A Political Subdivision of the State of Missouri ; formed in 1976  to promote and exchange information on the organization, construction and operation of a port system in Jefferson County, Missouri.

© 2014 Jefferson County Port Authority.  All rights reserved. 
P.O. Box 603 (5217 Highway B)
Hillsboro, MO 63050
phone:  636-797-5336  fax: 636-797-5080
The Port Authority began in 1976 with a small group of men and women willing to donate their time to better the business climate of Jefferson County.  As the years went by, these members consistently applied their time and talents to further develop the entire eastern border of Jefferson County that was bounded by the Mississippi River.  

The Perfect Time Has Come

Historically, there had been two major problems to development:  availability of land and viable transportation to nearby Interstate-55.   When the City of Herculaneum received a grant to build a connecting bridge to reach I-55, the project suddenly took on new life.   Soon after, a major land owner, Doe Run Lead Company, began to study alternate production methods that would require a smaller footprint for their operations, thus freeing up some availability to the riverfront property.   At this point, the Jefferson County Port Authority made the smart move to become part of Doe Run's Feasibility Study by acting as a tagalong and broadening the scope of the study to cover various sites of interest on the river.

The Trifecta is Born

The Phase I Feasibility was a success, presenting viable opportunities for port activities in Jefferson County.  As hoped for by the founders in 1976, the perfect confluence of River, Rail, and Road began to form a vision of multiple ports comprising one multimodal Port System for Jefferson County.  


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Jefferson County Port Authority is moving ahead!

Our current focus is on Herculaneum, Missouri, located at mile marker 152.  The site has 4,500 feet of total river frontage, a general cargo dock with conveyor, and 400 acres available for leasing.


Two additional sites available.  The Pevely site has 40 acres available for lease. The Crystal City site has 350 acres for lease.​


But we have bigger plans for the Jefferson County Port Authority.  A detailed look at the sites are included in our Master Plan,  located in the Studies/Reports tab shown above.  

The Master Plan is designed to encompass the unique layout of each site but also includes the flexibility  to meet individual needs of our users.

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For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Janice Luchan at 636-797-6048 or cell phone at 636-208-8209.  Or email her direct at .
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10/8, 11/12, 12/10