The City of Ellisville was settled by Captain James Harvey Ferris of Kentucky before 1837. Ellisville was incorporated in 1932. It remained a village until 1957 when voters approved a proposition for the village to become a city. Nestled in the western suburbs of St. Louis County, Missouri, Ellisville is a wonderful community featuring great neighborhoods, highly acclaimed schools, and an outstanding parks and trails system. With St. Louis being 19 miles away, Ellisville offers a quiet and beautiful community. Rockwood School is an AAA-rated School District, Which has one of the lowest crime rates in St. Louis County. As of today, over 9,100 people call The City of Ellisville home.