St. Louis County along Interstate 44, 20 minutes from St. Louis and has a robust history. The Fenton area has been inhabited for over 900 years. The earliest proof of ancient dwellers was excavated from the "Fenton Mounds", two conical, earthen burial mounds located near the southwestern border of Fenton. Diagnostic pottery shards from the mounds indicate they date from the Mississippian times, A.D. 1050 - 1400.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.38 square miles and a population of 4,022 as of the 2010 census.
There are several major corporations in the City of Fenton including The Nooter Corporation—makers of industrial equipment, Ungroup— who own United Van Lines and Mayflower Transit, Wolff Shoe, Maritz, and the Fabick Tractor Company—a Caterpillar construction equipment dealer. Retail Technology Group, a major national Point-Of-Sale supplier And nearby in Jefferson County is the Joyce Meyer Ministries.
For recreation, Fenton is home to some of the most prestigious youth soccer clubs in the nation. The St. Louis Soccer Park is located along the Meramec river in Fenton and hosts multiple professional and semi-professional soccer matches. St. Louis Soccer Park is home to SLSG, a soccer academy founded and coached by Scott Gallagher.
In addition, Fenton is also home to the Fenton Athletic Association.
The City of Fenton is called the "City of Parks" due to its widespread park and recreation system. Fenton has seven fully developed parks on 350 plus acres including soccer fields, ball diamonds, sand volleyball courts, basketball courts, tennis courts, playgrounds, fishing ponds, and roughly three miles of bike and pedestrian paths.
The parks include: Fenton City Park, Fenton Meramec Greenway, Bud Weil Memorial Park, Olde Towne Plaza Riverside Park, Valiant Park, and Westside Park.
The recreation center of Fenton is known as the Riverchase of Fenton Recreation Center. It hosts many programs and activities for members and guests to maintain a healthy lifestyle as well as numerous special events throughout the year for patrons of all ages. The state-of-the-art facility has a 5,694-square foot fitness center (includes indoor walking track), complete with cardio machines, weight machines, swimming pools, and a basketball court.
Fenton has many major stores such as Lowes, Target, Walmart along with numerous smaller neighborhood stores for your shopping convenience. Don’t forget about the many dining establishments ready to serve you.
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