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Old 02-07-2014, 12:34 PM
Location: St. Louis
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Originally Posted by Hazel W View Post
I don't now where Berkeley is but is it possible that someone is using the USPS codes? I live far from the city but my mailing address is "St Louis". People living in Crestwood, Sunset Hills, many other cities all use "St Louis" as their mailing address. Very confusing. I have even run into companies whose computers showed that I was giving them a wrong address since 63126 is not in St Louis. That takes explaining before they'll accept my address.
If your ZIP code starts with 631 the city name is "St. Louis" regardless of whether it's actually in the City or not. This is true whether you live in an incorporated city or in unincorporated St. Louis County. I've heard several explanations as to why this is the case, but that's just the way it is.

For example, I went to two different stores at the Galleria one time (ZIP code 63117). One of my receipts said Richmond Heights and the other one said St. Louis. Both are correct as far as the USPS is concerned, although I think they prefer "St. Louis."
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Old 02-07-2014, 01:13 PM
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They think bringing together these large groups under one city heading makes their work easier. Whatever helps.
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Old 02-08-2014, 12:43 PM
Location: St Louis, MO
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It is because the city is named st louis and the county is named st louis. Unless the zip code is fully contained in a single city, it gets the name of the county instead.
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