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Press Releases - 2012:
AED Life Saving Team Recognized
Biggest Loser Contest: Kirkwood vs Webster
Bradford Tree Removal
Human Rights Essay Contest 2012 Announced
Human Rights Essay Contest Winners Announced
Louise Marcolla Recognized
One Book, One Kirkwood
Bill Ruppert Honored as Advocate of the Year
Press Releases - 2011:
Craig Woods Approved as Historic
Drug Take-Back October 2011
Financial Reporting Award 2011
HRC Symposium on Diversity 2011
Kirkwood Electric RP3 Award
KUFC Advocate Award 2011
MDC Arbor Award of Excellence
Public Safety Informational Classes
Tennis Courts Re-Opened
Water Stewardship Award
Press Releases - 2010:
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History and Demographics
Kirkwood, Missouri, was founded in 1853 and today occupies nine square miles, with a population of 27,324 (per the 2000 Census). Located in Southwestern St. Louis County, Kirkwood boasts high property values, quality public and private schools, safe neighborhoods and exceptional City services. Kirkwood is home to more than 300 acres of park land, from a large central park that includes an aquatic center, ice rink, outdoor amphitheater, ball fields, tennis courts, picnic sites, and playground areas, to smaller neighborhood parks as well as the historic Quinette Cemetery, believed to be the oldest African-American cemetery west of the Mississippi.
As the first planned suburb west of the Mississippi River, Kirkwood was an early suburban commuter railroad community, named after James Pugh Kirkwood, the engineer in charge of locating, surveying and building the railroad. The City is home to the beautiful, historic Kirkwood Train Station, located in the heart of downtown. Built in 1893, the train station is on the National Register of Historic Places, was purchased by the City in 2003, and is staffed entirely by volunteers. For more information about the station and Amtrak passenger travel through Kirkwood, visit the Train Station page.