Ladue is an inner-ring suburb of St. Louis, located in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 8,521.
Ladue has the highest median household income of any city in Missouri with a population over 1,000.
The Ladue School District serves all of Ladue and part of Frontenac, Olivette, Town and Country, and Creve Coeur. The Ladue School District is home to the elementary schools Conway, Old Bonhomme, Reed, and Spoede. Ladue Horton Watkins High School is the only high school in the district and is located in Ladue. As of the 2015-2016 academic year, Ladue High School had an enrollment of 1,301 students.
Ladue is home to two of St. Louis’ private high schools, the John Burroughs School and Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School (MICDS).
The Headquarters Branch of the St. Louis County Library is located in Ladue on Lindbergh Boulevard (US 67).
Ladue began as a farming community St. Louis County suburb. After St. Louis City ejected St. Louis County in 1876, Ladue was known as ranges 4 and 5 of “Township 45,” with Clayton being the political hub. Original Township 45 farming families included the Dennys, Dwyers, Conways, McCutcheons, McKnights (all Irish), Litzsinger, von Schraders, Spoedes, Luedloffs, Muellers, Seigers Per 1868 Pitzman map of St. Louis</ref>, as well as 1878 and 1909 maps of St. Louis County</ref> (all German), LaDues (French), Warsons, Lays, Barnes, Prices, and Watsons (all English). Once automobiles replaced horse and wagon as the primary mode of transportation, farmers in the area began selling portions of their land to city workers who wished to live outside of the urban setting. Three small villages (Village of LaDue, Village of Deer Creek, and the Village of McKnight) merged in 1936 to become what is now known as Ladue. Ladue was named from Ladue Road, the main thoroughfare in the area that led from St. Louis City to wealthy entrepreneur Peter Albert LaDue’s large property at the current intersection of Warson Road and Ladue Road (including St. Louis Country Club). Peter Albert LaDue was born in Kinderhook, New York, in 1821, a descendant of Pierre LaDoux, who arrived from France in the 1600s. He arrived in Saint Louis about 1848 and later became a prominent attorney, alderman, and banker and land speculator.
City of Ladue, Missouri
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