Defiance Real Estate

Defiance is a small town located just about 40 miles West of St Louis.  It has been dubbed the “The Gateway to Missouri Wine Country“, and with good reason as the region is known for having some of the best vineyards in the Midwest.   See all the current Defiance MLS listings below, or read more about living in Defiance.  If you'd rather you can also search by map.

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Living in Defiance, MO

There are various places of importance in close proximity to Defiance; they are the Yellow Farmhouse Vineyard and Winery, Historic Daniel Boone Home and Boonesfield Village, and Frisella Nursery. Many people travel to this area to visit the historic site of Daniel Boone’s home.  This old home was constructed in the early 1800’s and has thick limestone walls. Listed as a home on the National Register of Historic Places, this extraordinary site is often frequented by those new to the area.  Today, this village is owned and run by the Lindenwood University.  It is one of the great sites that depict life in this time period and give a glimpse into the American frontier experience.

History of Defiance

Around the turn of the century, the little town of Defiance, MO was formed. This area had no name but big plans, as the Katy Railroad began installing a rail system through this region. The unnamed town needed a title with its progress and plans for further development.  Town officials wanted to use the name Parsons, after the man who laid the railroad. The name was quickly turned down due to another town on the Katy Line with the same label.  The Matson Brothers tried to stop the progress in this town, and thus the town was named “Defiance” because they defied the Matson’s and allowed progress to continue.

Defiance Schools

There are no local schools in Defiance due to the small nature of this community. Students living in this area attend the Warrenton school district. There are five public schools that are divided by age groups K-12th.  There are five elementary schools, two middles schools and one high school in Warrenton. Each of the elementary schools has around 450 students and the high school has 930.  The class sizes are rather small with 15 students per teacher.  By having smaller class sizes, Warrenton can ensure that their students are getting a quality education and get the one-on-one interaction that they need.

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