possesses all the special qualities of a small town. Churches,
restaurants, bank, Realtor, mortgage lender, hair stylist,
post office and a deli/market that also serves as the local
hub are all within a few blocks of each other. United Methodist
Church on Washington Street and Pilgrim
United Church of Christ on Third Street are within walking
distance of the main street. Labadie is home to Old Bethel
Church. It was built in 1868 and was actively used until 1891,
when the Methodist Church was built in Labadie. After that
time, Old Bethel was just used for funerals and special occasions.
It has never had electricity or running water.
and dedicated fire
department provides emergency service. There is a public
elementary school in town or a private day school in nearby
St. Albans. Whether your interest is horse farms or crop farming
or just rocking on the porch, you can find it in Labadie.
Small town community
spirit is shared at various times of the year. Fall is a special
time in Labadie. As the leaves turn, you can take part in
the Chili Cook-Off or Plow Days or the Halloween Bonfire.
Christmas means it’s time for the Old Bethel Candlelight
Christmas program, a treasured tradition for Labadie. Spring
and summer offer their own activities including Labadie Days
Picnic when the town celebrates with an old-fashioned parade,
games, food, and fun for all. Check the news
and events page for specific dates and times.
(compiled by Sandra
The town of Labadie (as it is spelled today), was established
June 7, 1855. Flavius J. North is credited for platting out
the Original Town of Labaddie. The land was originally a Spanish
Land Grant given to Sylester Labbadie, Jr. in 1800.
Jr. was born February 19, 1779. Sylvester Labaddie, Jr. married
Victoire Gratiot. They had 3 children, the second of which
was a son (who died at the age of 15 months.) Sylvester Labaddie,
Jr. was in the milling business, and also engaged in the fur
trade. The American Fur Trade on the Missouri River was started
in 1807. Trading posts were needed along the Missouri River
to keep the natives pacified and the river open to traffic.
The St. Louis, Missouri Fur Company was organized between
Also with the name
of Labaddie was Point Labaddie which was attempted to be settled
as early as 1798, but the few inhabitants were driven away
by Indians in 1801 or 1802. In 1824, it was called Point Labaddie,
then sometime between 1824 and 1841 it was called Tucker's
Gap (in 1841, it became Gray's Summit, and Gray Summit-which
is south of Labadie) and Isle of Labaddie (an island at the
mouth of Labaddie Creek in 1795.) With the many changes in
the Missouri River there is no island there today.