Warrenton is a city in Warren County, Missouri, United States. It is the county seat of Warren County. Warrenton is located in the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area. Warrenton’s slogan is “A City for All Seasons.”Warrenton had its start in the 1830s as a planned community which was to hold the county seat. The community took its name from Warren County. A post office called Warrenton has been in operation since 1836.
Warrenton has direct access to both rail and interstate traffic via Interstate 70. Manufacturing consists of light industry, a copper foundry which is no longer run, and several quarries in the area. The town’s primary sources of external revenue are service facilities for travellers. A notable company in Warrenton is Holland-Binkley. Warren County R-III School District is the largest employer in Warren County. Warrenton will also add a new overpass in hopes of reviving their outlet mall that once flourished.
Warrenton and the adjacent city of Truesdale, Missouri are home to the Warren County R-III School District, which is fully accredited in the state of Missouri. The district currently has five buildings: Warrenton High School, Daniel Boone Elementary, Warrior Ridge Elementary and Black Hawk Middle School. The Warren County R-III School District central office is also on the Black Hawk/Daniel Boone campus. Warrenton is also home to Holy Rosary School, a small Catholic school serving children in Kindergarten through eighth grade.