Old Jamestown Association

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Old Jamestown Association

St. Louis County, Missouri

Old Jamestown Association (OJA) researches and shares with residents, students, and others the area’s history, unique geological features, events, landmarks, and population; and facilitates communications between residents and the St. Louis County government and neighboring communities.

The Old Jamestown area is bounded by natural streams on the north and south. The Missouri River was the route of the Lewis and Clark expedition and Coldwater Creek was a clear, free flowing stream used by the early Native Americans. The roads bounding the east and west begin in the City of St. Louis and extend from the Halls Ferry Circle to the Missouri River. They were used by early settlers to transport farm produce and merchandise to and from St. Louis.

News and Community

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Jamestown Mall

OJA Zoom Presentation 11/5/2020
I-270 North Website
Learn More About the Census

Flights Over Old Jamestown

We are pleased to share our new videos of the Old Jamestown area taken from a small airplane!

Six videos total, but in three pairs.

OJA 1:  https://youtu.be/XjUvXN8yncU

OJA 2:  https://youtu.be/nBXjKT5RYA0

OJA 3:  https://youtu.be/_pzazIbmzjY

Please read the video descriptions for helpful viewing tips.

Visit YouTube.com and search for our Old Jamestown Association channel.

You are welcome to send comments and questions about our videos to


Kenneth E. Smith

July 19, 1933 - October 10, 2021​

Kenneth E. Smith, 88, died on Sunday, October 10th, surrounded by his family in the home he built nearly 60 years ago. Beloved husband of the late Olga Sarar Smith; father of Dale (Jean), Lynn, Kim, and Mark (Cheri); brother of Wesley (Sue), Donald and Janet (both deceased); grandfather of Margo, Gwen, Silva, Kirk, Moira, Laynie, Collin, and Ava; great-grandfather of Grady and Paige; beloved uncle and friend.


Kind, curious, and creative, he was known to all for his integrity, dry humor, and devotion to his family, church, and community. His life was one of mentorship and service to others. He taught Civil Engineering at Florissant Valley Community College for over 35 years, where in 1984 he received the Underwood Award for “excellence in instruction and a genuine, humanistic concern for students, faculty, staff, and all of education”. He was a founding and active member of St. Andrew United Methodist Church. His leadership of The Old Jamestown Association led to the Karst Protection District for a portion of North County, which was the first time that a significant geological area was identified and singled out for land use and development policy consideration.  He enjoyed hard work (leading to his motto “darkness is for putting the tools away”), the outdoors, and canoeing the Current River with family and friends. He will be missed beyond measure.


We invite you to celebrate his life on Saturday, October 23rd, at St. Andrew U.M.C, (masks required). Reception will begin at 10:00 am, followed by a memorial service at noon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ken and Olga Smith Scholarship Fund, c/o St. Andrew U.M.C., 3975 North US Highway 67, Florissant, MO, 63034 or to The Old Jamestown Association, PO Box 2223, Florissant, MO 63032.


Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.hutchensfuneralhomes.com.

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Mailing Address

Old Jamestown Association

PO Box 2223

Florissant, Missouri 63032-2223