About Brentwood, Missouri
Facts, Trivia and useful information
Located within the Central Township district, it originated as a station of the Missouri Pacific Railroad: Brentwood station.
It was named after the person who platted the town: Mr. Brent. This is a Map of the town.
Don't miss its main Route 66 attraction, the former Buckingham’s Restaurant.
>> Check out the RV campground close by, in Fenton
Weather in Brentwood
Rainfall in Brentwood is, on average 41 in. (1.041 mm). The most rainy months are from May through July with more than 4.1 in per month (104 mm). Snow falls from Nov. to Apr.: 17.8 in. (45 cm). Relative humitiy is on average 69.7% roughl the whole year.
Brentwood has four well marked seasons. It is located in the area where humid continental climate shifts towards a humid subtropical climate, so summers are hot and humid while winters are cold. It gets cold Arctic air and hot damp tropical air from the Gulf of Mexico. Spring is wet and may have extreme weather (tornados, thunderstorms and even winter storms). Fall is sunny and less humid, with mild weather.
The average winter high (Jan) is a chilly 39.9°F (4.4°C) and the winter low is on average 23.7°F (-4.6°C). The summer (Jul) average high is 89.1°F (31.7°C) and the average low is 71°F (21.7°C).
Brentwood is inside Missouri's "Tornado Alley" and St. Louis County has around 7 tornados each year.
Tornado Risk: read more about Tornado Risk along U.S. 66.
Getting to Brentwood
Reach Brentwood driving the historic 1926 - 1932 Route 66 now known as Missouri State Highway 100, or use Interstate I-44. I-270, US 50, US 61, I-55 and I-64 cross the area.
Map of Route 66 through Brentwood Missouri
Display Brentwood Route 66 Map
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Below is the color key for Route 66’s alignment in Brentwood:
(for the other parts of Missouri, check the color key in the corresponding city's web page)
Pale Blue: Historic Route 66 alignment west of Gray Summit. East of Gray Summit is the post-1932 road.
Red line or gaps in alignment, is I-40, where it overlaps the old alignment.
Blue and Green show different things which you should check at each town's individual maps. Route 66 segments
Orange: the 1926-32 aligment through St. Louis.
Black: missing segments.
Learn more on the different Route 66's alignments through St. Louis.
Route 66's alignment in Missouri: the Historic Route 66 through Brentwood
Route 66 across Missouri
Historic U.S. highway 66, "Route 66" has been designated as an All-American Road and National Scenic Byway in the state of Missouri.
Click on the following link for a Full description of Route 66 across the state of Missouri.
1926 Map of Route 66 from St. James to St. Louis, Missouri, notice that this first map calls it "US 60", instead of US 66 (read more about this: Route 66 was born as US 60). Brentwood is where the "black" line meets St. Louis city limits.
Route 66 Sights in Brentwood
Landmarks and Places to See
8924 Manchester Rd. Brentwood
Clyde and Mable ann Buckingham opened this restaurant in 1943, by then Route 66 no longer ran down Manchester Rd. (US 50 did). They operated it until the 1960s when they sold it.
The building still stands, but is no longer a restaurant.
Buckingham's Restaurant, postcard 1946, Brentwood MO
Buckingham's building nowadays, Brentwood MO
Banner image: Dead Man's Curve, Laguna New Mexico by Perla Eichenblat.