Ellisville is a city in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States within Greater St. Louis. It is a western outer-ring suburb of St. Louis. The population was 9,133 at the 2010 census.
In 2009, Money magazine ranked Ellisville #25 on the annual Best Places to Live in America list.
Ellisville was settled by Captain James Harvey Ferris of Kentucky before 1837. He brought slaves with him when he settled his property south of Manchester and west of Kiefer Creek Road, and it was here the house that became known as the "Ellis House" was constructed. The bricks used for construction of the house were handmade by the slaves; it was also called the "Brick Place" for this reason.
Captain Ferris sold the house to Vespasian Ellis, a newspaper editor in St. Louis. The Old School Democrat, the Native American Bulletin, the Washington Temperance Paper, and The Native American were among Ellis' work.