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Welcome to Festus ...

The city of Festus is located in Jefferson County<1>.

The location of Festus has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Festus has a population of 12,036 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Festus.

Festus is 460 feet [140 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Festus lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Festus lies within the (636) area code.

The ZIP code for Festus: 63028<5>

Websites for Festus ...

Official Website:   www.cityoffestus.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.twincity.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Festus had an population of 12,036 people. This is an increase of 3.74% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 24.6% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Festus had a population of 11,602 people (which is 5.3% of the total population of Jefferson County). This makes Festus the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Festus represents 0.19% of the population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 63rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 11,602 people, the population of Festus increased 20.1% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 9,660 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Festus.

Adding Festus to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Festus in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Festus elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Festus on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Festus ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Festus - they are located in Florida and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Festus.

Communities near Festus ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Festus.

  • Arnold [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnold
    • Arnold [Jefferson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Festus
    • Estimated population in 2019: 21,091 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arnold have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnold
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arnold<7>
  • Waterloo [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterloo
    • Waterloo [Monroe County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Festus
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,578 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterloo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterloo<7>
  • Columbia [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
    • Columbia [Monroe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Festus
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,513 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<7>
  • De Soto [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Soto
    • De Soto [Jefferson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Festus
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,345 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Soto
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for De Soto<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hillsboro [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsboro
      • Hillsboro [Jefferson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Festus
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,292 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsboro<7>
    • Byrnes Mill [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byrnes Mill
      • Byrnes Mill [Jefferson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Festus
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,002 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Byrnes Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byrnes Mill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Byrnes Mill<7>
    • Valmeyer [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valmeyer
      • Valmeyer [Monroe County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Festus
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,248 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valmeyer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valmeyer<7>
    • Olympian Village [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olympian Village
      • Olympian Village [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Festus
      • Estimated population in 2019: 752 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olympian Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olympian Village
    • Prairie du Rocher [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie du Rocher
      • Prairie du Rocher [Randolph County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Festus
      • Estimated population in 2019: 558 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie du Rocher have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Prairie du Rocher has also been known as:
      • Prairie du Rocher village
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie du Rocher
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prairie du Rocher<7>
    • Bloomsdale [Sainte Genevieve County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomsdale
      • Bloomsdale [Sainte Genevieve County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Festus
      • Estimated population in 2019: 555 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloomsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomsdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bloomsdale<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Festus. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Festus.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Festus. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Festus.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Festus. Our list includes 13 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Festus.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Festus ...

Looking for more information about Festus? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Festus, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Festus.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Festus: www.cityoffestus.org/

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcomo.org/

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Jefferson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Festus.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Festus - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Festus). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Festus or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Festus) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Festus. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Festus

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Festus. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2206, Longitude: -90.4093       In this case, the coordinates for Festus have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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