Community Profile


The Middle of the Mitten

St. Louis is the Geographic Center of the Lower Peninsula, and commonly referred to as "The Middle of the Mitten."
In 2009, long time local residents Walter and Beulah Case donated a 5" x 8" bronze plaque that was placed on a historic stone marker in Clapp Park and the blue sign above hangs in Clapp Park easily visible to travelers on M-46, reminding them that they are visiting the middle of the lower peninsula.
The plaque reads, "Sidney S. Hastings placed this stone here in 1876 to mark the geographical center of lower Michgian."
St. Louis citizens enjoy many features of their community that help provide a high quality of life. The St. Louis Public Schools have never failed to pass a bond issue and their facilities are some of the very best in Mid- Michigan, while quality health care is available nearby and there is a successful business community that provides for all citizens day to day needs. There are many housing options available for various age groups and the area is home to many active service related and other non-profit organizations.



St. Louis Public Schools, through the direction of a strategic plan, offer traditional values taught in state-of-the-art facilities using modern teaching methods.  The newly constructed high school along with the renovated middle and elementary buildings have all had a positive impact in keeping the school system one of the few in the state that meet the rigid standards for North Central Accreditation K-12.  Advanced placement classes offer students the opportunity to receive college credit while still in high school.  Long distance learning in the Interactive Television classroom allows students, teachers, and community people to take classes and interact with others throughout the United States.  In addition to all of the technology and classes at the local district, a modern Career-Technical Center is available to those students that are interested in an advanced technical education before leaving high school.  Students taking classes at the Area Center also have the opportunity to receive college credit before graduating from high school.



An excellent staff, modern teaching strategies, small class size, new facilities and state-of-the-art technology, all result in an outstanding educational opportunity at St. Louis Public Schools.  The St. Louis District also serves as the center for the Gratiot-Isabella Regional Education Service District Hearing Impaired Program.
The staff and community recognize the need for extending the school day beyond the traditional classroom.  Learning takes place in a variety of environments.  The following programs and organizations are available to St. Louis High School students. 

Student Council


Varsity Club


Computer Competition

Cross Country





Fine Arts Competition

Pom Pon

Model United Nations


Industrial Arts Competition


Language Arts Competition


Marching Band


Jazz Band

Pep Club

Quiz Bowl

Drama Performance

Science Competition

Business Professionals of America

Talent Show

National Honor Society


Future Homemakers

Spanish Club




In addition to the activities listed, classes K-12 use the community to better understand how to apply what is being taught.  There is an excellent working relationship between the school, local government, and employers in the area.

St. Louis Public Schools Home Page

Health Care


The St. Louis community has excellent medical facilities available. We are served by an area hospital providing a full range of care.

Mid Michigan Medical Center - Gratiot
300 Warwick Drive, Alma, MI 48801
(989) 463-1101

Mid Michigan Medical Center, located approximately five miles west of St. Louis, is a 142-bed acute care facility. What began as a rural community hospital has grown into a Network of Care, providing a multitude of quality health care services in 18 cities throughout Michigan. Specialty services include: a 24-hour emergency department; laboratory; diagnostic imaging; rehabilitation... physical, occupational, speech & recreational therapy and a comprehensive inpatient unit. surgery services (inpatient and outpatient); obstetrics/nursery unit and obstetrics/gynecology specialists; pediatrics unit and specialists; cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation; cardiopulmonary; mental health services (inpatient and outpatient); Pine River Recovery Center (addiction medicine); Family Medical Care Centers; Renal Dialysis Centers and Nephrology specialists; The Walk-In Clinic; Sleep Disorder Center; Mid-Michigan Gratiot Cancer Center (offering both radiation and medical oncology); Home Medical Equipment; Home Care/Hospice/LIFELINE; Pain Management Network; OHS in two locations (including travel immunization clinic), a multi-speciality medical staff; and Speaker's Bureau. At Gratiot Health System, we care for you every step of the way!

A First Responders Team and a state-of-the-art advanced Life Support ambulance system provide around-the-clock emergency care. St. Louis is home to two of the finest health centers in the area. Schnepp Health Care Center  ((989) 681-5721) has been family owned and operated since 1978, and offers a clean and modern facility with an outstanding staff. Pine River Healthcare Center  ((989) 681-2124) has a specialized Alzheimer's unit along with 24-hour skilled nursing care.

Gratiot Medical Center Home Page


The City of St. Louis has a wide variety of businesses in the service, industrial, retail, housing, and restaurant sectors.  To view a complete list of  businesses located in the city limits CLICK HERE


Church organizations are a vital part of the close knit community of friends and family in St. Louis. Christians Caring for Community (CCC) is a group of volunteers devoted to serving the community. Projects include maintaining flower gardens throughout the City, building a gazebo in Clapp Park, hosting an ice cream social that has live gospel entertainment and supervising an annual citywide cleanup.
Name of Church                              Address                       Phone (989)

Church of Christ

1075 W. Monroe Rd.


Church of the Nazarene

1001 W. Washington Ave.


Coe Church of Christ 10152 E. Coe Rd. 681-3185

First Baptist Church

120 Michigan Ave.


First Church of God

520 W. Olive Rd.


First United Methodist

116 S. Franklin St.


Free Methodist Church

107 W. State Rd.


Full Gospel Pent. Church

620 S. Main St.


Good Shepherd Ev. Lutheran 7400 Begole Rd. 463-3056

Mt. St. Joseph Catholic Church

605 S. Franklin St.


Parkside Assembly of God

126 E. Saginaw St.


Reach Out For Christ

205 N. Mill St.


Resurrection Life Church

714 S. Main St.


Riverbend Baptist Church

705 Whitney Pl.


St. Louis Holiness Church

960 E. Monroe Rd.





Gratiot Community Senior Center/American Legion Post #256


The Gratiot Community Senior Center is located at 1329 Michigan Avenue in St. Louis. Hours are from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Lunch is served Monday through Friday at 12:00 noon.

The Senior Center has many programs and activities designed for Senior Citizens 60 years of age and over. The Center relies on contributions to help with operating costs which include utility payments, grounds care, maintenance expenses and the on-going cost of keeping the Center open daily. The Center does not receive grant funds for maintenance cost and therefore donations are very important.

If you have any questions contact Jamie Bolsby at (989) 681-4341 or write to:

Gratiot Community Senior Center
P.O. Box 205
St. Louis, MI 48880

City of St. Louis Aerial Photos

 © 2005 - 2021   City of St. Louis, Michigan Design by New Moon Visions ~ Site by AccuNet Web Service.